Three New Coronavirus Developments for Employers
MSK Client Alert
March 16, 2020
There are several new developments at the federal and state level regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on California employers and workers. The United States House of Representatives passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” (H.R. 6201), tentatively creating new paid leave obligations related to the coronavirus for many employers. Moreover, two California government agencies have issued important new guidance on coronavirus and its impact on employers and workers: The California Labor Commissioner’s Office issued an FAQ Memo and the California Employment Development Department (EDD) also issued relevant guidance.