John Giovannone authored the article "Avoiding Pandemic-Driven Employment Litigation in California," for Bloomberg Law on November 12, 2020.
Except: "The California government's response to the pandemic has created employment litigation pitfalls for employers. Employers need to navigate Governor Gavin Newsom's May 2020 guidelines for reopening businesses, as well as the law passed in September 2020 designed to supplement the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The law requires private employers with 500 or more employees to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave to employees who leave their homes to perform work. Cal. Labor Code Section 248 et seq. (2020).
The guidance that follows is designed to assist California employers' efforts to issue spot and avoid those pitfalls as they press to get back to a form of approximating business as usual."
The article continued with covering 1) Managing the Remote Work Exodus, 2) avoiding discrimination when employees return, 3) and paid sick leave and disability considerations. To read the full article, click here.