Fight for Equality

Fight for Equality

In the wake of the terrible abuse of power and murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protests coupled with rioters taking advantage of the situation, I wasn’t sure how or whether to respond publicly. I don’t view myself as having a huge public reach, and typically...
New DOL FAQs on FFCRA

New DOL FAQs on FFCRA

Is that enough abbreviations for you? The Department of Labor just issued a few new answers to frequently asked questions about Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Now you know why I used the...
Bay Area Counties Double Down on Shelter-in-Place Orders

Bay Area Counties Double Down on Shelter-in-Place Orders

This Article was updated on 4/7/2020 to include correcting and clarifying information from the Temporary Regulations on the FFCRA. This is no April Fool’s joke. The same day the new Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act goes into effect, 8 Bay Area...
EDD’s Work Share Program

EDD’s Work Share Program

In these troubled times, unemployment insurance is on the top of many people’s minds, employers and employees alike. California offers a Work Sharing Program, with the goal of reducing the need for employers to furlough, rather than terminate, their staff in times of...
The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. Seven Bay Area Counties issued shelter-in-place orders. The Federal government passed two new laws as part of a larger bill providing extensive paid time off for employers with less than 500 employees. Governor Newsom...