The Government of Canada previously announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) would be available to support workers and businesses. On April 15, 2020, the prime minister announced that the eligibility rules will be expanded.
As they struggle to stay afloat during this time of crisis, many employers are looking for legal, humane ways to cut costs, including in payroll and benefits. This article summarizes the current state of Texas law on these subjects.
The Venezuelan government recently extended its declared State of Alert, under which all labor activities are suspended through May 13, 2020, except for telework and essential services. This article discusses options for employers during the suspension.
El gobierno venezolano publicó un decreto el 13 de marzo de 2020 declarando el Estado de Alarma, el cual fue recientemente extendido por otro período de treinta días. Todas las actividades laborales se suspenden hasta el 13 de mayo de 2020.
On April 13, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019, providing specific guidance to administrators on how to investigate potential COVID-19 hazards.
On April 11, 2020, the Los Angeles Office of Wage Standards issued rules implementing Mayor Eric Garcetti's emergency order that immediately required certain employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published additional guidance for employers regarding safety practices for “critical infrastructure workers” who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, numerous jurisdictions across the country, including Los Angeles, have issued new guidelines for employers and the general public concerning the use of face masks or other face coverings while outside the home.
On April 7, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted an emergency ordinance (the "PHELO") that requires private employers with 500 or more employees to provide paid public health emergency leave during the COVID-19 public health emergency.