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IRS and FTB Extend Tax Filing Deadline as Emergency Measure

In a move intended to relieve some of the financial pressure invoked by the coronavirus, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced the IRS has moved the national income tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020.  Mnuchin tweeted, “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will …

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Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There A Difference in California?

Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in the future, businesses are evaluating their options for preserving their companies while maintaining their workforce. CalChamber members are asking, “What is the difference between furloughing and laying off employees?” Essentially, a …

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What Is and Isn’t ‘Essential’ Business Under California’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure. This state order came on the heels of a number of local “shelter in place” orders that were also implemented up and down the state. As …

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Remote Work Considerations Amid Coronavirus

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is affecting us in ways that just a few short months ago were incomprehensible, and it’s making life for many employers pretty tough. While the trend of working from home, also referred to as “telecommuting,” has grown over the years, coronavirus concerns have pushed many employers to allow remote work …

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passes

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed additional emergency relief legislation known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act). Passed because of the escalating coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, the Families First Act creates expanded employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19, including a new federal paid sick leave law, an …

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California WARN Act Suspended For COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order suspending the bulk of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) for the duration of the current COVID-19 emergency, subject to certain conditions — an action that concerned employers are welcoming. The COVID-19 emergency is wreaking havoc on many employers’ operations. In the state’s effort …

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COVID-19 From an HR Perspective

In light of the recent pandemic, employers are unsure of their obligations regarding reducing employee hours, closing the office, or sending employees home if they exhibit symptoms associated with the virus.  In an effort to provide you the most up-to-date information, P·A·S Associates has prepared the following information. What are an employer’s legal obligations, if …

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Employees Who Settle, Dismiss Individual Claims Can Still Bring PAGA Lawsuits

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that employees that settle and dismiss individual Labor Code violation claims against employers can still pursue a claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), a statute that deputizes them to enforce violations on behalf of the state. Before the PAGA, only the state’s Labor Commissioner, not employees, could …

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Options for Employers, Employees During School Closures

In response to the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) situation, many school districts are electing to shut down campuses for several weeks to attempt to mitigate the spread of the virus. These closures will undoubtedly have a huge impact on both employers and employees, but employers and employees have several options, including the use of …

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Medical Proof of Disability Needed to Start Accommodation Process

One of my employees who has been with the company for a few years (and who was about to get written up for failing to complete projects in a timely manner) came to me and said she needed more time to complete her work because she’s dyslexic. I asked her to provide me a doctor’s …

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