As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the legal landscape, John Drake and Amy Jensen discuss the challenges employers are facing with enforcing restrictive covenants, including how to navigate closed courts, furloughed and laid off employees, and remote work.
In this episode of our Workplace Safety in California series, Kevin Bland and Karen Tynan discuss special considerations for healthcare employers facing workplace safety inspections, by OSHA or CAL-OSHA, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This podcast addresses contractors’ duties to investigate a worksite before construction begins. Randy Ruff and Jonathan Mraunac discuss the importance of reviewing design documents and studying field conditions prior to bidding on a job, what can happen when contractors fail to conduct adequate walk-throughs, the type of information owners must disclose to bidding contractors, and who bears the risk if an issue is discovered later in the process.
In this podcast, Mike Nader discusses pending legislation that could significantly impact employers if passed before the California Legislature’s current session ends on August 31, 2020. Many of the proposed bills relate to the coronavirus pandemic, including a bill that would provide employees with up to 10 business days of bereavement leave and a bill that would make leave and job protection benefits available to employees recovering from COVID-19. Our speaker also addresses Senate Bill 1383, which would expand leave requirements under the California Family Rights Act to apply to small employers with five or more employees—essentially, to most California employers.