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Operating Your Business in San Francisco During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While many counties around California moved into accelerated reopening, San Francisco County set its own pace. Though San Francisco has paused some reopening for now, as COVID-19 infection rates change, additional businesses will eventually be permitted to reopen. San Francisco created detailed requirements for businesses, whether essential or otherwise, to follow during the pandemic. All... Continue Reading…
July 13, 2020

Operating Your Business in San Francisco During the Coronavirus Pandemic

While many counties around California moved into accelerated reopening, San Francisco County set its own pace. Though San Francisco has paused some reopening for now, as COVID-19 infection rates change, additional businesses will eventually be permitted to reopen. San Francisco created detailed requirements for businesses, whether essential or otherwise, to follow during the pandemic. All... Continue Reading
July 13, 2020

California Department of Public Health Provides Guidance for Employers Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks

As businesses reopen, employers will almost certainly be faced with the potential of a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace. In addition to the industry-specific guidance for reopening that the State of California has issued, the California Department of Public Health (the Department) recently issued guidance for employers responding to a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace.... Continue Reading
June 26, 2020

California Department of Public Health Provides Guidance for Employers Responding to COVID-19 Outbreaks

As businesses reopen, employers will almost certainly be faced with the potential of a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace. In addition to the industry-specific guidance for reopening that the State of California has issued, the California Department of Public Health (the Department) recently issued guidance for employers responding to a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace.... Continue Reading…
June 26, 2020

San Francisco Expands Eligibility Under Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and Provides Additional Paid Sick Leave in Response to COVID-19

Last week, San Francisco announced expanded eligibility for paid sick leave under its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and announced the Workers and Families First Program, which provides city-funded additional sick leave pay for employees working in San Francisco. Expanded Use of Paid Sick Leave Since late 2006, San Francisco has had its own Paid Sick... Continue Reading
March 27, 2020

Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase for Hotel Workers May Have Far Reaching Implications

On December 16, 2014, the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association filed suit in federal court seeking to enjoin the City of Los Angeles from implementing the new Hotel Workers Act, which would put in place one of the nation’s highest minimum wages, targeted specifically to hotel workers in … Continue reading Los Angeles Minimum Wage Increase for Hotel Workers May Have Far Reaching Implications
December 17, 2014