On Friday, April 17, a coalition led by the Music Artists Coalition (MAC) announced that an agreement had been reached on a music industry exemption to Assembly Bill 5 (AB5).
This week, Governor Gavin Newsom continued efforts to provide relief for California workers impacted by COVID-19 while beginning the planning process for reopening California’s economy.
On April 12, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.16, requiring employees of essential businesses who come into close contact with customers and/or the public to wear face coverings.
On April 10, the District of Columbia enacted the COVID-19 Response Supplemental Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 (the Act).
On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation creating completely new, non-COVID-related sick leave entitlements for employees throughout New York state.
On April 7, 2020, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an emergency order requiring nonmedical essential workers to wear nonmedical-grade face coverings while working.
California employers faced with difficult layoff decisions were provided additional guidance by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) regarding the state’s new notice requirements for mass layoffs.
On March 27, 2020, the city of Los Angeles passed the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave ordinance (SPSLO), which was signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti on April 7, 2020.
On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law, after it passed the House of Representatives.
Federal agencies are providing guidance for employers struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.