Coronavirus: What Employers Should Know

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a major impact on the workplace. We want to share with you some general guidelines in the event your employee has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. Although, our current state is new territory for all, there are still regulations and compliance requirements applicable to your business.

On Wednesday, April 1, Cavignac & Associates partnered with Robert Wilson III, a Partner at Fisher Phillips in San Diego, to bring our clients a webinar to review some of this information. Topics that were reviewed during the webinar were:

  • New Leave benefits under Coronavirus Response Act
  • How to address work from home policies for counties that are under “Shelter in Place”
  • Employers exempt from “Shelter in Place order,” tips on monitoring health of employees (i.e. Temperature taking, notification of an infected employee, etc.) while still adhering to discrimination and privacy laws
  • Things to consider with temporary or permanent layoffs.

If you were unable to make the webinar in-person, a recording can be found here. You can follow along with the PowerPoint.

Forms, FAQs, and Alerts from Fisher Phillips

Forms FAQs Alerts
Essential Employee Travel Letter Attorney RW Comprehensive Los Angeles Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Employee Travel Letter Model DOL Los Angeles Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Remote Work Policy FFCRA FAQs 3.31 California Softens its WARN Act
Notice re: Measuring Temperature SBA LOANS FAQ 3 29 20 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR EMPLOYMENT
CCPA COVID-19 Notice re Measuring Temps Employee Benefits COVID-19 Key FFCRA and CARES Act Provisions
Emergency PSL and FMLA Handbook Addendum Essential Business Designations Expanded by Federal Advisory
Emergency PSL and FMLA Standalone Policy
Cheat Sheet – Employee with Symptoms Positive Test
COVID-19 Sample Employee Questionnaire
COVID-19 Manager Talking Points
MODEL ANNOUNCEMENT TO EMPLOYEES ABOUT POSITIVE TEST
Authorization to Disclose COVID-19 Diagnosis California Compliant
Employee Communication Re Temporary Closures-Layoffs
Integrated Employer Test Memo