Many California workers will really be staying at “home for the holidays” given the state’s broad new Stay-at-Home Order that effects California by region.  Currently two regions, Southern California and San Joaquin Valley are subject to these new restrictions as of December 6th at 11:59 pm.   The other three regions have not yet met the threshold, but all are expected to hit that mark soon.

Many thanks to John Jung for summarizing the new order in this Alert, a must-read for all California employers (and residents).

This means yet another round of furloughs or layoffs for California employers, so please be thoughtful with your employee communications on that issue.

In the meantime, it looks like the holidays in California will be limited to your household (including pets) and not much else given limitations on public and even private gatherings.

Please stay safe, and keep your employees safe during the holidays!