With restrictions beginning to soften following the months-long COVID-19 crisis, and producers eager to get back to production, but daunted by the economic and legal challenges of the pandemic production protocols, Fox Rothschild has launched a pro bono initiative to support financially impacted producers and production companies.  Earlier this week, a cross-country, collaborative team of

The White House has issued new guidelines for employers preparing to reopen their workplaces.  While there is no date certain for businesses to reopen, employers can use these guidelines to develop new processes and procedures for ensuring worker safety and a smooth operational transition. Governor Newsom or local officials may develop additional or more restrictive

With the rapidly evolving landscape, new issues arise daily for employers.  Join our Labor & Employment and Hospitality teams, on March 12th at 12pm pacific time, for a Q&A format webinar on addressing COVID-19 concerns at work.  While the focus will be on customer-facing industries such as hospitality and retail, most guidance is applicable to

With cases of COVID-19, or novel Coronavirus, at 87 and rising in the United States, communities are bracing for widespread impact.  Here are some issues for consideration in managing wellness (and fear) in the workplace:

Protecting Employees

  • Reduce or cancel non-essential business travel (especially international).  Monitor relevant travel advisories and consider work-from-home arrangements upon return

Gig economy giants Uber and Postmates failed to convince U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee that she should grant an injunction to prevent enforcement of AB-5.  While seeking to halt enforcement of AB-5, the companies concurrently contend that the law does not apply to their drivers.  In case you’re just tuning in, AB-5 creates a legal

Our Labor & Employment team has been busy this fall! As loyal readers, your inboxes have been filled with our updates on all the changes to California employment laws.  This legislative session ended on October 14th, so we thought it would be helpful to recap the changes you should have on your radars.   These new

Parental leave policies are back in the news.  Jones Day, one of the nation’s largest law firms, faces legal action claiming its parental leave policy is discriminatory.  The policy at issue provides 10 weeks of paid parental leave for biological parents (regardless of gender) who seek to be primary caregivers.  In addition, the policy grants

Father’s Day came early for the class of new dads who settled their gender discrimination lawsuit last week regarding JPMorgan Chase’s parental leave policy. As we discussed here, this lawsuit, and the one against Estee Lauder that settled last year, shed light on the importance of treating new parents equally in the workplace, regardless