Coronavirus Alerts

Regularly Updated

AALRR is continuously putting out important information for our clients and contacts who are dealing with the implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  We have created this page as a quick repository of all of our coronavirus information.  We will continue to update this page as additional information becomes available.  

School Districts and Other Public Agencies

  1. The California Department of Education and Various Statewide Organizations Issue Aspirational Framework for Local Agreements - 4.2.20
  2. Updated 04.01.20 - Seven Bay Area Counties Release Virtually Identical "Shelter in Place of Residence" Orders That Will Affect Schools and Local Educational Agencies in Those Counties - 03.17.20
  3. Updated -- HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 3.30.20
  4. Issues to Consider While Preparing for Distance Education: Part I – Privacy, Notice, and Consent - 3.30.20
  5. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provides Funding for Students, Including Students With Disabilities - 03.27.20
  6. Massive Federal Stimulus Bill Approved — Contains Funding and Waiver Authority for Educational Entities - 03.27.20

  7. Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 Brings Temporary Changes for Retired Annuitants - 03.27.20

  8. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Inquiries and Medical Examinations During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20

  9. US DOL says HR 6201 paid leave provisions take effect April 1, 2020 - 03.25.20
  10. New Executive Order allows emergency updates for board members as exception to Brown Act - 03.24.20
  11. An Analysis of CDE’s and OSERS’ Most Recent Guidance for Serving Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Related Closures - 03.22.20

  12. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20

  13. SB 89, SB 117, and CDE Guidance:  What Local Educational Agencies Need to Know About the State’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 03.21.20
  14. Los Angeles County Issues “Safer at Home” Order Aimed at Drastically Limiting Contact Between Persons - 03.20.20
  15. COVID-19:  Bargaining the Impacts and Effects with Your Education Employee Unions - 03.20.20
  16. HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 03.20.20
  17. Governor Newsom Issues Statewide “Stay at Home” Order – Essential School/College Employees and Contractors Are Exempt - 03.19.20
  18. Governor Issues New Executive Orders Suspending More Brown Act Requirements Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 03.18.20
  19. California's Department of Education and Health & Human Services Agency Issue "New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools" Providing a Framework for Distance Learning - Encourage LEAs to Ensure Opportunities Are Available to Vulnerable Students - 03.18.2020
  20. Orange County Health Officer Issues Order Immediately Prohibiting “All Public and Private Gatherings of Any Number of People,” Subject to Specified Exceptions: What Schools and Colleges Need to Know - 03.17.20
  21. New COVID-19 Legislation Impacts Timelines for Special Education Assessment Plan Development; Student Records Requests; Uniform Complaint Procedures; and English Language Proficiency Assessments - 03.17.2020 
  22. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs – How School Facilities are Affected and Recommended Guidance - 03.16.2020
  23. Governor Calls for “Home Isolation” of Persons 65 and Older and With Chronic Conditions; School Employers May Grant Additional Leave, Including Paid Leave - 03.15.2020
  24. The Impact of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-26-20 on Special Education Departments - 03.15.2020
  25. Governor Orders Certain Funding and Services to Be Maintained During Coronavirus (COVID-19) School Closures - 03.15.2020
  26. Brown Act Partially Suspended Due Coronavirus (Covid-19) - 03.12.2020
  27. Practical Tips for Planning for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Special Education - 03.12.2020
  28. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alert - 03.05.2020

Community Colleges

  1. Updated -- HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 3.30.20
  2. Massive Federal Stimulus Bill Approved — Contains Funding and Waiver Authority for Educational Entities - 03.27.20
  3. Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 Brings Temporary Changes for Retired Annuitants - 03.27.20

  4. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Inquiries and Medical Examinations During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20

  5. US DOL says HR 6201 paid leave provisions take effect April 1, 2020 - 03.25.20
  6. New Executive Order allows emergency updates for board members as exception to Brown Act - 03.24.20
  7. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  8. Los Angeles County Issues “Safer at Home” Order Aimed at Drastically Limiting Contact Between Persons - 03.20.20
  9. COVID-19:  Bargaining the Impacts and Effects with Your Education Employee Unions - 03.20.20
  10. HR 6201 Requires School and Community College Districts to Grant Paid Leave Due to COVID-19 - 03.20.20
  11. Governor Newsom Issues Statewide “Stay at Home” Order – Essential School/College Employees and Contractors Are Exempt - 03.19.20
  12. Governor Issues New Executive Orders Suspending More Brown Act Requirements Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 03.18.20
  13. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education Including Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations - 03.18.2020
  14. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Issues Interim Guidance for Administrators of K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs – How School Facilities are Affected and Recommended Guidance - 03.16.2020
  15. Governor Calls for “Home Isolation” of Persons 65 and Older and With Chronic Conditions; School Employers May Grant Additional Leave, Including Paid Leave - 03.15.2020
  16. Brown Act Partially Suspended Due Coronavirus (Covid-19) - 03.12.2020
  17. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Alert - 03.05.2020

Cities, Counties and Special Districts

  1. CARES Act: What Public Entity Employers Need to Know About the Federal COVID-19 Stimulus - 3.31.20
  2. Considerations for Public Agencies Before Implementing Furloughs and Layoffs 3.27.20
  3. Governor’s Executive Order N-25-20 Brings Temporary Changes for Retired Annuitants - 03.27.20

  4. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Inquiries and Medical Examinations During COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20

  5. Considerations for Public Agencies Before Implementing Furloughs and Layoffs - 03.27.20

  6. Governor Newsom’s Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” Includes Government Employees - 03.23.20
  7. Governor Newsom Issues a Statewide “Stay Home” Order That Affects But Does Not Close Public Entity Employers - 03.20.20
  8. HR 6201: What Public Entity Employers Need to Know About Federal COVID-19 Legislation - 03.19.20

  9. Eight California Counties and the City of Fresno Release Orders Affecting Public Entity Employers in Those Areas - 03.19.20

Construction and Cal/OSHA

  1. City of Los Angeles Building & Safety Threatens to Shut Down Worksites if New Covid-19 Guidelines are Not Followed - 4.1.20
  2. Bay Area Counties Impose Additional COVID-19-Related Restrictions on Construction Activities - 04.01.20
  3. Warning!  Project Suspensions Caused by COVID-19 May Trigger Mechanics Lien, Stop Payment Notice, and Payment Bond Deadlines- 3.30.20
  4. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  5. Taking an Employee’s Temperature and Cal/OSHA in the Construction Industry - 03.19.20
  6. Owners Begin to Screen Construction Workers for COVID-19 Symptoms Possibly Leading to Labor Shortages - 03.19.20
  7. Construction Contracts and COVID-19: What You Must Know to Survive! - 03.16.2020
  8. Cal/OSHA Issues Interim Guidelines For Protecting General Industry Workers From Exposure To Coronavirus - 03.10.2020
  9. CAL/OSHA Issues Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus - 03.03.2020

Labor & Employment

  1. New “Shelter-at-Home” Orders Issued by Seven Bay Area Counties Extend Restrictions through May 3 and Include New and Time-Sensitive “Social Distancing Protocol” Requirements for Essential Businesses - 04.01.20
  2. Department of Labor Issues Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster and FAQ Regarding Posting Requirements 3.31.20
  3. California Supreme Court Deals Another Blow To Employers: Individual Employee’s Settlement of Labor Code Violation Claims Does Not Extinguish “Aggrieved” Status for PAGA (Civil Penalty) Purposes -- 3.30.20
  4. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  5. Governor Newsom issues Statewide “Stay Home” Order - 03.20.20
  6. Los Angeles County Issues “Safer at Home” Order; Cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena Follow Suit - 03.20.20
  7. HR 6201: What Employers Need to Know About the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act - 03.18.20
  8. Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Temporarily Relaxing California’s WARN Act Reporting Requirements in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.18.20
  9. Atkinson's Answers - 03.16.2020
  10. COVID-19: The Employer’s Quick Guide - 03.02.2020

General Business

  1. Privacy Implications and CCPA Compliance in the Time of COVID-19 - 04.03.20
  2. California Announces Deferral of Sales & Use Tax up to $50,000 for Businesses with Less than $5 million in Taxable Sales - 04.03.20
  3. CARES Act Allocates $350 Billion for Small Business Loans Under Paycheck Protection Program - 04.02.20
  4. New “Shelter-at-Home” Orders Issued by Seven Bay Area Counties Extend Restrictions through May 3 and Include New and Time-Sensitive “Social Distancing Protocol” Requirements for Essential Businesses - 04.01.20
  5. IRS Releases First Set of Guidelines for FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit - 4.1.2020

  6. CARES Act Extends $2T in Spending and Tax Breaks Aimed at Bolstering U.S. Economy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - 03.27.20
  7. COVID-19 RELIEF:  Employment Tax Credit is Now Available for Businesses Subject to Mandated Paid Leave Under the Family First CoronaVirus Response Act - 03.25.20

  8. Governor’s Office Releases Updated List of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” - 03.21.20
  9. Tax Relief - Federal and State Governments Extend a Helping Hand - 03.19.20
  10. Orange County Issues Amended Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19 – March 18, 2020 - 03.18.20
  11. Orange County Issues Order to Slow Spread of COVID-19 - 03.17.20
  12. Does The COVID-19 Coronavirus Trigger The Force Majeure Clause in Your Commercial Contracts or Otherwise Excuse Performance By Either Party? - 03.13.2020

These AALRR publications are intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in reaching a conclusion in a particular area of law. Applicability of the legal principles discussed may differ substantially in individual situations. Receipt of this or any other AALRR presentation/publication does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Firm is not responsible for inadvertent errors that may occur in the publishing process.

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