Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Daniel Cassidy Celebrates Fifty Years of Practicing Law

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore would like to congratulate Daniel C. Cassidy on celebrating fifty years of practicing law.  Dan, a founding partner of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, is among the most experienced and accomplished practitioners in the fields of public sector labor relations, negotiations and employment law.

Apr 8, 2020 Special Bulletins

State Superintendent Issues “Framework for Labor-Management Collaboration: Serving Local Communities During the COVID-19 Emergency”

On April 1, 2020, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (“SPI”), Tony Thurmond, issued a “Framework for Labor-Management Collaboration: Serving Local Communities During the COVID-19 Emergency” (“The Framework”).  The SPI developed this joint document in collaboration with representatives for Governor Gavin Newson, as well as a broad-based group of organizations including the California School Boards Association, the Association of California School Administrators, and the major statewide unions that represent school employees.  The document is intended to support labor-management collaboration for K-12 districts and unions navigating the unique challenges of COVID-19.

Apr 7, 2020 Published Articles

Emergency Response

J. Scott Tiedemann, Peter Brown, and Steve Berliner were interviewed in the Daily Journal to discuss advising clients in the time of COVID-19.  

Apr 6, 2020 Special Bulletins

Determining the Employees Essential to Your Agency’s Function and Complying with Executive Order N-33-20

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 (“Order”), which effectively imposed a statewide shutdown of non-essential business and governmental operations.  This Special Bulletin was updated on April 6 to reflect the most current guidance and orders. 

Apr 3, 2020 Special Bulletins

The CARES Act Provides Forgivable SBA Loans for Nonprofits to Help Pay Employees and Other Costs

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) authorizes banks and lenders to provide up to $349 billion in potentially forgivable loans to small businesses under the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program.  The CARES Act includes these federally backed loans to help small businesses pay their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. This bulletin sets forth the pertinent information nonprofits need to know about these SBA loans.

Apr 3, 2020 Special Bulletins

IRS Releases Guidance on How The Tax Credits Work Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Under The CARES Act

Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) give eligible employers the opportunity to claim payroll tax credits from the IRS. The purpose of the tax credits is to ease the financial burden of paying qualified employees paid sick leave and paid family leave under FFCRA and to help eligible employers keep up with payroll during these uncertain times.

Apr 3, 2020 Special Bulletins

Department of Labor Issues Temporary Regulations Concerning Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)

On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued temporary regulations, and related comments, concerning the paid leave provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), including the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”). The new set of FFCRA regulations are set forth at 29 C.F.R. §§ 826.10-826.160.  A link to these regulations and comments is accessible here: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf.