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.

Sep 15, 2020 Special Bulletins

Governor Signs AB 2257 Updating AB 5 Independent Contractor Law

AB 5, which went into effect January 1, 2020, codified in the Labor Code the “ABC” test for determining independent contractor status that the California Supreme Court adopted in its 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903. Our bulletin regarding the details of AB 5 can be found here.

Sep 15, 2020 Blog Posts

AB 2147 Clears Career Paths for Formerly Incarcerated Persons Trained as Firefighters

While skies all over California were turned strange colors by fire and smoke on September 11, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2147 into law. Passed by a 51-12 majority in the Assembly and a unanimous 30-0 vote in the Senate, this law creates new Penal Code section 1203.4b, designed to make it easier for inmates trained in firefighting in the Conservation Camp Program or on a county hand crew to gain employment as professional firefighters after release.

Sep 14, 2020 Special Bulletins

Department of Labor Issues Revised Regulations Concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor ("DOL") promulgated three revised regulations concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") (29 C.F.R. 826.) The revised regulations will take effect on September 16, 2020, upon publication of the revised rule in the Federal Register. 

Sep 11, 2020 Special Bulletins

California Department of Public Health Updates Guidance Related to Cohorts

On Friday, September 4, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) revised its Guidance Related to Cohorts  (“Cohorting Guidance”), which it originally released on August 25, 2020.

The Cohorting Guidance is intended to provide guidance for the use of small “cohorts” and groups of children and youth in order to deliver necessary in-person child supervision and limited instruction, targeted support services, and facilitation of distance learning in small group environments for a specified subset of children and youth. This “Cohorting Guidance,” applies to children and youth who attend or participate in controlled, supervised and indoor environments that are operated by local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations or other authorized providers, including public and private schools, child-care facilities, organized and supervised care, recreational programs, youth groups, before and after school programs, and day camps.

Sep 11, 2020 Published Articles

Newsom Takes Aim at 'Gap' in COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

Partner Gage C. Dungy was quoted in the Law360 article, "Newsom Takes Aim at 'Gap' in COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law," discussing the recent signing of AB 1867, which gives Californians who have been exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 access to paid sick time for the remainder of 2020. 

Sep 10, 2020 Special Bulletins

Assembly Bill 1867 Provides Statutory Entitlement to “COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave” to Public Employees Exempted from Receipt of Leave Benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)

On September 9, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1867 into law. This bill adds Labor Code Section 248.1, which provides up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related supplemental paid sick leave (“COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave”) for “emergency responder” and “health care provider” employees exempted from the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (“EPSL”) benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).