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 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 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 that are set forth at 29 C.F.R. §§ 826.10-826.160.

Apr 3, 2020 Special Bulletins

The CARES Act Provides Forgivable SBA Loans for Private Schools 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 private schools 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 2, 2020 Special Bulletins

How Nonprofits Should Communicate With Employees About Their Potential Exposure to COVID-19 In The Workplace

The figures related to the COVID-19 pandemic have become grim in the United States.  As of March 30, 2020, at least 160,700 individuals have tested positive for the virus, with approximately 6,800 of those cases in California.  As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we anticipate that many nonprofits will unfortunately be confronted with news that one of their own employees has contracted the disease, and will need to face the challenges that come with notifying other employees about their potential exposure.  LCW can assist you with navigating these difficult challenges and offers the following guidance on what to do if you become aware that an employee (other community member) tests positive for COVID-19.

Apr 1, 2020 Fire Watch

Public Agency Not Liable For Off-Duty Officer’s Accidental Shooting Of Bartender

Three off-duty Honolulu Police Department police officers stopped at a bar for drinks.  After consuming several drinks, one of the officers, Officer Kimura, inspected his personal revolver, which the Department authorized him to carry, to ensure it was loaded.  The other two officers watched an intoxicated Kimura attempt to load his already-loaded firearm. Kimura’s revolver accidentally discharged, striking and severely injuring bartender Hyun Ju Park. 

Apr 1, 2020 Fire Watch

Employer Liable For Payroll Employee’s Willful FLSA Violations

Employer Solutions Staffing Group (ESSG) is a group of staffing companies that contracts with other companies to recruit employees and place them at jobsites.  In 2012, ESSG contracted with Sync Staffing (Sync), which placed the recruited employees at a jobsite run by TBG Logistics (TBG).  At TBG, the recruited employees unloaded deliveries for a grocery store.  TBG maintained a spreadsheet of the employees’ hours, which it sent to Sync.  Sync then forwarded the spreadsheet to ESSG.