Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
With the California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. (Here is Govenor Newsom's Executive Order https://covid19.ca.gov/img/Executive-Order-N-33-20.pdf)
Businesses are encouraging employees to stay home if sick and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some employers are also taking drastic steps such as layoffs, reduction in hours, and closing. While California is working to support individuals financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak there is so much confusion about the benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19. The Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) has great guidance, information and support services. Here is the link: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart
Individuals should scroll to the bottom of the page to see the "Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19" chart. This chart makes it easy to understand what resources are available to employees impacted by COVID-19 and includes links to .
The LWDA also provides resources, guidance, educational materials, and model written plans and programs for employers.
Here is the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/. (Update as of March 21, 2020).
With the challenges facing employers and employees during the COVID-19 crisis growing exponentially you can contact Rothmeyer|Rothmeyer for assistance with the critical facts and strategies to manage through this global crisis together.