As the COVID-19 virus spreads across America, it continues to have significant impact on society, economy, and business. The government’s efforts to slow the spread of the pandemic have brought massive disruptions to Americans’ economic lives. For employees in many organizations, this is a time of great uncertainty and job insecurity. According to Gallup, nearly three in 10 employed Americans now say that their employer has cut jobs, reduced hours, or frozen hiring as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak. A lot of Californians are laid off, furloughed, or otherwise terminated from their jobs.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
(Effective: April 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is meant to respond to the economic impacts of the ongoing pandemic by providing paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding.
One of the most important changes affecting employees is the expansion of Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Depending on your specific circumstances, this law may provide you with additional sick leave if related to Covid-19 crisis. An employer who violates the FFCRA’s paid sick leave requirements may be considered to have failed to pay the minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Were you diagnosed with Covid-19 and were not paid for sick leave? Did you have to take time off to care for a family member who was diagnosed with Covid-19 and were not paid sick leave? Was your employment status negatively impacted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?
If you answer yes to any of the above, please contact our offices and speak to one of our attorneys. You can reach us at 760-592-0279 or Click Here to submit an email to our office will contact you to discuss your questions.
Employment Contract Violations
If you were a contracted employee and feel that your termination or layoff was not in accordance to your contract, contact our offices for a free consultation. In some instances, employment contract has notice provisions that need to be followed by the employer. Contact our offices for a free consultation if you feel your employer violated the terms of the employment agreement. You can reach us at 760-592-0279 or Click Here to submit an email to our office will contact you to discuss your questions.