Coronavirus: A Checklist for California Employers
By Steven Gallagher and Paul Berkowitz
Steven Gallagher, an associate in Sheppard Mullin’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, defends employers in class actions, collective actions, PAGA actions, and single-plaintiff matters. He also represents clients before administrative agencies, such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the EEOC, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Paul Berkowitz, a partner in Sheppard Mullin’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, represents employers in all types of litigation, including class actions, FLSA collective actions, PAGA representative actions, and single-plaintiff matters. He works with clients in numerous industries, including financial services, telecommunications, retail, and healthcare.
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization and has caused ripple effects through the community, economy, and everyday life. Employers can use the following checklist to navigate the complicated legal issues they face in today’s ever-changing landscape.