Public Law

Public Law Journal: FALL 2020, VOL. 43, NO. 4


By Dawn Ross

Dawn Ross is the managing partner of Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP, and leads its Labor & Employment group. Ms. Ross provides counsel and litigation support to both public and private employers. Ms. Ross can be reached at

As Shelter in Place restrictions continue to ease throughout California and employees return to the office, it is important for employers to be aware of the ever-changing requirements and expectations to keep your staff and the public safe.

The following provides some initial considerations for employers under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") and the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), as well as best practices. Employers should also be aware of many other considerations that apply, including reasonable accommodation obligations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") and the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), as well as leave obligations under the California Family Rights Act ("CFRA").

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