Over the weekend, Calif. Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order to ensure that essential critical infrastructure workers can obtain necessary child care to continue working to assist the State’s response to COVID-19.

The order allows for the reopening of state-subsidized before and after school childcare facilities. Essential workers will now have priority in arranging for childcare during work hours.

Cory Lunde

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) was passed rapidly by the House and Senate, and signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The Act contains an unprecedented response by the federal government to the national health emergency by mandating paid sick time and paid family medical leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will have to take immediate action to prepare to comply with the new law which goes into effect on April 1, 2020.

Jason Resnick

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