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COVID-19 Information and Legal Resources

Welcome to Hanson Bridgett’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center – an online toolkit to help clients confront and address legal issues arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including a series of targeted alerts available below. Hanson Bridgett has assembled a multidisciplinary response team available to help our clients navigate the myriad unique issues presented by the developing worldwide pandemic, and to protect their companies and employees.

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Added March 31, 2020:

PRIVACY, DATA SECURITY AND INFORMATION GOVERNANCE:
COVID-19 and CCPA: No Delay in Enforcement

Business Disruption Strategies Alerts

Planning for and Negotiating Mergers & Acquisitions In Light of COVID-19 March 30, 2020

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Loans and Eligibility for Loan Forgiveness March 27, 2020

Cannabis Industry Law Alerts

Governor's Office Designates Cannabis an Essential Business March 23, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Implications for Cannabis Dispensaries March 18, 2020

Construction Law Alerts

Risk Management Advisory: Considerations for Engineers in Responding to COVID-19 March 24, 2020

Construction to Continue For Now Following Governor Newsom’s "Stay at Home" Order March 20, 2020

Important Shelter-in-Place Exceptions for Some Construction Activities March 17, 2020

Corporate Law Alerts

The Force of Force Majeure in Supply Chain Contracts March 26, 2020

Force Majeure and Other Contract Performance Defenses In The Face Of COVID-19 March 19, 2020

Obligations of Boards of Directors in Light of COVID-19 Restrictions March 13, 2020

EXTERNAL:
With Scrapped Events Mounting, Publishers Find a Key Revenue Diversification Avenue Blocked March 12, 2020

Employee Benefits Law Alerts

Additional Payroll Tax Credits for Small and Large Employers Under the CARES Act March 30, 2020

CARES Act – Important Changes to 401k or other Retirement Plans March 30, 2020

Group Health Plan and Cafeteria Plan Issues Related to COVID-19 March 30, 2020

UPDATED IRS and DOL Issue COVID-19 Related Tax Credit Guidance March 25, 2020

UPDATED Employee Benefits Questions and Answers Related to COVID-19 March 25, 2020

Environmental Law Alerts

U.S. EPA's Temporary Enforcement Policy Provides Needed Guidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic March 30, 2020

Complying with Environmental Requirements During COVID-19 March 24, 2020

Government Law Alerts

FPPC Extends Deadline for Form 700 Filings to June 1, 2020 March 30, 2020

Executive Order Relaxes Brown Act Requirements Further March 20, 2020

Newsom’s Executive Order on COVID-19 Loosens Teleconference Rules for Public Meetings under the Brown Act and Bagley-Keene Act March 13, 2020

Insurance Recovery Law Alerts

Business Interruption Insurance May Cover Losses Related to Coronavirus March 16, 2020

Labor & Employment Law Alerts

The CARES Act Increases Unemployment Compensation Coverage and the DOL Clarifies Exemptions to the FFCRA March 30, 2020

CARES Loans Come With "Union Neutrality" Price Tag March 27, 2020

Notice to Employers: California WARN Act Notice Requirements Suspended March 19, 2020

Employer Notice: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Becomes Law March 19, 2020

Employer’s Notification Requirements of Possible COVID-19 Exposure March 18, 2020

California Employment Development Program Provisions Relating to COVID-19 March 16, 2020

H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 16, 2020

Workplace Safety and COVID-19: California and Federal OSHA Issue Employer Guidelines March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Employer Requirements for Reporting & Recordkeeping Under California OSHA March 13, 2020

Land Use Law Alerts

Shelter-in-Place Implications for Bay Area Development Projects March 17, 2020

Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance Law Alerts

COVID-19 and CCPA: No Delay in Enforcement March 31, 2020

Real Estate Law Alerts

Newsom Temporarily Bans Evictions of Residential Tenant’s Impacted by COVID-19 March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Considerations for Landlords & Property Managers March 19, 2020

Newsom Order Facilitates Local COVID-19 Eviction Restrictions March 19, 2020

California Governor's Executive Order to Utilize Hotels for Emergency Purposes March 16, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Considerations for Private Lenders March 16, 2020

Senior Housing and Care Law Alerts

AMERICAN SENIORS HOUSING ASSOCIATION (PDF):
FFCRA Health Care Provider Paid Sick Leave Exemption Expanded And CARES Act Increases Unemployment Compensation Coverage March 28, 2020

WEBINAR MATERIALS (PDF):
UPDATE: Coronavirus Preparation and Response March 25, 2020

WEBINAR MATERIALS (PDF):
Coronavirus Preparation and Response March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Preparedness and Response for Senior Living Communities February 27, 2020

Tax Law Alerts

Modifications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 in the CARES Act March 27, 2020

Tax Day Extended to July 15 – Now Matches Payment Deadline March 20, 2020

The IRS and FTB Delay Tax Deadlines by Up To 90 Days March 18, 2020

San Francisco Offers Relief to Local Small Businesses in Response to COVID-19 March 16, 2020

 

CORONAVIRUS
Key Issues for Employers
WEBINAR - March 19

On March 19, our Labor & Employment attorneys hosted a webinar on “Coronavirus Issues for Employers.” Below please find the presentation materials for download as well as the recording of the webinar.

Presentation Slides (PDF) »

On-Demand Video »
On24 Registration Required


Response Team

Michelle Akerman
Andrew Bassak, Lead
Edward Bernard
Judith Boyette
David Gehrig
Paul Gordon
Christopher Karachale
Jordan Lavinsky
Constance Liu
Raymond Lynch
Diane Marie O'Malley
Elizabeth Masson
Jonathan Storper

Hanson Bridgett Reacts

FROM OUR MANAGING PARTNER:
Update on Our Efforts to Address the Coronavirus

BLOOMBERG LAW:
Coronavirus Is Forcing Big Law Out of Office—What They Can Learn

LAW.COM:
Short-Term Work Around or the New Normal? Firms Cope With Covid-19 Reality

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19

World Health Organization: COVID-19 Updates

CISA: Critical Infrastructure Sectors

US Department of Labor

OSHA: COVID-19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice - FAQs

California

California Department of Public Health - Guidance Documents

Cal/OSHA Interim Guidelines for General Industry on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease

Cal/OSHA Interim Guidance for Protecting Health Care Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus Disease

CalChamber Advocacy Employers Resources

CALIFORNIA
Executive Orders

SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF
Executive Order N-40-20 March 27

CALIFORNIA HEALTH CORPS
Executive Order N-39-20 March 27

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Executive Order N-38-20 March 27

MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS
Executive Order N-37-20 March 27

STATE PRISONS
Executive Order N-36-20 March 24

BROWN ACT: OFFICIAL BRIEFINGS
Executive Order N-35-20 March 21

VOTE BY MAIL EXPANSION
Executive Order N-34-20 March 20

STATE-WIDE SHELTER-IN-PLACE
Executive Order N-33-20 March 19

HOMELESSNESS
Executive Order N-32-20 March 18

DELIVERIES
Executive Order N-31-20 March 17

SCHOOLS
Executive Order N-30-20 March 17

CALWORKS + BROWN ACT
Executive Order N-29-20 March 17

EVICTIONS
Executive Order N-28-20 March 16

VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Executive Order N-27-20 March 15

SCHOOL FUNDING
Executive Order N-26-20 March 13

DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
Executive Order N-25-20 March 12

CALIFORNIA
County and Local Orders

Hanson Bridgett Memo on Court Orders March 24

Counties Alameda County March 16
Contra Costa County March 16
Los Angeles County March 19
Marin County March 16
Mendocino County March 18
Monterey County March 17
Napa County March 17
Orange County March 17
Riverside County March 16
Sacramento County March 17
San Francisco County March 16
San Benito County March 17
San Diego County March 18
San Mateo County March 16
Santa Clara County March 16
Santa Cruz County March 16
Solano County March 18
Sonoma County March 17
Ventura County March 17
Yolo County March 18

Cities & Municipalities Berkeley March 16
Fresno March 18
Irvine March 17
Palm Springs March 17
Tracy March 18