CDF Partner Todd Wulffson discusses "Navigating the New Normal: Legal Issues Confronting California Businesses When Bringing Employees Back From Furlough," in an article for Daily Journal on May 1, 2020.
"Over 95% of the U.S. population is currently under stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders. Millions of workers have been laid off or furloughed, the latter being at least impliedly told that they will be returning to their jobs. With California counties starting to announce their readiness to return to normalcy (e.g. Orange County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on April 28, 2020 to re-open the county), it is time all California businesses started planning to re-open. It is going to take some thoughtful planning, however, because businesses that restart operations will face a slew of legal pitfalls and logistical challenges as they recall employees who have been working remotely or sitting idle during the COVID-19 pandemic." Click here to read the full article.