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MoFo ELC equips our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information on employment and labor law issues covering key judicial, litigation and legislative developments, their implications for employers, and strategies to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.


June 4, 2020 - Leaves of Absence

New California Court Decision Highlights Potential Perils of Unlimited Vacation. Bonus Concerns: Settling Cases with Releases, Vacation Pay Statute of Limitations and Vacation Pay Lawsuit in M&A

While the United States and California legal worlds remain (understandably) focused on issues arising out of the COVID-19 global pandemic, California courts continue to issue important, and potentially policy-altering, rulings in cases affecting employment law. One such case, McPherson v. EF Intercultural Foundation, Inc.,[1] …›

The Impact of Workplace Harassment on Mental Health

Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The goals of Mental Health Awareness Month include raising awareness about mental health issues and illnesses, educating the public about mental health, reducing the stigma and misconceptions about mental illness, and …›

April 20, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Should Employers Require Employees to Wear Facemasks?

As employers begin considering return to work strategies, many are wondering whether they should permit or require individuals to wear facemasks at work. It may be surprising to many companies, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has published detailed standards and guidance …›

DOL Issues Regulations for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On April 6, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published regulations regarding the paid leave programs previously established in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and later revised in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security …›

Payroll Tax Relief Provisions of COVID-19 Legislation

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress has passed legislation to encourage continued payment of wages and benefits by providing relief to employers in the form of payroll-related tax credits, loans, and tax-deferral programs, including: - for businesses with fewer …›

April 2, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Treasury Department Issues Guidance (and Application) for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On Tuesday afternoon, the Treasury Department released its guidance concerning the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was authorized by Congress under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Under the PPP, qualified small businesses, eligible non‑profits, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors may …›