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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.


March 19, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Employers Get Temporary Relief From the California WARN Act

In response to the ongoing disruption caused by the growing coronavirus pandemic, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-31-20 (the “Executive Order”) temporarily suspending the 60-day notice requirements and liabilities under the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“Cal-WARN”) for layoffs caused …›

March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

After Striking Deal with the President, the House of Representatives Passes Federal Relief Bill, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In the wee hours of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, three days after its introduction. Of primary interest to employers, if enacted, the bill would expand the Family and Medical Leave Act …›

February 28, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidelines For Employers

Following the publication of our January 31, 2020 Client Alert, “Coronavirus: Steps Employers Should be Taking,” the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) have issued new guidance for employers about how to respond to the recently discovered …›

February 21, 2020 - Legislation

Employment Law Trends to Watch in 2020

Last year, jurisdictions across the nation issued new laws and regulations further complicating compliance issues for employers, particularly for multi-state employers. Some of the most significant developments related to new and proposed laws are seeking to make it easier …›

February 12, 2020 - Legislation

Federal Court Preliminarily Enjoins the Attorney General from Enforcing AB 51, the New California Law Barring Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

A federal district court found that the new California law barring mandatory employment arbitration agreements is preempted by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). The court granted the challengers’ motion for preliminary injunction and barred the Attorney General (AG) from enforcing Assembly Bill (AB) 51.[1] …›