On Friday, March 20, 2020, Jonathan Werner and Theodore E. Bacon presented “Coronavirus and California Employers: What You Need to Know Now.”

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has left California employers with seemingly more questions than answers. What do I do if an employee presents with symptoms? Can I make them stay home? What about furloughs and/or layoffs? Do the federal and California WARN Acts apply?

This webinar provides California employers with the information they need now to appropriately respond to this unprecedented situation.


SLIDES California Employers_ What You Need to Know Now

California Executive Order N-33-20


As this is a fast moving topic, please note that this post is current as of March 23, 2020. For additional information and questions, please contact AlvaradoSmith at 714.852.6800. You can email Jonathan Werner at jwerner@alvaradosmith.com or Theodore E. Bacon at tbacon@alvaradosmith.com.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional counsel or legal advice. Seek legal counsel for advice with respect to any legal matter. The information in this document may not reflect the most current developments as the subject matter is extremely fluid and may change daily. The content and interpretation of the issues addressed herein are subject to change.

AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE