On Wednesday, June 24, Duane Morris’ San Diego office provided meals from Sisters Pizza, a local restaurant that supports the LGBT community, to healthcare workers at Stepping Stone of San Diego, an LGBT-focused recovery center. We are happy to support equality during pride month through our firmwide initiative Meals for Healthcare Heroes. Assisting with the delivery and providing in person appreciation was Ed Cramp, Managing Partner of Duane Morris’ San Diego office. This program is funded by donations from Duane Morris attorneys and staff and is meant to honor the healthcare workers and support local restaurants. Duane Morris’ COVID-19 Strategy Team will be hosting 15 Meals for Healthcare Heroes events nationwide.
Several cities in California have swiftly enacted emergency ordinances requiring private employers to provide public health emergency leave consistent with the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The ordinances follow state and local proclamations of a public emergency and the increasingly robust shelter-in-place orders affecting businesses and individuals in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. We analyzed the San Francisco Public Health Emergency Leave ordinance and the FFCRA in recent Alerts. This Alert identifies developments in other California cities like San Jose, Los Angeles and Emeryville, as well as permissible uses of paid sick leave under the existing laws in Oakland, San Diego and Santa Monica for work absences that are related to COVID-19.
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