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Governor's Executive Order Provides Relief For California Employers

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 7, 2020 12:13:03 PM

On March 17, 2020, California Governor Newsom issued an executive order that suspended certain provisions of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.


The goal is to provide businesses with some relief from the unprecedented actions being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Retroactive as of March 4, 2020, which is when a State of Emergency was declared in California, the order will be in effect through the end of this emergency. The order suspends penalty provisions of the California WARN Act, including the noncompliance remedies of back pay, other damages, and civil penalties.

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Topics: california labor law, coronavirus, COVID-19, layoffs, WARN Act

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