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California COVID-19 Series: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions [PODCAST]

In the first episode of our California COVID-19 series, Joe Beachboard and Charles Thompson provide answers to employers’ frequently asked questions based on our two recent California COVID-19 webinars. They discuss shelter in place orders, leaves of absence, furloughs and Cal-WARN Act obligations, payout of PTO and sick time, and cost-saving measures such as reducing the salary of exempt employees and reducing working hours.

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Joseph L. Beachboard Labor & Employment Attorney Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart Torrance, CA
Managing Director

Joseph (“Joe”) Beachboard is a nationally recognized expert on labor and employment law issues who joined Ogletree Deakins in 2001.  He helps employers avoid work-related legal exposure, including providing training to a variety of high-profile organizations.  He regularly speaks at large employment law conferences around the country and has been quoted in a number of prestigious publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, National Law Journal, and HR Magazine.

Since 2001, Joe has served as the chair of Ogletree Deakins’ Client Services...

Charles Thompson, Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, Employment Law Attorney

Charles L. Thompson IV counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters.  These areas include trade secrets and unfair competition, California and federal leaves of absence, ADA compliance, and wage and hour compliance.

Charles also represents employers in traditional labor law matters. He advises and represents employers in collective bargaining. He also represents employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including in unfair labor practice and representation hearings. In addition, he represents employers in discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations.