May 26, 2020

California Orders Residents (All 40 Million!) To Shelter In Place

Today, March 19, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 requiring all individuals living in California to “stay home or at their place of residence except as necessary to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.”  Individuals are permitted to leave their homes for necessities such as obtaining food, prescriptions and health care, but are required to practice social distancing during any such excursions.  Essential services will remain open, including, but not limited to:  gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks, hospitals, and laundromats.  California’s order will remain in effect until further notice.

Around the same time as Gov. Newsom’s Order, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a “Safer at Home” emergency order requiring all residents of the City of Los Angeles to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all movement outside of their homes beyond what is absolutely necessary to take care of essential needs.  Of particular importance to employers, the new order prohibits individuals from going to their workplace unless they provide certain essential services.  Los Angeles’ Safer at Home order goes into effect immediately after midnight tonight (March 19, 2020) and will remain in effect until March 31, 2020, unless it is extended.

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Anthony J Oncidi, Employment Attorney, Proskauer Rose Law Firm
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Anthony J. Oncidi heads the Labor & Employment Law Group in the Los Angeles office. Tony represents employers and management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including litigation and preventive counseling, wage and hour matters, including class actions, wrongful termination, employee discipline, Title VII and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, executive employment contract disputes, sexual harassment training and investigations, workplace violence, drug testing and privacy issues, Sarbanes-Oxley claims and employee raiding and trade secret protection....

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Philippe (Phil) A. Lebel represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, trade secrets, and breach of contract litigation, in both the single-plaintiff and class-action context, at both the trial and appellate level, and before administrative agencies. Phil also represents employers in connection with labor law matters, such as labor arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Additionally, Phil counsels clients to ensure compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and assists a variety of companies and financial firms in evaluating labor and employment issues in connection with corporate transactions. Phil also has experience assisting employers with sensitive employee investigations.

Phil has assisted clients with labor and/or employment issues in a wide array of sectors including in the entertainment, financial services, fitness, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, education, media, high-tech, biotech, manufacturing, transportation, professional services, and staffing industries, among others.

Phil regularly speaks on emerging issues for employers and has been published or quoted in Law360, the Daily JournalBusiness Insurance, and SHRM.org regarding a variety of labor and employment law topics.

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