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Jonathan S. Sack focuses his practice on a wide-range of labor & employment law issues, including traditional labor, employee discipline and terminations, workplace investigations, wage and hour, discrimination, employee benefits, and leave and disability. He has broad experience before arbitrators and federal and state administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the California Labor Commissioner. He also regularly advises clients on employment law issues that arise in corporate transactions. His experience spans numerous industries in both the public and private sectors.

As summarized in a previous GT blog post, California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy established criteria for easing and tightening restrictions on the activities of California residents and businesses based on counties’ Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection rates. When the system took effect initially on Aug. 31, the state assigned each county one of four color-coded tiers – Widespread (purple), Substantial (red), Moderate (orange), or Minimal (yellow) – based on two factors: average daily case rate and test positivity rate. To move into a less restrictive tier, a county must meet the criteria for the less restrictive tier for the previous two weeks.

Effective Oct. 6, a third criterion took effect. The California Health Equity Metric is intended to reduce disparities of COVID-19 transmission in disadvantaged communities hardest-hit by the virus and is reportedly the first of its kind at the state level in the nation. The metric has two components.
Continue Reading The Carrot and the Stick: California Becomes First State in the Nation to Condition Business Reopening on Reduced COVID-19 Transmission in Disadvantaged Communities

Work stoppages and disruption of operations are consequences of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This GT Alert provides an overview of federal law regarding employee protections associated with work
Continue Reading Handling Employee Concerns and Protests During the Pandemic: Federal Law on Interference with Operations