The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has issued coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FAQs on laws it enforces. The FAQs address issues such as:
- Leave for employees under quarantine or at risk of exposure;
- Questioning employees about their travel to high-risk areas; and
- The effect of operational shutdowns on exempt and nonexempt employee compensation.
Employers subject to laws enforced by the Office of the California Labor Commissioner should review the FAQs and ensure their policies are compliant with the Labor Commissioner’s Guidance.
In addition, employers should watch for further official guidance and directives in this rapidly developing area.