Skilled COVID-19 Employment Defense Attorneys
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our COVID-19 employment defense law firm employs over 50 skilled litigation specialists and support staff members.
Our staff is committed to covering any overlapping issues that will complicate our clients’ businesses with end-to-end defense strategies for the challenging and ever-changing employer responsibilities mandated by the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal legislation.
We believe in the power of innovation, experience, and results that help ensure our clients are following workplace legislation, protections, and rules that can help employers implement strategies to navigate the impact of COVID-19 in the workplace.
Our COVID-19 employment defense law emphasizes education, counseling, and litigation support to employers, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators, which allows our clients to proactively operate ahead of the curve.
May California or Nevada Employers Require Employees to Be Vaccinated for COVID-19?
Both California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and Nevada’s Fair Labor Standards Act outline the legislation regarding the size of employers that may require the COVID-19 vaccination for all employees, including the compensation requirements for the time they are obtaining the vaccine and any reasonable accommodations required for religious, health, or disability purposes.
Potential litigation is also challenging employers in wage and hour disputes when employees are not being paid for the time it takes to have temperature checks, cleaning and sanitizing, or other COVID-related protocols that are required to maintain the workforce’s health and safety.
Each of these factors requires a skilled COVID-19 employment defense attorney in California and Nevada to ensure your organization has proven legal protection and strategies in place to successfully continue operations without succumbing to the legal implications the virus has introduced in the workplace.
What Do Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our COVID-19 employment defense lawyers in California and Nevada understand each legal precedent and professional nuance contained in our existing and newly constructed state and federal employment laws that impact our client’s ability to operate their businesses on the right side of history.
One of the new pieces of federal legislation that helped change the employment landscape for all employers included the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
FFCRA allowed employees to request the necessary paid and unpaid time off — without penalty or retaliation — to ensure the employee’s health and that of their family was prioritize during the pandemic.
Companies were required to comply with the Act through December 31, 2020.
The Act empowered employees to allege that their employers were either not providing leave outlined therein, or were retaliated against for requesting FFCRA leave, spurring countless lawsuits throughout the country.
Employers who voluntarily choose to continue providing paid leave any time from January 2021 up to the extended deadline of September 2021 will receive a tax credit from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
If your organization has extended FFCRA leave for your employees, the latest revision of the Act requires employers to follow stringent obligations to avoid violating their employees’ rights, which may jeopardize your COVID-19 defense if you are not following each statute carefully.
Keep in mind, even if your organization did not extend your FFCRA leave or credit beyond December 31, 2020, employees have up to two years from the time the protection lapsed to pursue a lawsuit against the company for any perceived wrongdoing during that time.
If you have questions about your involvement in FFCRA, contact our COVID-19 employment lawyers today to help protect your organization by proactively educating and advising your stakeholders while aggressively defending and litigating your unique case inside and outside the courtroom.
What Do Employers Need to Know About COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Rehabilitation Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Rehabilitation Act includes requirements for reasonable accommodation and non-discrimination based on disability and rules about employer medical examinations and inquiries.
Cases alleging employers are not accommodating California’s version of the Americans with Disabilities Act and its protections for physical and/or mental disabilities have continued to gain traction throughout the state.
In addition, the ADA has restrictions on when and how much medical information an employer may obtain from any applicant or employee, including medical exams or any disability-related inquiries unless they are job related and consistent with business necessity.
If you are unsure about how the ADA requirements – both in California and Nevada – have been affected by pandemic addendums, contact our skilled COVID-19 employment defense attorneys today to understand your organization’s rights and those of your employees.
COVID Employment Defense Attorneys Proactively Producing Solutions for Each of Our Client’s Unique Needs
If your employees are alleging COVID-19-related violations, they can span several articles of protective legislation that can leave your organization in an incredible legal bind without the proper legal representation.
Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP has earned a reputation for aggressive and comprehensive legal representation in COVID-19 employment defense and overall employer defense strategies as they consistently overlap and require specialized legal minds to produce solutions.
We are dedicated to decreasing each of our client’s liability exposure by delivering nearly four decades of successful litigation and large-firm resources to avoid any potential crossover lawsuits by assuring they are addressed, defended, and closed before they can make their way into the courtroom.
Contact Our COVID-19 Employment Defense Attorneys
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our skilled COVID-19 employment defense attorneys focus on producing end-to-end solutions for our clients.
If your company is being threatened with COVID-19 violation lawsuits of any type — or has already been served with the complaint — contact our experienced employment law defense lawyers today by calling 818-501-4343 to ensure your legal rights are protected before you respond to the allegation.