COVID-19 Employment Resource Center in San Diego
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP Can Guide You through This Turbulent Time
The outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus commonly referred to as COVID-19 has resulted in massive changes to everyday life around the world. California is no exception to the various states that have issued shelter-in-place orders and required “non-essential” businesses to cease operations.
Although intended to slow the spread of the highly infectious and potentially deadly virus, these measures have had profound impacts on employees. If the nature of your work hasn’t allowed you to work from home, you may have lost your job or received zero-hour schedules from your employer. If you have been working during this time, your employer may have taken advantage of the confusion to side-step important employment laws that apply whether there’s a state of national emergency or not.
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has assembled a team of attorneys to address the many employment-related issues facing employees in the wake of COVID-19 and the government’s measures to curb infection. Discover answers to your questions below, and reach out to us if you feel you need to hold an employer accountable for unlawful business practices during this time.
Resources for Employees Affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
- COVID-19 and the Workplace: What You Need to Know (General Resource Page)
- Employees Impacted by COVID-19: You May Be Entitled to Paid Sick Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)
- What is expected of me while I am teleworking?
- Interplay Between FFCRA Paid Sick and Leave and Existing Leave Rights (e.g., FMLA)
- Can my employer treat me differently because I am over 65?
- Can my employer force me to take a leave during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Can my employer ask me about my disability or medical condition during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Essential Workers Are “Doing It For Themselves” As the Song Goes – Strikes Ratchet Up During COVID-19
- Can my employer treat me differently because I'm Asian or from another country during COVID-19?
- Can I lose my job if I have COVID-19?
- Do I have to disclose if I am immune compromised?
- What is an essential business? What if I provide services to an essential business? Can they force me to work?
- What do I do if my employer is forcing me to work and I don’t feel safe or comfortable?
- Can I be fired for refusing to work?
- What do I do if I am immune compromised or a family member is, and I don’t feel safe coming to work?
- Is it retaliation if I am fired for refusing to go to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Am I entitled to unemployment insurance if I am fired because I refuse to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Am I entitled to unemployment if I quit a job because I am not comfortable working because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What is a “furlough”?
- Can I collect unemployment if my shifts are cut?
- What if an employee tests positive for COVID-19 – what does my employer have to do?
- Do undocumented workers have relief or protection as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
- I’m an independent contractor (or self-employed), what rights do I have? Am I entitled to unemployment or other benefits?
- Can I demand more money if I am being forced to work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- What does my employer have to provide to allow me to work from home?
- Do I still have to pay my lease payments when I can’t use my office/retail space?
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