Covid-19 and Work: Free Resources and CEA Webinar

Posted by: Gail Cecchettini Whaley, J.D. on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Covid-19 is here and information changes daily. As the crisis unfolds, employers have many questions regarding reducing risk, business impact, and managing employees. At CEA, our members have raised lots of good questions and concerns.

On March 19, 2020, all employers can join us for a free one-hour discussion on Covid-19 and the workplace. Register here today!

In the meantime, the State of California has provided some free resources for employers and workers about coronavirus, known as COVID-19. These resources cover issues such as state wage replacement benefits and workplace safety.

Free Covid-19 Resources for Businesses

Here is a list of available free resources from both California and federal government agencies:

Join CEA for a Webinar on Coronavirus and the Workplace

In CEA's March 19, 2020 webinar on Coronavirus and the Workplace, we will discuss the following topics and leave time for your questions as well! The webinar is FREE so all employers can get their questions answered. We will cover:

  • Information on the current state of coronavirus and its impact on the workplace
  • Guidance from the CDC and EEOC on coronavirus and the workplace
  • When and if you can send sick employees home
  • Asking for medical information, testing employees and handling confidential medical information
  • Whether you need to pay employees who can’t work, the use of accrued time off, and potential wage replacement benefits (SDI, PFL, UI, workers’ comp)
  • Applying mandatory or optional leave of absence policies to coronavirus illnesses (PSL, FMLA)
  • Whether to require (or offer) remote work options
  • Business disruption and the need to shut down, furloughs and layoffs
  • How to handle business travel
  • Reducing risk in client or customer-facing positions
  • Avoiding panic, disinformation and discriminatory conduct
  • Practical steps: healthy hygiene, clean offices, good communication
  • Your questions!



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