Who’s Ready To Go Back To “Normal”? Re-Opening Your Business, Part 3: Business Plans

In this blog, Bill Acevedo highlights three industries to analyze the State of California’s re-opening guidance to explore the gray areas that nonetheless remain for operating in the “new normal” economy.

Re-Opening Your Business, Part 2: Navigating Government Orders and Regulatory Guidance

CNN has a helpful collection of information outlining where all 50 states stand on re-opening.  There is not enough space in this blog post to go through that data, especially as each state has a slightly different approach for re-opening.  Regardless of your particular state, though, one of the fundamental components of any re-opening planContinue reading “Re-Opening Your Business, Part 2: Navigating Government Orders and Regulatory Guidance”

Re-Opening Your Business is Going to be a Process, Not a Ribbon Cutting

In my very first class in college – a political science lecture – the professor stated, “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” In other words, every position is relative to the circumstances presented. That phrase has stayed with me over the years, especially as my profession is based upon the representation of myContinue reading “Re-Opening Your Business is Going to be a Process, Not a Ribbon Cutting”

Statutory Liability Protection for Essential Businesses is an Essential Need

Since the inception of the COVID-19 shutdown of the American economy instituted by governmental officials across the United States, food and beverage businesses have been designated as critical infrastructure and essential businesses. Early on, little guidance on how to operate in a pandemic beyond social distancing was provided in conjunction with the hastily prepared governmentalContinue reading “Statutory Liability Protection for Essential Businesses is an Essential Need”

Supplemental Paid Leave for Illness Related to COVID-19: A New Cost of Business for Large California Food Companies?

On Thursday, April 16, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, effective immediately. The Executive Order requires all food sector businesses that employee 500 or more “food sector workers” to provide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave.

CDC Issues Interim Guidance for Essential Businesses to Address Workers with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Exposure

Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, explains new CDC guidelines on employees returning to work if they have been exposed to COVID-19.

F&B Industry Update: FDA Issues Helpful COVID-19 Information and Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released topical information resources regarding COVID-19. These resources include questions and answers for industry on food supply, precautionary safety measures for worker and food safety, what to do if your workforce tests positive for COVID-19, and temporary policy guidelines.

Shelter-in-Place Update: It’s Essentially Not Business As Usual For Bay Area Essential Businesses

Some businesses and individuals weren’t getting the message.  So, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties and the City of Berkeley issued an updated Shelter in Place Order on March 31, 2020 (the “Order”).

Essential Businesses Can Limit Employee Commuting Stress With “Allow To Pass” Letters and Access Cards

Bill Acevedo, Co-Chair, Wendel Rosen LLP Food & Beverage Practice Group, discusses how employers can alleviate the concerns of their employers who must come in to help with operations during this time.