COVID-19 Re-Opening Considerations, Part 4: Understanding The Risk Of Re-Opening

Just a few weeks ago, the trend line showed that the infection, hospitalization and death rates were moving markedly downward.  States across the country were eager to re-open businesses and ramp the economy back up.  Now, we are in the midst of a retrenching of our positions, hunkering back down somewhere between a state ofContinue reading “COVID-19 Re-Opening Considerations, Part 4: Understanding The Risk Of Re-Opening”

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”

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.

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”).

FDA Recalls FDA Menu Regulations

FDA watchers may have experienced whiplash last week as the FDA did an about face and postponed restaurant nutritional disclosure regulations that were years in the making. In 2014, under the Obama Administration, the FDA enacted regulations that required chain restaurants to disclose “certain nutritional information for standard menu items” to “enable consumers to makeContinue reading “FDA Recalls FDA Menu Regulations”