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Kate De La Cruz focuses her practice on employment law. Kate has experience with litigation and transactions focused on civil rights.Read Kate De La Cruz's full bio.

New California Law SB 1159 Creates Workers’ Compensation Presumption for Certain Eligible Employees


By and on Oct 1, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Labor

On September 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1159 into law, which is effective immediately for all employers. Among other things, the law creates a “disputable presumption” under workers’ compensation statutes for certain employees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and establishes reporting requirements on confirmed cases and number of employees. Access the article.

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Don’t Fear the Math – Analyzing Layoffs, Plant Closings Under the WARN Act


By on Jul 23, 2020
Posted In Employment

Complying with the federal WARN Act, a layoff or shutdown notification law, and its state counterparts is more than just crunching numbers. In a recent Bloomberg Law article, McDermott Will & Emery’s Kate De La Cruz examines five “alarms” companies should consider to ensure compliance. Access the article.

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