LOS ANGELES, CA April 20, 2020 — Castle Publications, in partnership with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, is pleased to announce the publication of Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues. The nearly-500-page online book, created by Castle Publications founder and Sheppard Mullin partner Richard Simmons and Sheppard Mullin partners Brian Murphy and Adam Rosenthal, provides employers with a comprehensive resource for managing employment issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic during – and after – the crisis. It is a one-stop, go-to “desk reference” that provides businesses and employers throughout the country reliable information that is a click away. As an online publication, the forward-looking Employer’s Guide will be routinely updated throughout 2020 to reflect the effects of the pandemic and the regulatory responses on the legal landscape.

“COVID-19 has fundamentally changed America’s workplaces and the ways employers across the country must address their obligations to employees,” said Simmons. “Our definitive new Guide provides employers with a thorough analysis of current and constantly-evolving labor and employment laws to help employers effectively navigate this new employment world.” Some of the topics covered in the Employer’s Guide include:

• Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Comprehensive analysis of Department of Labor guidance, regulations and other authorities issued since March 2020.

• First & Second Generation Challenges: Addresses employer obligations in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown, and legal strategies for employers emerging from the crisis.

• Federal and State Guidance: Compilation and analysis of CDC guidelines; reshaping wage and hour considerations, the increasing role of public health standards in workplaces, new remote working environments; continuing WARN Act responsibilities, the CARES Act, Unemployment Programs, OSHA and workplace safety, and more.

In addition to the online publication, Castle Publications will offer webinars covering a variety of topics featured in the guide. To receive notifications regarding the webinars, send an email to

For more information and to order Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues, click here.

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