AC Hotel Palo Alto
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AC Hotel Palo Alto is the perfectly precise hotel, offering elegant design and modern essentials for business and leisure travelers. Every moment has been designed, refined, crafted and considered to create a comfortable, elegant and unobtrusive experience so guests can maximize enjoyment and efficiency. Designed as a LEED Silver Certified hotel, the property features 145 guest rooms and suites across 5 floors and includes three meeting rooms and more than 2,100 square feet of meeting and event space. The AC Kitchen features a Spanish-inspired breakfast daily. The AC Lounge features tapas, local craft beers, a curated wine list and signature cocktails. Guests will enjoy valet parking and a sophisticated patio experience with an outdoor fireplace and lounge seating.
- Featuring flexible gathering space with an adjacent outdoor patio for indoor-outdoor events
- Our Brand New Hotel is Honoring Marriott’s Commitment to Clean
- Our meeting rooms and event spaces feature state-of-the-art technology and connectivity
- Centrally located with easy access to Silicon Valley and Palo Alto attractions
New Law for Employers
The full text of the FFCRA can be found here.
The FFCRA is a new federal law that requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two new paid leave benefits for eligible employees affected by the COVID-19 virus in 2020. This applies only to those employees (not already laid off) who are home sick. The leave requirements generally provide paid sick time or paid leave under certain circumstances (as described more fully in the notice poster, link #4, below). The FFCRA also provides tax credits that may help employers provide the paid leave benefits.
The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat workplace effects of COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave, taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The law enables employers to keep workers (who are home sick with COVID-19 related illness and therefore unable to work, even remotely) on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus. The Departmnt's Wage and Hour Division administers the paid leave portions of the FFCRA.
If an employer has fewer than 50 employees and providing the paid leave benefits would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern, the small business exemption may apply. Employers who believe they qualify for the exemption should document why the business meets the exemption criteria unless and until the Department of Labor issues additional guidance on claiming the exemption.
Effective April 1, 2020, employers are required to properly notify their employees of the new FFCRA leave benefits and implement the requirements.
Below are links to important resources that contain compliant employee notices, guidance, and recommendations for employers subject to the FFCRA.
- Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
- Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
- Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster
courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP