Creekside Inn Palo Alto
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Palo Alto Lodging. . . Garden Serenity
Nestled along the peaceful Matadero Creek, the Creekside Inn delivers a relaxing Palo Alto lodging experience for business and leisure travelers. Relax and work in our 136 well-appointed guest rooms and suites in a beautiful garden setting. Our charming Palo Alto lodging offers quiet, spacious accommodations that are the perfect home away from home. Get inspired at the Creekside Inn, featuring high-speed internet, a business workstation, free shuttle service, catering, and complimentary parking.
Located just 2 miles from Downtown Palo Alto businesses and Stanford University, Creekside Inn is a beautiful Bay Area destination for corporate events, business meetings, conferences and training seminars. Our Palo Alto inn offers three indoor meeting rooms with up to 1,400 square feet of reception, banquet and boardroom space, complemented by an outdoor patio with pool views. Our landscaped gardens and relaxed rooftop patio are ideal for meeting breaks and networking events.
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