Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
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Set amidst picturesque water and flower gardens and koi ponds, the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is a source of familiar comfort in the Silicon Valley. Our resort-like setting welcomes you.
After spending a full day browsing downtown Palo Alto?s charming boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants, return for a quick swim or workout. Retreat to one of our 346 spacious guest rooms, many of which feature a patio or balcony.
Share our elegantly-appointed facilities with 10 to 500 people for a unique wedding reception, banquet, or business conference. A 24-hour business center, wireless Internet access, and a lobby concierge will keep you connected, even when miles away from home.
The entrance to Stanford University is just outside our door. You can also take the nearby Cal Train and explore Fisherman?s Wharf, Union Square, or Chinatown. Or enjoy a scenic drive to Napa Valley for some wine tasting and beautiful views.
Enjoy the beauty of the San Francisco Bay area while connecting with loved ones at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.
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