• Animal Hospital of Palo Alto

    Animal Hospital of Palo Alto

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    About Us

    Dr. Katherine Peden Statton DVM

    Kathy was born and raised in Menlo Park and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Following her dream and love of horses, she went to Kansas, where she graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After a one year equine only internship in Colorado, Kathy moved to Rhode Island. In 2008, she changed her focus from horses to companion animals. After multiple moves, Kathy and her family have landed back in Northern CA and are loving every minute of it. Kathy enjoys veterinary ophthalmology and pain management while at work and gardening with the kids when away from work. Her family includes a wonderful husband, two kids full of energy, two cats full of patience and a golden retriever who enjoys spending time with the family anyway she can.

    Dr. Kristy Moding DVM

    Kristy is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina State Veterinary School. Dr. Moding has a special interest in surgery, dentistry and laser therapy. She is dedicated to staying up-to-date on veterinary medical developments and spends much of her time outside of work reading veterinary research journals and articles.
    Dr. Moding is also passionate about volunteering to provide veterinary care free of charge to animals in developing countries and shelter pets in need. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and travel. Dr. Moding also enjoys part-time practice in equine medicine. She currently lives in Redwood City with her husband, children and their maltipoo, Pancake. She feels so lucky to work with animals and the

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  • New Law for Employers New Law for Employers

    FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)

    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.

    1. Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
    2. Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
    3. Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
    4. Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
    5. Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster

    courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP

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