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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act Makes Significant Benefits Available to Qualifying Employers Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 27, 2020, U.S. businesses breathed a sigh of relief when the House of Representatives passed, and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the "CARES Act," into law. The 880-page CARES Act and the more than 2 trillion dollars in relief thereunder aim to address a broad range of industries and activities impacted by the novel coronavirus and its related disease (COVID-19), including public health programs, waiver of certain provisions and penalties related to management of retirement funds, direct payments to individuals, expansion of unemployment insurance benefits, and critical increases in lending for small businesses. As such, a complete analysis of the CARES Act is beyond the scope of this publication.

U.S. Congress Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act Impacting Employer Obligations in Light of Public Health Emergency

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, federal legislators passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "Act"). The purpose of the Act is to make emergency fiscal appropriations in response to the widespread repercussions of the novel coronavirus and its related coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Act will take effect on April 2, 2020, fifteen days after its passing, and will expire on December 31, 2020.

Orange County Order Issued to Slow Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Orange County officials have taken action, effective immediately, banning all public and private gatherings beyond those of a single household in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Issued by County health officer Dr. Nicole Quick, the Order prohibits "all public and private gatherings of any number of people, including at places of work, occurring outside all single household or living space."

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace

As coronavirus continues to spread throughout California, and the world, it is important for employers to understand its workplace ramifications and the steps employers should take to ensure a safe workplace for its employees. Both Cal/OSHA and OSHA regulations require employers to provide a safe workplace and provide employees with information and training about workplace hazards, such as coronavirus. 

Kyle Kring and Kenneth Chung Named 2020 Super Lawyers

We are pleased to announce our managing partners Kyle Kring and Kenneth Chung have been selected to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Mr. Kring was nominated for his excellence in Construction Litigation. For over 30 years, Mr. Kring has represented California contractors, engineers, owners, and materials suppliers in construction litigation matters. Mr. Chung was nominated for his excellence in Business Litigation. Mr. Chung's business law experience includes corporate, real estate, contract, intellectual property and employment issues. This is Mr. Chung's tenth consecutive year receiving this honor which is reserved for attorneys who exhibit excellence in their practices.

Tyler Kring Sworn in to State Bar

Tyler Kring Sworn in to State Bar

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Congratulations to Tyler Kring who was sworn in as a member of the California state bar yesterday. Hon. Gregory Lewis of the Orange County Superior Court administered the oath while the courtroom was filled with many of Tyler's Kring & Chung colleagues including his father, Kyle Kring. The swearing in of our new lawyers is always a special occasion.

We look forward to Tyler Kring becoming our newest employment law associate.

Managing Partners Named 2019 Super Lawyers

We are proud to announce that our Managing Partners, Kyle D. Kring and Kenneth W. Chung, have once again been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list. Mr. Kring was selected to Super Lawyers for 2011 - 2013 and 2018 - 2019. This is the ninth consecutive year Mr. Chung has received this honor. The rigorous process is designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Toy Drive Benefiting Seneca Orange County

Kring & Chung spread holiday cheer when they partnered with Seneca Orange County to host a toy drive. Through generous donations from employees and tenants, we were able to collect many gifts to uplift the spirits of children this holiday season. Since 1985, Seneca is committed in doing whatever it takes to help children and families thrive. Through a range of services aimed at supporting children's mental health, placement in forever families, and achieving success in school, Seneca's support is truly unconditional.

For more information on how you can donate to Seneca, visit Seneca's website.


K&C Clothing Drive Benefitting WHW

During the month of March, Kring & Chung will be helping collect items for WHW's annual Suits for a Cause clothing drive. Participation supports unemployed or underemployed individuals in Orange County in need of assistance in making a great first impression on potential employers. As part of the Southern California legal community our new or gently used professional and casual clothing and accessories will assist men and women in being prepared to successfully enter the workforce. If you would like additional information on how you can contribute, please email To learn more about WHW's non-profit organization, you can view their website here.

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