As I was saying about some days… Wednesday merits TWO posts.

  • Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor released it’s poster that employers must use starting April 1, 2020.
    You can download the poster here.
    Employers can also review new poster guidance today that states such tidbits as “No, you cannot put federal notices in a binder.”  (Really, a binder?)
    In any event, put the notice up where you keep your other posters and you’ll be fine; it’s not that complicated.
    And note: There’s a typo in it! Hopefully they’ll release a new one today.
  • Also earlier today, my firm released a new client alert on the updated statutory guidance released by the USDOL on the leave provisions.  You can review that here.
  • What else? Also on Wednesday, the chief administrative judge for the Connecticut State Courts indicated that all scheduling agreements and case management orders in Superior Court are suspended until the courts resume normal operations.
    The details of such an order will be forthcoming on the Court’s website, but for employers with matters in state court, discovery deadlines and other such deadlines are now getting delayed indefinitely.
  • Connecticut is seeing a massive influx of unemployment claims, almost matching the entirety of jobs lost during the recession in 2008-2010.  As a result, there is a three week backlog on processing those claims.
  • Congress is still rewriting the stimulus plan as of this evening but buried deep in the draft were some revisions to the EFMLEA and EPSLA.  What will remain in the final version remains to be seen, especially regarding the tax credits.

Last but not least, I have to thank our local restaurants. We recently ordered curbside takeout (Pro tip: pop your trunk for contactless takeout) and it was a great way to break up the same old meals. Be sure to do the same.