Yesterday, I was able to participate in a webinar for various Fairfield County chambers of commerce on very latest for employers on the CARES Act and more.

Senator Chris Murphy joined the webinar for the first part and noted that a new stimulus package is already being discussed even while we evaluate the existing one.  His office has been providing daily updates with several helpful links for businesses.  

Also on the webinar, a representative from the CT Small Business Development Center provided a very helpful summary of the loans available for businesses, including the latest on Paycheck Protection Program. All of the SBDC’s guidance is available free here.

My thanks to the City of Stamford for the invite to participate in the webinar. But that’s not everything that has been going on.

Here’s what else you need to know:

Until further notice, all in person meetings and hearings with the CHRO and the Office of Public Hearings are being cancelled. Mediations or fact-finding conferences may take place over the phone or via video conferencing where possible. If you have an in-person meeting scheduled with the Commission, please contact the assigned agency staff member regarding its status. Contact via email is preferred. If you are unsure who the assigned staff member is, please contact the CHRO unit the matter was filed with.  

If you would like to file a CHRO complaint, the intake appointment will take place over the phone or through video conferencing where possible.  

If you require an extension related to Covid-19 for a matter pending before the agency, the Commission will try to accommodate your request. To request an extension, please contact the assigned agency personnel or unit. 

For those that are taking a day or two off for Easter or Passover, I wish you all a Happy Easter and Happy Passover.