With all of us now working from home for the foreseeable future, Nina and I thought we’d bring back this recurring feature — with a
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
To paraphrase a popular quote: There are years when nothing happens and there are days (and weeks) when years happen.
The nonstop barrage of news, orders, and other materials continues making updating a blog on the subject feel hopelessly out of date the moment you click “Publish”.
So rather than any lofty posts this…
Late Sunday evening, a new Executive Order and new DECD guidance were both released clarifying the “Stay at Home. Stay Safe” rule that goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m.
Executive Order 7J amends the Friday order in two important ways:
- It permits non-essential retailers to be staffed on site, provided that they may only
This morning, my firm put out an urgent alert regarding what businesses need to know about Executive Order 7H over the weekend. My department’s collective guidance is included in that alert so I recommend it highly to you all.
The following is a portion of the alert…
The news late Friday was not unexpected. The Governor is shutting down the offices of non-essential businesses including non-profits.
But if I had told you two weeks ago that Connecticut would be issuing an order telling non-essential businesses that their offices would have to close, I’m not sure I would’ve had many believers.
Thursday brought still another busy day of news as increased testing in Connecticut brought a big jump in numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
We’re starting to hear about employers considering furloughing employees instead of simply laying them off.
(Though the numbers of layoffs in Connecticut is over 54,000 — since Friday.)
Wednesday was supposed to be the first day of vacation for me and my family in Florida.
Instead, I spent it at home helping clients run from one crisis to another.
It’s pretty amazing how quickly all of our lives have changed so dramatically.
Also amazing: Congress passed major legislation on leave related to COVID-19. …
Before I do a recap, I want to share a hopeful tidbit. My friend Tim plays the bagpipes. For the last few years, St. Patrick’s Day (and the weekend) is his favorite time because his band rents a bus and tours pubs across Connecticut.
Suffice to say, there was no pub crawl yesterday.
Monday, March 16th was brutal.
I kept using that word over and over in conversations with employers who are watching their entire business disappear overnight.
Layoffs — at a scale that I think is difficult to comprehend — are sweeping through Connecticut businesses.
Restaurants? Closed (except for takeout or delivery).