Monday Economic Report: Off the Charts: Job Losses Spike, Service Sector Shaken Amid COVID-19
Unsurprisingly many economic indicators hit historic and troubling records as the economic damage globally from the COVID-19 pandemic grows. Here are some of the record-breaking numbers from last week:
White House Extends Social-Distancing Guidelines Until End of April
President Trump said he was extending the administration’s social-distancing guidelines for another 30 days through the end of April.
Mr. Trump, speaking at a news conference in the White House Rose Garden, said the peak of the death rate from the new coronavirus was expected to hit in two weeks. Mr. Trump predicted the country would be on its way to recovery by June 1.
“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won,” he said. “It’s very important that everybody strongly follow the guidelines.”
Governor Cuomo Announces “NYS on Pause” Functions Extended for an Additional Two Weeks
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced all NYS On Pause functions will be extended for the next two weeks. The Governor also directed the state nonessential workforce to continue to work from home for an additional two weeks through April 15th. The state will re-evaluate after this additional two-week period.
Council of Industry ZOOM Call – Key Elements of the CARES Act and Related Programs Including Disaster Relief Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program
- When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1 pm
- Where: Online webinar/conference call
- Cost: No fee to participate
OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Workplace Safety
Bond, Scheoeneck & King Attorney Steven J. Ricca writes Employers are aware that the “General Duty Clause” (§5(a)1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employers to furnish a workplace that is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.” During the current global COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus known as “SARS-CoV-2,” there are issues in every workplace to varying degrees regarding application of the General Duty Clause.
COVID 19 Related Employment Law Issues Web Conference Essential HR Discussion with Greenwald Doherty
When: Monday, March 30, 2020 at 1 pm
Where: Online webinar/conference call
Cost: No fee to participate
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Through this discussion with three partners at Greenwald Doherty, participants will learn about best practices for managing the workforce, workplace safety and employer options concerning sick time, FMLA PFL, salary reductions and layoffs.