Employment Law Consultant (05-12-2020)

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Good Tuesday morning.

NEWS SEARCH: Looking for news on Covid-19? Some recommendations from PolitiFact in the article, “How to get your news during the time of coronavirus” Comments?

DAWN: In his essay “The Great Slump of 1930” John Maynard Keynes notes, in part, that, “The world has been slow to realize that we are living this year in the shadow of one of the greatest economic catastrophes of modern history. But now that the man in the street has become aware of what is happening, he, not knowing the why and wherefore, is as full to-day of what may prove excessive fears as, previously, when the trouble was first coming on, he was lacking in what would have been a reasonable anxiety. He begins to doubt the future. Is he now awakening from a pleasant dream to face the darkness of facts? Or dropping off into a nightmare which will pass away?” Relevant today? Comments?

UPDATE: ATTENTION: Employers. On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated COBRA. For information and links to relevant documents land forms see “FAQs ABOUT COBRA MODEL NOTICES” Comments?

REDUNDANT: Returning to work during the “reopening” ? From Forbes, “Workers 35 Years And Older May Suffer More Job Losses And Chronic Unemployment In The Wake Of COVID-19”  Comments?

KEY WORD: Thinking ahead on the “reopening.” The watchword should be proceed with caution, from The Washington Post, “As workplaces reopen, coronavirus could unleash an ‘avalanche’ of lawsuits over family leave, discrimination” Comments?

CONTEMPLATE:  A perspective on the Covid-19 crisis offered by Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, “The World Was Not Prepared for Covid-19. We Should Learn the Lessons and Change.” Comments?

THINK: Some “food for thought.” From the BBC (Future), “Why it’s so hard to be rational about Covid-19” Comments?

BELIEVE: Sexual harassment prevention and training. From Vox, “The debate over what “believe women” means, explained” Comments

★  TESTS: Covid-19; what about testing? From PolitiFact, “Coronavirus testing: What we know, all in one place” Comments?

JULY 2020: ATTENTION CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS: New regulations from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing regarding Religious Creed and Age Discrimination take effect on July 1, 2020, see “Fair Employment & Housing Counciln Employment Regulations Regarding Religious Creed and Age Discrimination” Comments?

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