Employment Law Consultant (05-14-2020)

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Published every Tuesday and Thursday.


Good Thursday morning.

JOB LOSS: A grim historical landmark, from Morning Brew, “Economists Brace for 22M Lost Jobs in April” Comments?

LAYOFFS: The current financial impact of Covid-19 on state budgets. From Axios, “States face economic death spiral from coronavirus” Comments?

CA BUDGET: California Residents: From the Legislative Analyst’s Office, The 2020-21 Budget: California’s Spring Fiscal Outlook which “provides an update on the state budget’s condition in light of the public health emergency and economic downturn associated with the coronavirus disease 2019.” Comments?

★ BOOKSTORES: Looking for some good books? From Reuters, “Pandemic pushes California bookstores to find innovative ways to keep customers” Comments?

COURT: Employer’s take note. From Littler’s  ASAP, “Wave of COVID-19 Litigation Already Rising, Threatening Employers as They Return to Work” Comments?

HISTORY LESSON: A history lesson which may help us avoid the mistakes of the past…or not., From the BBC (In Pictures), “Coronavirus: How they tried to curb Spanish flu pandemic in 1918” Comments?

COMFORT: Working for comfort, from the BBC (Worklife), “How to work from home – comfortably” Comments?

PLANNING:  Somethings to think about when making the decision to reopen the economy. From Vox, “4 reasons state plans to open up may backfire — and soon” Comments?

★ FOOD BOX: An old program (Harvest Boxes) revised and brought back to life by Covid-19. From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, see the FAQs for the “Farmers to Families Food Box” program. Comments?

TIME FLYS: Take a deep breath and think about the last few months. Doing so prompted one analyst,  Zachary B. Wolf , CNN to comment, “What’s happened is that in less than six months, well more than 1.2 million Americans have been infected with a disease, and more than 75,000 have died…[B]ut that is only part of the story.” See more at “It took 4 months for a virus to do this to the US” Comments?

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