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Kennedy: News on Federal Legislation Related to Coronavirus Response

Posted on March 24, 2020 by jdooley


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Earlier this week, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was quickly moved through Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The Act, which takes effect on April 2, 2020 and expires on December 31, 2020, amends current FMLA law in response to the Coronavirus Crisis, and provides for paid sick leave in some cases.

Expanded FMLA
The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) benefits apply to companies with 500 or fewer employees (exceptions may apply for businesses with

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State Rep. Kathy Kennedy: UPDATE: Guidance for Business Owners

Posted on March 23, 2020 by jdooley


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Here is the latest update on Gov. Lamont’s decision to close “non-essential” businesses as part of the strategy to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Executive Order goes into effect tonight, Monday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m.

Late Sunday, state economic development officials released guidance designed to give business owners, their employees, and residents a better understanding of the requested closures. Click here to read

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Rep. Kennedy Op-Ed: Coronavirus: We Will Come Through This

Posted on March 23, 2020 by jdooley


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Right now, everyone is glued to their television sets at home with our families, a little anxious about their finances and work situations and wondering what the next step is to fight this terrible coronavirus and worldwide pandemic.

First off, it starts with everyone being selfless, in the face of this national health emergency. We are all witnessing daily acts of kindness and sacrifice.

It’s essential that we each do our part to flatten the curve and save lives. This means staying home, unless

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