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News on Federal Legislation Related to Coronavirus Response

Posted on March 24, 2020


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. Gale Mastrofrancesco: Guidance for Business Under the COVID-19 -Stay Safe, Stay Home Executive Order by Gov. Lamont

Posted on March 23, 2020


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.

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COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workers

Posted on March 20, 2020


As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to make headlines, a great deal of uncertainty has been injected into the lives of business owners and workers, many of whom have been left, indefinitely, without pay or health benefits.

Still, there are many options and resources available to business owners and workers as they navigate these tumultuous economic conditions, and to that end I have dedicated this page to be constantly updated with the newest information for these parties as it

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