COVID-19 and Coronavirus News and Updates
Like a lot of Paradise residents who lost their homes in the Camp Fire, Michael Zuccolillo is furious at PG&E Corp. and isn’t thrilled about the utility’s plan for paying wildfire victims to get out of bankruptcy. But in a world suddenly consumed with economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he isn’t sure he and his… [Read More]
Out of concern for the health and safety of our members and staff, the annual Keep the Clearance (KTC) Tree Trimmer Safety Summit, which was originally scheduled for May 6, has been postponed to a later date TBD. We are continuously monitored the situation with COVID-19 and a new date for the summit will be… [Read More]
Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Both include important protections for workers affected by the current crisis. This memorandum summarizes the provisions providing: (1) unemployment benefits, (2) paid leave benefits,… [Read More]
Last week, the EEOC relaxed its rule regarding health screenings in response to COVID-19: “Generally, measuring an employee’s body temperature is a medical examination. Because the CDC and state/local health authorities have acknowledged community spread of COVID-19 and issued attendant precautions, employers may measure employees’ body temperature. However, employers should be aware that some people… [Read More]
California landlords can’t evict tenants while the state fights coronavirus under an executive order Gov. Gavin Newsom issued Friday. The ban will be in place through May 31, 2020. The moratorium allows tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus spreading through the state. It requires tenants to… [Read More]
Working long hours and exposed to large volumes of customers, essential retail store workers are unsung heroes who are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, the state and its leaders must do everything in their power to support these retail workers.
Four teams of control-room operators for the New York Independent System Operator moved into trailers at two sites this week, a voluntary sequestration that could last weeks.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. The list can also inform critical infrastructure community… [Read More]