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Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19

On March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the FFCRA, requiring certain employers to provide employees with paid family and medical leave or paid sick leave for specified reasons in response to COVID-19.


The department's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will administer and enforce the paid leave provisions of the FFCRA. The provisions will apply from their effective date through Dec. 31, 2020.


COVID-19 Divorce Issues


Forbes has posted an interesting article about the six ways COVID-19 can infect your divorce.  The article is worth a read as it covers things you should be aware of during this difficult time.  The topics covered include:

  • Your Family’s Safety and Health
  • Your Kid
  • Your Job and Paying the Bills
  • The Divorce Itself
  • Your Finances

They list them in a different order but your health should be on top.

Criminal law: You might be kidding but...


On March 24, 2020, the Office of The Attorney General reported that a man was charged with

  • Terroristic Threats (3rd Degree)

  •  Obstructing Administration of Law or Other Governmental Function (4th degree)

  •  Harassment (Petty Disorderly Persons Offense)

The man allegedly coughed on a food store employee in Manalapan, N.J., and told the woman that he has the coronavirus.  People deal with the stress of the Pandemic in different ways but it is important to keep in mind that we are not in Kansas anymore and you should be viligent and aware that things have changed and are likely to be changed for some time.