As we approach the new year, it's crucial to stay informed about the latest developments…
Quick reminder that the federal pandemic unemployment compensation for $600/week is officially scheduled to conclude on July 31st; however, it will be paid for weeks ending no later than the week prior. For all states except NY, that means it will be Saturday, July 25th. Some states are proactively sending out notifications to warn recipients at least 2 weeks prior to the cutoff while others may not as it is not a mandatory requirement.
- Phase 2 Guideline for Restaurants and Bars – Mandatory Safety Requirements for Phase Two from the City of New Orleans.
- What the Supreme Court Ruling on DACA Means for Employers – The June 18 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides relief not only for the hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants it covers, but also for the organizations that employ them—but only temporarily.
- What to Do If an Employee Is Arrested During a Protest – Employers should apply their attendance policies consistently, understand the differences between an arrest and a conviction, and review state and local laws on political expression and off-duty conduct.
- French Quarter Notice – The City of New Orleans is requiring the use of a mask or facial covering to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.