March 27, 2020

Relief Package Would Limit Coronavirus Damage, Not Restore Economy
Kansas City Fed: Manufacturing Activity Drops Significantly in March
DOL Provides Additional Guidance on Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
DOL Answers More Questions About Families First Coronavirus Response Act
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Three New Wage and Hour Opinion Letters
Current Economic Relief Opportunities for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak in the CARES Act
Washington Governor Amends ‘Stay Home’ Order
New Jersey Employers Prohibited From Terminating Employees for Time Off in Connection With COVID-19
Indiana DWD Shares New COVID-19 Unemployment and Layoff Information
Employee Benefits Issues to Consider Before Deciding to Furlough or Terminate Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cutting Exempt Employee Salaries for Slowdowns Resulting From Virus Is Legal—but Be Very Careful
Who’s Hiring Amid Coronavirus Layoffs
Employers Face Significant Health Care Benefit Cost Increases From COVID-19

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Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending March 22.

Delavan, WI
Fairfax, VA
Long’s Human Resource Services
Mobile, AL
RRI Personnel Solutions Inc.
Purchase, NY

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