Virginia Governor Signs New Laws to Expand Employee Protections

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Throughout the month of April, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed four important new laws to support employees in Virginia, including legislation to increase protections for whistleblowers and LGBTQ workers and against wage theft. Virginia Values Act On April 11, …

The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act”

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On March 28, 2020, Congress passed, and President Trump signed, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act).  The Act allocates approximately $2 trillion dollars of relief aimed at combating the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The …

COVID-19 and National Origin Discrimination

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Discrimination against Asian Americans and other people of Asian descent has spiked in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  The New York Times recently published an article describing such incidents occurring with unprecedented frequency. These incidents have also seeped into …

Coronavirus Status Update

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As employee advocates, Correia & Puth is sensitive to the needs of our employees and our clients, and working to ensure that we are advancing everyone’s interests in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  We have not experienced any disruptions …

Families First Coronavirus Response Act & An Employee’s Right to Leave

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Last week, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, an economic stimulus package aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The law goes into effect on April 2, 2020 and will expire at the end of 2020. …

D.C. Council Enacts Legislation to Help Workers During COVID-19 Shutdowns

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On March 17, 2020, the District of Columbia Council passed the D.C. COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 to provide workplace protections to D.C. workers whose employment is affected, or could be affected, by the coronavirus. The legislation addresses …