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25 Mar ‘20

Employment actions and tools to address COVID-19 impacts on work

2020-03-25T09:08:36-05:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Labor & Employee Relations, News|

As the situation related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), is rapidly evolving, cities across Minnesota are adjusting to state and federally issued guidelines and directives necessitating certain changes to city operations. Many cities have temporarily ceased operations at city-operated facilities, such as . . .

19 Mar ‘20

Resources to help cities respond to COVID-19 pandemic

2020-03-25T15:06:03-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, News|

As COVID-19 and its implications continue to spread, a few key issues have come into play for cities across Greater Minnesota. Thankfully, there are some answers and resources available. Below is a brief summary of the issues and steps cities can take during this time. Emergency declarations Many cities with . . .

19 Mar ‘20

Federal government enacts employee leave laws in response to COVID-19

2020-03-25T09:18:57-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Labor & Employee Relations, News|

On March 18, Congress passed and the President signed the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion and Paid Sick Leave Acts as part of broader legislation enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. (H.R. 6201, Divisions C and E). The legislation is effective April 2, 2020 and will expire December 31, . . .

16 Mar ‘20

5 steps to handling a pandemic in Minnesota government workplaces

2020-03-25T09:21:11-05:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Action Alert, COVID-19, Labor & Employee Relations, News, News and Events|

The World Health Organization declared the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named "coronavirus disease 2019" (COVID-19), outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that COVID-19 is a global disease outbreak, which occurs when a new virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human . . .

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