New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law Retroactively Expands California Employer Obligations

New COVID-19 legislation continues to roll out in California. On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 95, requiring payment during leaves due to certain COVID-19-related reasons for both private and public employers. The bill, designated as emergency legislation, takes effect March 29, 2021, but applies retroactively to January 1, 2021.

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Pennsylvania Legislature Considering $200M Live Music and Theatre Venue Covid-19 Relief Bill

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, a bill aiming to alleviate the financial impact that COVID-19 has been having on independent live music venues has been introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

HB2894, dubbed the Pennsylvania “Save Our Stages” Act, looks to allocate $200 million of Cares Act funding for grants to be made available to independent venue operators, theaters and promoters that have had business interrupted by the pandemic.

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Economic Programs Available to Illinois Workers and Businesses in the COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state and local governments, through both legislative and executive means, have enacted or ordered a broad array of financial measures to mitigate the adverse economic effects experienced by businesses and nonprofit entities.

To read the full text of this Duane Morris Alert, which will identify and explain the economic programs established by both the federal government, the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago to help ease the financial effects of COVID-19, please visit the firm website.

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