The recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has implications specific to Rhode Island employers. On March 16, 2020, Governor Raimondo issued a directive that restaurants and similar businesses remain closed for eat-in dining.
An increasing number of employers in the Netherlands are applying to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for permits to reduce their working hours arising from the coronavirus (Covid-19) and the resulting government measures.
On March 15, 2020, the Governor of Puerto Rico issued an Executive Order to facilitate the private and public closings necessary to combat the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and control the risk of contagion within the Island.
Among the many issues employers are facing in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the possibility of furloughs, temporary office and location closings, and short-term layoffs.
State legislators across the country have introduced a spate of bills intended to crack down on businesses that move call center operations out of state. Several states adopted such laws, including New York and New Jersey, where new laws take effect soon.