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July 23 COVID-19 Resource Roundup Highlights

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2020

COVID-19 LOCAL GOVERNMENT NEWS

  • County of Hawaii: Mayor Kim issued Emergency Rule No. 10, which includes:
    • Requirements for wearing face coverings in public with certain specified exemptions. A business or organization may refuse to allow entry or service to anyone refusing to wear a face covering.
    • Maximum customer occupancy shall be posted at primary entrances. Recommendation is reduced to one customer per 115 square feet of retail floor.
    • Gatherings remain limited to 50 persons indoors and 100 persons outdoors, with six feet of social distancing maintained between persons.

COVID-19 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEWS

  • DOL's PAID Program Helps Employers as Businesses Reopen: With all of the changes brought on by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division reminds employers about its Payroll Audit Independent Determination ("PAID") Program, which helps resolve potential overtime and minimum wage violations without litigation. "For employers that missed payroll, or otherwise inadvertently found themselves in violation of the FLSA as they dealt with the effects of the coronavirus, PAID allows them to step forward, pay their workers the wages they earned, and get back to business," said Wage and Hour Division Administrator Cheryl Stanton.
     
  • SBA HUBZone Program Compliance Flexibilities: The Small Business Administration announced that it is offering flexibilities for the HUBZone program, including temporarily suspending requirements for annual recertification and expedited certification process for firms intending to respond to a specified solicitation related to COVID-19.

  • CDC Updates: The CDC is constantly updating its guidance. Some of the latest updates include changes to the following guidance:

RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS

  • National Labor Relations Board Advice Memoranda: The NLRB recently released a variety of advice memoranda, five of which address COVID-19-related issues. Wolters Kluwer CCH discusses these memoranda, including COVID-19-related layoffs and temporary assignment offers to conduct testing or contact tracing; reasonable access during the pandemic; discharge following a request to work remotely due to COVID-19; and unilateral work-from-home and attendance policy changes related to the pandemic emergency.
     
  • Virtual Job Fair: Help Hawaii get back to work through the Hawaii Is Hiring Virtual Job Fair on August 12, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The virtual hiring event is open to attendees statewide and will include Employer Exhibitor Booths, Workshop Sessions, Professional Development speakers, and Speed Networking. For more information and to register as a sponsor or job seeker, please click here.
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