U.S. March Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.4%

Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 701,000 in March, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent. These changes reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to contain it. Employment in leisure and hospitality fell sharply, with smaller job losses in other industries.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): FAQs for Hotel Owners & Operators Need to Know About Employee Rights – By Jim Butler

Following the enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, 2020, the Department of Labor has clarified which employers will be impacted by the Act and how they can comply with its mandates. Marta Fernandez, hotel lawyer and a partner in JMBM’s Labor & Employment department, has answered some of the most frequently asked questions by employers about the Act which goes into effect on April 1, 2020.