COVID-19

The Sass Law Firm remains committed to protecting the rights of employees, and we will continue to provide consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, to protect both you and our staff and to mitigate any potential spread of the virus, we will conduct all consultations by telephone or Skype until further notice. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please inform the receptionist at the time you make your appointment.

Trouble Filing For Unemployment? You Are Not Alone!

Many people are sharing stories about the difficulty of applying for benefits as such large numbers of applicant swarm the system. Don’t give up. Keep trying. If you cannot seem to be able to get through, try applying during overnight hours. Alternatively, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported today that it will be issuing paper…

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers: Your Coronavirus Paid Leave Resource

You asked and we answered! After receiving several inquiries about the new coronavirus paid leave laws, also known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, as a service to our community, we wanted to provide a resource for all your questions.  Be sure to check back often because we will update this as more questions…

Coronavirus: Your Unemployment Questions Answered

Reemployment Assistance, also commonly known as unemployment benefits, is to temporarily assist employees who are out of work through no fault of their own. In general terms, this means that an employee is not terminated for misconduct (considered a conscious disregard for the employer’s interests) or did not resign. I have not been terminated, but…

BREAKING NEWS: EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE LAWS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

With the coronavirus amid our communities and isolation and quarantine orders in place, you may have seen lots of talk about new legislation to assist workers to get paid during these uncertain times.  Wait no more! On March 18, 2020, President Trump passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which affords workers unprecedented protections, among…

Employment and the Coronavirus Pandemic – Know Your Rights

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak caused by the coronavirus, also called COVID-19, a global pandemic. This pandemic has created new and confusing issues for employers and employees alike. What happens if you cannot work because your child’s school is closed and you are unable to find childcare? Can your employer announce that all…