A Yiddishe Khanike: Music at Noon Lunch and Concert
Enjoy Yiddish songs and Klezmer dance music ranging from Bessarabia to Brooklyn. We will bring back Yiddish singer Jeanette Lewicki with her eclectic repertoire of rarely-heard songs and stories, joined by virtuoso clarinetist Sheldon Brown and rock-solid bassist Richard Saunders. They have been playing together for over twenty years and still have fun! Lewicki has pursued Yiddish song and klezmer music around the world. She has produced numerous CDs and took part in the YIVO NY project to digitize the complete Ruth Rubin collection, which involved listening to more than 900 unaccompanied Yiddish songs sung by native speakers. Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been involved in the San Francisco Bay Area creative music scene for over 20 years. Since 1994, he has led the Sheldon Brown Group, which performs his own compositions. Richard Saunders has played and recorded with Country Joe and the Fish and others, as well as for various TV shows and ads and movie scores. He is on the faculty of the San Francisco Community Music Center. Monthly Music at Noon concerts include a delicious hot buffet lunch before the concert. Need a ride? The OFJCC provides door-to-door rides for mobility-impaired seniors to all Community Tuesday lectures and concerts. The price is $10 for a round trip with the Community Tuesdays punch card. Make a reservation by the Thursday morning the week before the event by contacting Betty Saad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 223-8741.
New Law for Employers
The full text of the FFCRA can be found here.
The FFCRA is a new federal law that requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two new paid leave benefits for eligible employees affected by the COVID-19 virus in 2020. This applies only to those employees (not already laid off) who are home sick. The leave requirements generally provide paid sick time or paid leave under certain circumstances (as described more fully in the notice poster, link #4, below). The FFCRA also provides tax credits that may help employers provide the paid leave benefits.
The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat workplace effects of COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave, taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The law enables employers to keep workers (who are home sick with COVID-19 related illness and therefore unable to work, even remotely) on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus. The Departmnt's Wage and Hour Division administers the paid leave portions of the FFCRA.
If an employer has fewer than 50 employees and providing the paid leave benefits would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern, the small business exemption may apply. Employers who believe they qualify for the exemption should document why the business meets the exemption criteria unless and until the Department of Labor issues additional guidance on claiming the exemption.
Effective April 1, 2020, employers are required to properly notify their employees of the new FFCRA leave benefits and implement the requirements.
Below are links to important resources that contain compliant employee notices, guidance, and recommendations for employers subject to the FFCRA.
- Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
- Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
- Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
- Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster
courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP