An Afternoon of Latin Music with the Capriccio Trio: Music at Noon Lunch and Concert
The audience will enjoy a selection of music by Latin composers. Featured will be the Second Piano Trio by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina, as well as works by Fernandez Arbos and Cesar Cui. Cellist Dahna Rudin received her artist diploma from the Vienna University for Music and Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College. She performs regularly with the Capriccio Trio and has presented numerous solo recitals and concerto performances in the Bay Area. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Rudin has performed with the Symphony Silicon Valley, the Midsummer Mozart Festival orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. She maintains a private studio in Mountain View where she offers private lessons and coaches chamber ensembles of various combinations. Pianist Dmitriy Cogan has given public performances since his debut at age nine in his native Moscow. He studied at the Julliard School of Music, where he received his Master of Music degree. He has won prizes the Kosciuszko Chopin Piano Competition, the American Music Scholarship Association competition, the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition and the Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Spain. Cogan has given numerous recitals and recently toured Russia. In collaboration with violinist Alexander Markov, Cogan can be heard on a recently released CD on the Erato Label. Violinist Alex Eisenberg belongs to the famous Russian Violin School. He began his studies in Odessa and continued at the Moscow Conservatory. He won the first prize and a gold medal in the Michelangelo Abbado Violin Competition in Sondrio, Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Soloists, Odessa Philharmonic, Belgrade Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Festival Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra. Monthly Music at Noon concerts include a hot buffet lunch before the concert.
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