An Evening with Cookbook Author Adeena Sussman
"In a city full of night owls, I am among the earliest of risers. Tel Aviv is a place of sizzling days that can leave you wilting, of beach jaunts and afternoon naps and dinners out after the sun slips behind the Mediterranean Sea. But on mornings like this, just after the light begins to drift in through the wispy shades, the city feels like it belongs only to me… I sneak out of the bedroom, grab my two-wheeled plaid shopping cart, slip out the door, and make my way the short distance between our apartment and the entrance to the Carmel Market, known in Hebrew as Shuk Hacarmel or, quite simply, the shuk." So begins Adeena Sussman's "Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen," with this evocative introduction to the bustling Tel Aviv market Shuk Hacarmel, where she starts each day finding fresh ingredients and inspiration. "Sababa" is a celebration of Israeli cooking and its intoxicating, bold flavors, showcasing Sussman's highly personal take on the Israeli kitchen and its diverse, delicious and vibrant culture. "Sababa," derived from the Arabic word "tzababa," has come to mean "everything is awesome." And when it comes to Adeena's approach to Israeli food, everything truly is sababa. A professional recipe developer and renowned food writer with a passion for soulful home cooking, Adeena Sussman is the co-author of Chrissy Teigen's New York Times #1 Bestseller "Cravings" and her bestselling follow-up, "Hungry for More." In her eagerly-anticipated, debut solo cookbook Sussman, now a permanent resident of Tel Aviv, offers an intimate and transporting work, borne out of a deep love, natural curiosity and respect for the people and culinary traditions of her adopted home. The event will be moderated by Alix Wall, a contributing editor at J. The Jewish News of Northern California where she writes mostly about food; an award-winning journalist; and founder of the Illuminoshi: The Not-So-Secret Society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals.
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