Coronavirus Puts Spotlight On Social Safety Net; Workplace Questions Raised By Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has sidelined many from the workforce and put a spotlight on the social safety net. Federal and state policy makers are moving to help fill the needs created by the disruptions caused by the pandemic. But advocates say attention must be paid to the most vulnerable populations for whom recommendations to stay home from work or stock up on essentials may be difficult or even impossible. We will discuss the policy needs created by the pandemic. Later, how are employees being impacted by the pandemic in the workplace? An employment law specialist discusses what rights employees have as they seek to perform their work and also safeguard their health.
Andy Chow, Statehouse Reporter, Ohio Public Radio/TV
John Corlett, President & Executive Director, Center for Community Solutions
Wendy Patton, Senior Project Director, Policy Matters Ohio
Ann-Marie Ahern, Specialist, Labor and Employment Law, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal and Liffman Co, LPA
Bill Wade, Founder and Director, Inlet Dance Theater