News Digest 6-3-2020

Quote of the day

“The governor is being very generous with other people’s money. This is coming out of employers’ pockets.”

Eric Gjede, vice president of government affairs at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association

Hartford Courant



Connecticut gov extends unemployment benefits, drawing criticism

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday issued an executive order allowing the commissioner of labor to find work unsuitable for employees returning to work after a layoff if the site poses an “unreasonable risk” to their health due to COVID-19, drawing fire from Connecticut’s largest business group. Hartford Courant


Former Chicago Bears player discusses new insurance realities

Former Chicago Bears player Desmond Clark here provides insights on pandemic exclusion policies, what types of plans and policies restaurants should consider going forward, and how insurance companies will adapt to the change of landscape with their policies and services. WGN (Chicago) [with audio]


Labor Department says workplace infection rule could backfire

Forcing the Labor Department to adopt an emergency temporary standard to protect employees against COVID-19 infections could result in an “ineffective or counterproductive” regulation that would be difficult to modify if necessary, the department charges. Roll Call


Lawsuit alleges hospital failed to protect New York nurse from ‘patient zero’

A nurse who treated the state’s “patient zero” says in a new lawsuit that she and her family ended up battling the contagion because of gross negligence at at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville. New York Post