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How the New COVID-19 Sick Leave, FMLA Law Could Impact Associations

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires businesses with fewer than 500 employees to give two weeks of paid sick leave and 10 weeks of partially paid FMLA leave to employees affected by the virus. An expert explains what you need to know. The newly passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which went into effect April 1, adds new requirements for paid sick leave and family medical leave act (FMLA) enhancements for businesses with fewer than 500 [...]


How To Craft Member Renewal Messaging Amid COVID-19 Crisis

BY RASHEEDA CHILDRESS / APR 2, 2020(Moon Safari/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Even though much of the world is consumed with fighting the spread of coronavirus, membership renewals are still coming due. Experts offer advice on dealing with renewal notices, while being sensitive to today’s unique environment.   Given the tough financial situation caused by coronavirus-related closures, associations are trying to figure out the best way to handle membership renewals coming due. Two consultants offered some advice, based on what they’re seeing [...]


Legal Strategies for Association Meetings

By: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum and Nisha G. Thakker Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC in Washington, DC Amid the coronavirus pandemic, association leaders need a clear understanding of the force majeure provisions in their meeting contracts and the coverage provided in their event cancellation insurance policies as they make critical decisions about future in-person events. Due to the unforeseen and devastating effects of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, associations are facing tough decisions regarding upcoming conferences and meetings in the [...]


How to Manage Your Newly Remote Workforce

BY SARA CUTCLIFFE / (Tempura/E+) Due to COVID-19, working from home is the new normal right now. Here are some tips on keeping your employees productive and happy. Suddenly, much of the workforce is teleworking. Time Magazine calls it “the largest work-from-home-experiment.” Given the urgency of the public health crisis, companies who didn’t have remote working in place had little time to institute policies for staff, ensure proper technology, or set up training. “It’s a good opportunity for us to test working [...]


Gov. Justice Issues “Stay at Home” Order

Governor Justice has issued a "stay at home" order for West Virginians effective at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24. The general, excerpted provisions are as follows (and the complete Order may be found here): Stay at home or your place of residence.  All individuals within the State of West Virginia are under a general stay-at-home order and are directed to stay at home or their place of residence unless performing an essential activity. An activity is essential [...]


Tips on Social Distancing from a Cloistered Nun and an Astronaut

Social distancing is difficult for many, but it’s something we’ve been forced to practice. So how do you adjust to the temporary new normal? Take advice from someone who’s been “social distancing” for the past 29 years: Sister Mary Catharine Perry of the Dominican nuns in Summit, New Jersey. As a cloistered nun, Perry doesn’t leave her monastery except for doctor’s visits or rare shopping trips. To make the best of things at home, you need structure, Perry says. [...]


Planning Events in the Age of Coronavirus: Tips from 5 Experts

Kelley Wyant Senior Content Marketing Manager, Attendify Ever since the Coronavirus — also known as COVID-19 — was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “public health emergency of international concern” on January 30, 2020 (on March 11th it was deemed a global pandemic), it has caused considerable disruption to a number of industries that revolve around gathering large concentrations of people in one place. The Meetings and Events space has taken a particular hit, [...]


Coronavirus Information

To keep our members updated on the Corona Virus (COVID-19), we wanted to share this information: From the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, an overview of cases and information from around the world. In a letter to White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, ASAE says that associations shouldn’t be left out of conversations regarding aid packages related to the coronavirus.  Click here to read the letter. From Highmark West Virginia, "You’re hearing a lot about [...]


Register Now for April 14 Meeting

PLEASE JOIN US FOR The Fine Art of Public Speaking Tuesday, April 14 12:00 to 1:15 pm Embassy Suites, Salon B 11:00 am board meeting in Capitol Board Room 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301 Your palms are sweaty. Your mouth is dry. You’re afraid your voice will crack. You don’t remember the opening line of your presentation. AND, you’re terrified. If you’ve ever faced a podium, microphone or room full of people with any of the feelings [...]