In Focus

  • Week InAdvance: June 1, 2020

    • Monday, June 1, 2020

    Mon Jun 1 SEC fixed income panel meets on credit ratings and bond pricing. | Tue Jun 2 CARES hearing in the Senate. | Wed Jun 3 BIS FSI innovative tech forum. | Thu Jun 4 CFTC considers final rule for CPOs & CTAs. | Fri Jun 5 OECD/WWF green recovery webinar. Global governments are gradually easing their coronavirus lockdowns to revive economic growth while controlling the spread of Covid-19. Social distancing policies required for re-openings include spreading out restaurant tables, limiting groups, fever checks, stepped up sanitation, and the now-ubiquitous masks.

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  • Week InReview: May 29, 2020

    • Friday, May 29, 2020

    #backtowork   Employers and legislators are turning their attention to the eventual reopening of workplaces, and in some places it is already happening.   But many employees remain nervous about their health, and about how they will make ends meet if they can’t return to work. Meanwhile, many employers are confused by an onslaught of guidelines, rules, executive orders and recommendations from the White House, governors and an array of federal and state agencies. Just last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its guidance for employers, hoping to clarify questions about testing employees and job applicants, protecting confidential information and accommodating workers with underlying health conditions.   To help make sense of fast-changing rules and norms, The Wall Street Journal consulted a panel of employment lawyers and other experts. While not all of the policies and guidelines referred to here are hard-and-fast requirements, the following answers to some common questions do reflect best practices, the experts say.   Tips on What Your Boss Can – and Can’t – Make You Do — The Wall Street Journal

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  • Week InAdvance: May 25, 2020

    • Monday, May 25, 2020

    Mon May 25 U.S. markets closed for Memorial Day. | Tue May 26 NYSE will partially reopen trading floors. | Wed May 27 SEC Asset Management Advisory Committee meets on Covid-19 and the asset management industry. | Thu May 28 CFTC call to consider extending initial margin requirements compliance schedule. Global governments are gradually lifting their Covid-19 lockdowns, opening certain schools, offices, factories, resorts, restaurants, sports, retailers, religious services, gyms, hair salons, cinemas, parks and beaches. Even the New York Stock Exchange trading floor will open to a few brokers. Some of the world’s hot spots remain mostly closed, though, including Tokyo and New York City. All times are Eastern and subject to change.

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