Please see below this important news release from the Commissioner of Social Security:
I want you to hear directly from me how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our services. The first thing you should know is that we continue to pay benefits. Be aware that scammers may try to trick you into thinking the pandemic is stopping your Social Security payments but that is not true. Don’t be fooled.
To protect you and help stop the spread of this coronavirus, we cannot accept visitors in our offices at this time. There are several other ways you can get help. Many services are available online at www.socialsecurity.gov. If you have a critical need that you cannot address online, we can help you over the phone.
Please visit our COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ to find out what services we are continuing and which ones we are suspending, how to contact us, and important information about deadlines we are extending to ease the burden on you and medical providers during this pandemic.
Whatever became of Tiger Mom’s kids?
Remember Amy Chua and her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which stirred up a storm of controversy when it first came out, coined the term Tiger Mom and brought down a heap of criticism on her and her alleged child-rearing practices?
Well, Careerist columnist Vivia Chen has an update for us about Chua’s two daughters. Are they in rehab or therapy (or worse)? Follow the link to find out. (It’s the second article, after “Moolah for Diversity,” and subscription may be required.)
We are passing along information about the following event from Littler, one of the sponsoring firms for this program.
Breakfast Briefing – Friday, October 4, 2013
U.S.-China Employment Law Update:
New Challenges Facing Chinese Businesses in the U.S.
October 4, 2013
Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:00 AM
Program: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
Location: The Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017
There is no charge for this program
The China General Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend an informative breakfast briefing designed to provide Chinese businesses in the U.S. with important updates on labor and employment laws. An international panel of preeminent legal practitioners from China and the U.S. will share their knowledge and insight about the latest laws and trends affecting Chinese employers with operations in the United States.
Philip M. Berkowitz, Shareholder and U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, New York
Jiang Junlu, King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing
Johan Lubbe, Shareholder and U.S. Practice Co-Chair, International Employment Law, Littler Mendelson, New York
Huan Xiong, Associate, Littler Mendelson, New York
For direct registration and questions, please contact Ms. Rebecca Xiao at Rebecca.email@example.com or at Tel: 201-876-2788, ext. 222.