Economic Progress Institute: Understanding RI and
Federal Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance
Congress passed federal sick and paid leave laws and expansions to unemployment insurance in late March to help individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhode Island already has several protections in place for Rhode Islanders who need paid time off from work to care for themselves or a loved one. The state also already offered unemployment insurance. The new federal laws are meant to work in conjunction with current state benefits and protections. This fact sheet seeks to explain both.
Pilgrim Title Announces Immediate
Launch of Remote Online Closings
Pilgrim Title Company announces it will conduct remote closings for Rhode Islanders during the statewide COVID-19 emergency. Pilgrim’s announcement follows rules promulgated by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on April 3, 2020 stating that Rhode Island will permit remote online notarizations during the COVID-19 Emergency.