News Update: April 2, 2020

In today’s news and notes for the legal and business world, the story of the rise of the Slack messaging platform, how lawyers can give back to the community, the plight of domestic workers during the current crisis and more top headlines.

Rise of Slack: Organizations have been slowly moving to collaborative work software such as the messaging platform Slack. But in the past few weeks, the service has exploded, with more than two million people jumping onto the platform in three weeks. New York Magazine has a thoughtful interview with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.

Legal Help: How can attorneys help Legal Services of Greater Miami? The Daily Business Review offers three ways lawyers can give back in this time of crisis. 

Domestic Workers Suffer: They clean our houses and take care of our children. But now the Miami Herald reports that domestic workers are finding their income drying up as people become reluctant to have anyone else in their homes.

Flights Grounded? President Trump says he is considering grounding some domestic airline flights to and from some of the hardest hit areas, such as New York, WLRN reports.

REAL ID Delayed: The Department of Homeland Security has delayed its deadline for driver’s licenses to be compliant with federal security rules. The new deadline is Oct. 1, 2021, because of the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic, the South Florida Business Journal reports.

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