New York City Amends Earned Safe and Sick Leave Law to Align with State Sick Leave Law

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On April 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide sick leave requirement, mandating that employers provide sick leave to all employees (“NYS Sick Leave Law”). The NYS Sick Leave Law took effect on September 30, 2020. See…

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Revisions to Paid Leave Under the FFCRA in Light of New York Federal Court Decision Invalidating Portions of the Regulations

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On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its temporary rule implementing the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  On August 3,…

New York Sick Leave Law Soon to Take Effect

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On April 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide sick leave requirement, mandating that employers provide sick leave to all employees. (“Sick Leave Law”) This is different from, and in addition to, the emergency COVID-19…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQ Addressing FFCRA Leave as Schools Reopen

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On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law, entitling certain employees to take up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to 12 weeks of expanded family and medical leave, 10 of which are…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance On Tracking Telework Hours

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On August 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued guidance for employers to track the number of hours of compensable work performed by employees who are teleworking or otherwise working remotely away from the worksite, so as…

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Guidance for Benefits Through the Lost Wages Assistance Program

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On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order providing lost wages assistance (“LWA”) to those who lost employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to supplement State unemployment benefits.   On August 12, 2020, the…

President Trump Signs Four Executive Orders Providing Coronavirus Relief

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On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed four Executive Orders, after negotiations with Congress on a new Coronavirus relief package collapsed.  The Executive Orders provide for (1) a $400 weekly enhanced unemployment benefit; (2) a payroll…

New York Federal Court Strikes Down Certain Restrictions on Federal Coronavirus Leave

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On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law, requiring certain employers to provide federally subsidized paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave to employees who are unable…

United States Department of Labor Issues New Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On Thursday, July 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidelines concerning the return-to-work provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “the Act”). Since going into effect on April 2, 2020, the…

New York City Health Department Updates Guidance for Health Care Personnel on Personal Protective Equipment and Work Restrictions Following Exposure to Covid-19

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On June 25, 2020, the New York City Health Department updated its guidance on personal protective equipment (“PPE”) for health care personnel (“HCP”) and N95 respirators, in line with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control…

New York Issues Guidance Through FAQ on Travel Advisory

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On June 24, 2020, New York State issued a travel advisory requiring that anyone returning from a travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19 must quarantine for a period of 14 days, consistent with the…

Supplemental Guidance By The New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor on Use of COVID-19 Sick Leave For Health Care Employers

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On May 17, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) and New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) jointly issued guidance on the use of New York’s COVID-19 sick leave for health care employers of health care employees,…

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