New York State Department of Health Provides Clarification on Revised Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following Covid-19 Exposure

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On December 26, 2020, the New York State Department of Health ("DOH") updated its protocol for personnel in healthcare and other direct care settings to return to work following COVID-19 exposure, or travel, to align with revised guidance from…

New York State Department of Health Issues Updated Protocols for Personnel in Healthcare and Other Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following Covid-19 Exposure

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On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") provided options for persons exposed to COVID-19, and without symptoms, to shorten the recommended quarantine period. On December 26, 2020, the New York State Department…

New York State Department of Health Issues Updated Guidance on Quarantine for Persons Exposed to COVID-19

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On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") provided options for persons exposed to COVID-19, and without symptoms, to shorten the recommended quarantine period. On December 26, 2020, the New York State Department…

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Provides Employers with Guidance on Administration of the COVID-19 Vaccination

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On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its Technical Assistance Questions and Answers section titled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws”…

New York State Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Paid 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…

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…

New York Department of Health Issues Study on Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels

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On August 14, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) issued its Study of Nurse  Caregiver Minimum Staffing Levels and Other Staffing Enhancement Strategies and Patient Quality Improvement Initiatives (“Study”), which…

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…