Healthcare Worker Exemption to New York’s Covid-19 Travel Advisory

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According to the Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York (the “Guidance”) issued by the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) on June 24, 2020, healthcare workers, and other essential workers,…

The New York Covid-19 Travel Advisory

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On June 24, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo, in conjunction with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont, issued Executive Order No. 205 mandating quarantine restrictions on certain travelers arriving in New York State (the…

The New York Covid-19 Travel Advisory

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On June 24, 2020, New York Governor Cuomo, in conjunction with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont, issued Executive Order No. 205 mandating quarantine restrictions on certain travelers arriving in New York State (the…

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Issues Guidance on Returning to Work

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On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued guidance to assist employers and workers in safely returning to work and reopening businesses deemed “non-essential”…

State Of New York Extends Protection For Healthcare Whistleblowers

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On June 17, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law S.8397-A, which amends Section 741 of the New York Labor Law and creates a new definition of “improper quality of workplace safety.” Section 741 protects employees who blow…

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Guidance on Antibody Testing in the Workplace

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On June 17, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance on disability-related inquiries and medical exams. In response to Interim Guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) stating…

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Makes Substantial Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program’s Provisions

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On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (“PPPFA”) in an attempt to provide businesses with more time to maximize forgiveness of loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program…

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

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On March 18, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New York State enacted an emergency COVID-19 leave law, providing workers with job protection, sick leave (paid or unpaid, depending on the size of the employer), and access to expanded…

Worker’s Compensation During COVID-19 Crisis

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As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, employers can expect employee lawsuits based on exposure to the disease within the workplace.  Employers may find themselves subject to lawsuits that seek to hold them liable for COVID-19 related injuries…

CDC Released Guidance on Re-opening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On May 14, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) released a modified version of its previously withheld guidance on re-opening workplaces, schools, restaurants and bars, camps, child care programs, and mass transit…

New Jersey Announces Plan for Restoring Economy and Lifting Stay-At-Home Restrictions

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On April 27, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced guidance on lifting the stay-at-home restrictions he implemented on March 21, 2020. Governor Murphy’s The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health through Public Health (“the Plan”)…

New York’s OPWDD Interim COVID-19 Guidance Regarding Modifications to Care Planning Activities, Community and Day Habilitation and Prevocational Services

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On March 7, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York due to the COVID-10 pandemic and temporarily suspended or modified various rules to assist in coping with the disaster.  In order to respond to the crisis,…

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