National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel Issues Memorandum Regarding an Employer’s Duty to Bargain in Emergencies

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On March 27, 2020, in light of the many issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Labor Relations Board’s (the “Board”) General Counsel, Peter B. Robb, issued Memorandum GC 20-04 ( the “Memorandum”) on…

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act - "Cares" Act

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On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES” or the “Act”) providing financial resources for individuals, families and small businesses affected by COVID-19,…

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance on Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law, requiring certain employers to provide paid sick leave and paid family leave for eligible employees affected by the Coronavirus of COVID-19. See…

Treasury, IRS and Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses

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In our previous alert on Responding to the Coronavirus – Paid Sick Leave, we advised that on March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), requiring employers to provide paid…

New York Reduction of Workforce and “Pause” Order Due to Covid-19

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On March 19, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.7 mandating that all non-essential businesses reduce their in-person workforce by 75% by March 21, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in New York, on…

Executive Order 202.6 – Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency

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In further response to the Coronavirus or COVID-19, on March 18, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.6, mandating that all non-essential businesses reduce their in-person workforce by 50% by March 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. On…

Responding to the Coronavirus – Paid Sick Leave

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On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19” or “Coronavirus”) pandemic a national emergency in order to allocate up to $50 billion to respond to the outbreak. On March 18, 2020, the Administration…

Department of Labor COVID-19 Guidance

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued updated guidance addressing common workplace issues arising under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)…

Responding to the Coronavirus – New York Guidance on Monitoring and Testing

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Since our last alert on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19” or “Coronavirus”), dated March 2, 2020, the number of cases of Coronavirus has increased significantly, as has the number of affected countries. On March 11, 2020, the…

Responding to the Coronavirus – Best Practices for Employers

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The Novel (new) Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19” or “Coronavirus”) is a rapidly spreading respiratory illness that started in Wuhan, China, but has spread to a growing number of locations internationally, including the United States.…