Employment Issues

The current crisis has brought unprecedented challenges for employers across the country. New laws and regulations have been enacted at a breakneck pace, and questions abound as to how they should be implemented. Additionally, many employers are facing difficult decisions concerning layoffs, furloughs, and hours and/or salary reductions, all of which raise a host of compliance considerations. We are committed to providing real-time updates on the evolving legal landscape and practical guidance about the most critical issues employers are facing.

How Employers Can Protect Their Contracts Against Future Pandemics (May 11, 2020)

Essential Workers Bill of Rights Introduced in New York City Council (April 24, 2020)

Expanded Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act (April 5, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Interim Regulations for Paid Emergency Sick and Family Leaves Under FFCRA (April 3, 2020)

EEOC Updates Americans with Disabilities Act Guidance to Address COVID-19 (April 3, 2020)

Complying With New York’s WARN Act in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

The Logistics of Refundable Tax Credits Under the FFCRA (March 30, 2020)

Basic Legal Considerations for Employers When Reducing Staff or Compensation (March 27, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Model Posters and Additional Guidance on Emergency Leaves (March 26, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Paid Emergency Leaves (March 24, 2020)

The Intersection of New York’s Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law and the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 22, 2020)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Enacted, Provides Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave (March 18, 2020)

New York State Legislature Reaches Deal on COVID-19 Employee Leave (March 17, 2020)

Walking the Coronavirus Tightrope: Practical Considerations for Employers Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 11, 2020)

A Primer on New York’s New Statewide Sick Leave Law and Lesser Known Employee Leave Laws(April 13, 2020)A Primer on New York City and Westchester County Leave Laws