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New York Updates COVID-19 Guidance Including Daily Health Screening Requirements

On June 8, 2021, New York State updated the NY Forward Guidance for several industries, including office-based and food services employers, with changes that many people feel are overdue. In addition to incorporating updated mask, physical distancing, and capacity rules that have been in place since New York adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Continue Reading
June 9, 2021

New York Updates COVID-19 Guidance Including Daily Health Screening Requirements

On June 8, 2021, New York State updated the NY Forward Guidance for several industries, including office-based and food services employers, with changes that many people feel are overdue. In addition to incorporating updated mask, physical distancing, and capacity rules that have been in place since New York adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Continue Reading…
June 9, 2021

New Mandatory Retirement Plan Requirement for Certain New York City Employers

On May 11, 2021, the City Council of New York enacted a local law to establish a retirement savings program for certain employees of private entities. What are the Details? The new law creates a mandatory auto-enrollment payroll deduction individual retirement account (“IRA”) program for employees of private sector employers in New York City which...… Continue Reading
May 17, 2021

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana on March 31, 2021. The legalized use of marijuana is effective immediately, even though retail sales of marijuana are not expected to begin until mid-2022. This change potentially immediately impacts a New York employer’s ability to take adverse actions against applicants and employees based on...… Continue Reading
April 1, 2021

New York State Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Effective immediately, New York State employers must provide employees with up to four hours of paid time off per COVID-19 vaccination. The new law sunsets on December 31, 2022. The new law provides that: All New York employees must receive a paid leave of absence for “a sufficient period of time” not to exceed four... Continue Reading…
March 19, 2021

New York State Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Effective immediately, New York State employers must provide employees with up to four hours of paid time off per COVID-19 vaccination. The new law sunsets on December 31, 2022. The new law provides that: All New York employees must receive a paid leave of absence for “a sufficient period of time” not to exceed four... Continue Reading
March 19, 2021

New York State, Modified New York City Sick and Safe Leave Obligations Fully Effective January 1

The New York State Paid Sick Leave Law and the amendments to the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law expanding employees’ paid sick leave entitlements will go into full effect on January 1, 2021. The state law went into effect on September 30 for the purpose of accrual of paid sick leave, and employees not previously... Continue Reading
December 22, 2020

Amendments to New York City Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Effective

Changes to New York City’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law (NYCSL) took effect on September 30, 2020. On September 23, 2020, the New York City Council enacted Int. No 2032-A, and Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill on September 28, 2020. Most of the modifications comport the NYCSL with New York State’s Sick... Continue Reading
October 1, 2020

New York State’s New Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect September 30, 2020

New York State will soon require all employers to provide sick leave to employees. The New York State Sick Leave (NYSSL) law goes into effect September 30, 2020, but employees are not entitled to use NYSSL until January 1, 2021. Read our full article here. Continue Reading
September 10, 2020

Election Day is Coming – What are Your Obligations as an Employer?

With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance. Applicable voting laws vary by state. Some state laws... Continue Reading
October 25, 2019

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