It has been nearly one month since the “New York on PAUSE” Order was implemented to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that the Order will be extended until May 15, 2020, requiring non-essential businesses across New York to remain closed for at least an additional month. With these ongoing restrictions, employers continue to navigate the evolving legal landscape with the understanding that business interruptions may not be as temporary as initially anticipated. To stay afloat amidst these disruptions, companies may have to make difficult business decisions, including implementing layoffs, furloughs, and pay reductions for … Continue Reading
New York City has recently adopted amendments to the New York City sick time law. These amendments, which go into effect on May 5, 2018, will require action by New York City employers.
Background on New York City’s sick time law
Since April 1, 2014, all New York City employers have been required to provide sick time to their employees. Whether such sick time is paid or unpaid depends upon the size of the employer. New York City employers must provide each employee with a copy of the Notice of Employees Rights at the time of hire, and generally must … Continue Reading