New York Employer Update: FFRCA Expiration and Employee Sick Leave Benefits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, partially expired as of December 31, 2020. The Act required employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons directly related to COVID-19. As of [...]

By |2021-01-07T12:45:43-05:00January 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Eviction and Foreclosure Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020. The Act prevents residential evictions, foreclosure proceedings, credit discrimination and negative credit reporting related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act also extends the Senior Citizens' Homeowner Exemption and Disabled Homeowner Exemption and adds to New York State's efforts to [...]

By |2021-01-07T12:49:22-05:00January 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sick Leave Policy: An Update for Employers

Effective September 30, 2020, all New York state employers are required to provide their employees with either 40 or 56 hours of sick leave as follows: i. Employers with 4 employees or fewer with a net income of less than $1 million in the previous tax year must provide employees at least 40 hours of [...]

By |2020-09-15T15:50:49-04:00September 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wage Parity Law Amendments

On April 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget bills, part of which implemented changes to the New York Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law (“Wage Parity Law”). The Wage Parity Law contains minimum hourly compensation thresholds for home care aides employed in New York City and the surrounding areas, who perform [...]

By |2020-04-20T14:26:19-04:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Review Your Business Insurance Policies!

Another important practice to apply at this time for New York State businesses is to review your commercial property insurance policies. It is critical that as a business-owner you understand what coverage is provided by your policy regarding business interruption. Your insurance broker can best explain your coverage benefits to you, including whether your business [...]

By |2020-04-10T11:04:10-04:00April 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Important Guidance for Employers with Under 500 Employees

In times like these when new legislation is constantly being released by both the Federal government and New York State, it may be difficult to understand what your requirements as an employer are. As we had summarized earlier, the Federal government signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which included two new [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:42:58-04:00April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

20 Relevant Points from the DOL’s FFCRA Temporary Rule Q&A

As the Department of Labor (DOL) provides updates to their rules and regulations amid COVID-19 changes, they offer resources for clarification. On April 1, 2020 the DOL released a Temporary Rule as an update to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family [...]

By |2020-04-06T02:19:44-04:00April 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What You Need to Know about the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the United States Legislature passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). It was subsequently signed by President Donald Trump. The $2.2 trillion stimulus bill should help mitigate the negative impact and economic fallout of COVID-19. The CARES Act holds key provisions relevant to both individuals and businesses. [...]

By |2020-03-30T12:01:48-04:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

General Business Update Re: COVID-19 and NYC Legislation, Current and Upcoming

Given that the situation with COVID-19 infections identified  continues to evolve and is changing very rapidly, it is important that you make sure your business monitors and reads daily updates, resources, and communications from Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) websites, and the New York State Department of Health (DOH) websites. Managing workforce health and [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:01:41-04:00March 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update for Employers

The impact of COVID-19 is beginning to be felt across industries. As customer behavioral habits shift, businesses may be taking a financial loss. As of March 8, 2020, Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced plans of assistance to small businesses. According to this announcement, businesses may qualify for low-interest loans and employee retention grants. Businesses with fewer [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:17:37-04:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments