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COVID-19 Employment Law Updates

Our colleagues in Patterson Belknap’s Employment Law and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practices have published a number of recent alerts on employment law and employee benefits considerations stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. These updates are linked below for your convenience.

New Federal and State Guidance Regarding Vaccinated Employees (May 20, 2021)

New York Imposes New Workplace Safety Measures with Passage of the HERO Act (May 7, 2021)

The EEOC Has Announced a New Deadline for Employers to Submit Workplace Diversity Data (April 2, 2021)

American Rescue Plan: FFCRA Leave and Expansion of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (March 22,2021)

New York Employees Now Entitled to Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccination (March 18, 2021)

New York State Issues New Guidance Clarifying Eligibility for COVID-19 Leave (February 2, 2021)

Stimulus Legislation Allows Temporary Changes to Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Plan Rules (January 4, 2021)

The EEOC Issues Clarifying Guidance about COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace (December 22, 2020)

Amendments to the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (October 28, 2020)

Department of Labor Announces Proposed Regulations Regarding Worker Classification Under the FLSA (September 29, 2020)

Reminder to New York Employers: Sick-Leave Law Compliant Policy due September 30, 2020 (September 17, 2020)

DOL Issues Revised Regulations on COVID-19-Related Leave Under the FFCRA (September 15, 2020)

Department of Labor Issues Additional Guidance on COVID-19-Related Leave Based on School Reopening (September 8, 2020)

Federal Judge in SDNY Strikes Down Key Limitations on Leave Under the FFCRA (August 5, 2020)

Department of Labor Issues New Guidance, Including Much Needed Guidance on Telework (July 28, 2020)

Update on New York State’s COVID-19 Sick Leave: Employees Who Engage in Non-Essential Travel to High Risk States Are Ineligible (July 2, 2020)

The Legal and Practical Considerations of Re-Opening Workplaces in the COVID-19 Era: Part Two – Legal Considerations, FAQS, and Best Practices (June 2, 2020)

The Legal and Practical Considerations of Re-Opening Workplaces in the COVID-19 Era: Part One – Practical Considerations (June 1, 2020)

EEOC Issues Guidance on the Permissibility of Mandatory COVID-19 Testing in the Workplace (May 4, 2020)

CARES Act: Unemployment Relief (May 4, 2020)

COVID-19 Update: Additional Guidance and Developments for Employers (April 20, 2020)

New York Statewide Paid Sick Leave is Here to Stay (April 13, 2020)

Documentation Requirements for COVID-19-Related Leave (April 3, 2020)

Update on Federal Requirements for COVID-19 Related Leave: DOL Guidance and Model Notice (March 30, 2020)

Federal WARN and NYS Mini-WARN: Obligations for Employers in Light of COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)

COVID-19 Reporting and Privacy Issues (March 26, 2020)

New York State's New COVID-19 Sick Leave (March 21, 2020)

Mandatory Non-Essential Business In-Person Workforce Reductions (March 21, 2020)

Coronavirus-Related Leave:  Employers Required to Provide Paid Sick and Child-Care Leave (March 19, 2020)

New York Employer Tips for Responding to the Coronavirus (March 3, 2020)