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Child Victims Act Look Back Period Extended to 1/14/2021

New Yorkers who suffered sexual abuse as children were left without a way to seek justice for decades. Last year, New York passed a law that allows child victims of sexual abuse to bring claims against their abusers (and t…

HR Alert: New Guidance For Bringing Employees Back To Work From Unemployment & PPP Questions

If your business was fortunate enough to access funds through the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP), you likely already know about the requirements to use a defined portion of the funds – at least 75% – …

HR Alert: NY Employers Have a New Duty

On April 28, 2020, the New York State Department Labor (DOL), as amplified by the Department of Taxation and Financial Services (DTF), issued a directive to New York employers. It’s a reminder that DOL regulation 12 …

Paycheck Protection Program Re-Opens!

Round one of the Paycheck Protection Program in early April was pretty frustrating for many small businesses. Although almost $350 million had been appropriated, the funds ran out quickly.  The good news is the federal gov…

HR Alert: EEOC Approves Testing Employees For COVID-19

On April 23, 2020 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its guidance to provide clarity for employers who wish to test their staff for COVID-19. Generally, an employer must be mindful of the American…

HR Alert: Navigating Overlapping COVID-19 Leave Laws

  For the last few weeks, employers have been scrambling to ensure their compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA provides two types of leave for employees during this pandemic:  …

Marinas and Essential Business

Breaking news on April 20, 2020! During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo now has added certain boating activities to the essential business list maintained by Empire State Developm…

HR Alert: New OSHA Guidance for Companies

Companies across the United States should heed new guidance from OSHA – the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration – relative to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidance focuses its content on v…

HR Alert: Post This!

The federal Department of Labor issued a poster on the evening of March 25, 2020 and instructed all employers to post it in a conspicuous location regarding the FFCRA – the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act…

HR Alert: Important Updates About Employer FFCRA Obligations

The U.S. government’s Families First Corona Virus Response Act (FFCRA) will have a significant impact on employers. Employers can learn more about the FFCRA here. Very recent guidance from the Department of Labor&#82…
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