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New York HERO Act for Employers

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (commonly referred to as NY HERO Act) into law, noting that the final version would be subject to chapter amendments.  

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Effective Immediately, New York Law Requires Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave

On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed a bill requiring New York employers to provide employees with paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Guidance from the NY DOL on COVID-19 Sick Leave Places New Obligations on Employers

The New York State Department of Labor (the NYDOL) recently released new guidance (the Guidance) on the use of leave and benefits authorized by New York’s COVID-19 Sick Leave Law (the Law).

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A WARNing to Employers: Additional Notice Requirements Under the NY WARN Act

On November 11, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law an amendment to the New York Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (“NY WARN”), which significantly expands notification requirements for covered employers facing mass layoffs, plant closings, relocations, or other triggering employment losses.

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New York State Begins Issuing Guidance on Sick Leave Law

Late on Monday, October 19, 2020, the New York State Department of Labor began issuing guidance on the New York State Sick Leave Law, which was added to the State’s Labor Law in April of this year.

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