Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert & Resources

Many of our public and private sector employers from across New York have been significantly affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have questions on how the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the New York State Quarantine Paid Sick Leave Law, or Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Orders impact your agency, company, or non-profit, or if you have questions on whether your business is subject to federal or state WARN layoff laws, please contact Paul J. Sweeney, Esq., the chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group, at [email protected]. In addition to some important COVID-19 resources below, we are providing a number of free webinars to our employer clients on COVID-19. We are proud to have built relationships on results, and are here to help you now and when this pandemic ends.

Resources:

Text of Family's First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA")-
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text

US Department of Labor Press Guidance on FFCRA -
https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20200320

IRS Guidance on FFCRA -
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-irs-and-labor-announce-plan-to-implement-coronavirus-related-paid-leave-for-workers-and-tax-credits-for-small-and-midsize-businesses-to-swiftly-recover-the-cost-of-providing-coronavirus

Text of NYS Quarantine Paid Sick Leave Law -
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s8091

NYS Quarantine Paid Sick Leave Fact Sheet (Employee) -
https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/COVID_Sick_Leave_Employees_3-18-20_1.pdf

NYS Quarantine Paid Sick Leave Fact Sheet (Employer) -
https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/COVID_Sick_Leave_Employers_3-18-20_1.pdf

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Orders on COVID-19 -
https://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders