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Federal Law Alert: DOL Revises FFCRA Leave Rules

In response to a court ruling in early August that invalidated certain regulations by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) related to leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the DOL has released revised regulations. The changes, or lack of changes, are outlined below. The revisions took effect September 16, 2020. Definition of Health […]

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NY Paid Sick Leave Required January 1, 2021

On April 3, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the fiscal year 2021 New York State budget, which includes a new statewide paid sick leave requirement. The new law requires New York employers of all sizes to provide a certain amount of paid or unpaid sick leave to all employees regardless of […]

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New York State Releases 2021 PFL Employee Contribution Rate

Effective January 1, 2018 New York State enacted New York Paid Family Leave benefits (PFL), which requires employers to provide employees with job protected time off to bond or care for a child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, to care for a family member undergoing tissue or organ donation, […]

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NY State of Health Special Enrollment Period Extension

The Governor announced Sunday that the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for uninsured New Yorkers will be extended for an additional 30 days, through July 15, 2020. Please contact our office if you are in need of health insurance coverage at 585-347-1300.

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Governor Cuomo Issues Mask Requirements

On April 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order stating that essential workers must wear face masks. The order takes effect beginning at 8pm on Wednesday, April 15th. The executive order specifically states: “For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face […]

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