Labor Issues

As the nation combats the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a flurry of legislation at the federal and state level that may affect your obligations as an employer.  On this page you can find real-time updates regarding this changing legal landscape and practical considerations for public employers.

This page was last updated on April 1, 2021.

The American Rescue Plan Act Expands and Extends the Voluntary FFCRA Leave Program (March 31. 2021)

NYS Department of Labor States That Employees May Receive Up to Three Rounds of Paid COVID-19 Leave (Jan. 25, 2021)

Essential Workers Bill of Rights Introduced in New York City Council (April 24.2020)

Legislation Appropriating Additional Funds to the Paycheck Protection Program Passes, But Access to New Applicants Will Be Limited (April 24,2020)

Employee Leave Related to COVID-19 Pandemic (March 30, 2020)