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New York Emergency Sick Leave

June 4, 2020

New York Emergency Sick Leave Effective March 18, 2020, all New York employers are required to provide emergency sick leave to employees under state law.  Effective 4/1/2020, all New York employers are required to provide emergency paid sick leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Employers in New York City and Westchester County…

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When Your Employee Prefers Unemployment to Work

May 27, 2020

So, Your Employee Wants to Stay on Unemployment. The COVID-19 crisis has stretched on for more than two months and entrepreneurs across America are now looking to reopen their businesses — and the economy, in general. Of course, the first piece of that equation involves recalling your employees who have been temporarily furloughed or laid off….

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How to Reopen Your Business After Coronavirus

April 29, 2020

How to Reopen Your Business After Coronavirus Reopening and getting your team back to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic will mean taking a few important steps. Check out our new guide to see how.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ

April 8, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Guidance and FAQ   The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was the first piece of emergency legislation passed by the federal government in response to the present outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19.  The bill was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020 and went into effect on April 1st,…

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Remote Work Checklist for Employers

March 9, 2020

Before You Let Your Employees Work Remote In light of growing concerns surrounding coronavirus, many businesses are wondering if they will be faced with a decision to send employees home and/or close their doors for a period of time.  One popular idea to address these concerns is to offer remote work (or ‘telework’) options. If you…

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California Coronavirus Update: EDD’s Available Resources and Benefits

March 9, 2020

California Guidance Update: EDD’s Available Coronavirus Resources and Benefits The government in California has been taking a lot of steps in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including the Governor declaring a State of Emergency. In some excellent news, the government is providing guidance to employers on what resources will be made available if employees are…

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Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer

February 21, 2020

Employee Smoking & Your Options as an Employer There are plenty of reasons that drive employers to limit or ban smoking at the workplace. It can upset customers, patients, and coworkers when employees smell like smoke. It often upsets other employees when smokers seem to get extra breaks to support their habit. And, frankly, employees…

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Office Holiday Party Guidance

November 19, 2019

The Office Holiday Party: A Guide for Managers ‘Tis the season, and we all know what that means — warm drinks, cold weather and, of course, the ever-popular office holiday party! We recognize that not all of you are going to pair their holiday party with alcohol, and there are many options which do not…