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Part II: Issues to Consider for Returning to Work Post-COVID-19

In this blog post, we continue to address some common questions about returning to the worksite and protecting employees from COVID-19.   What are employers’ obligations to keep employees in the workplace safe from COVID-19? Businesses and employers should follow the guidelines published by the […]

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Part I: Issues to Consider for Returning to Work Post-COVID-19

As the COVID-19 curve flattens and businesses across NYS and NJ are permitted to reopen, employers and employees have questions.  In this blog post and the next, we address some common questions about returning to the worksite and protecting employees from COVID-19. Can I require […]

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Employers Can Take Body Temperatures of Employees and Must Provide Face Coverings for Employees

As some employees start to trickle back into their workplaces, employers might consider taking body temperatures of their employees to check for any high fevers.  Under normal circumstances, taking body temperatures of employees would be considered a medical exam that would be subject to the […]

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Additional Guidance from SBA and Treasury on PPP Loan Forgiveness

As of May 3, 2020, further guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) provided that employers who borrowed loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will still be eligible for loan forgiveness if a previously laid-off […]

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New York’s Highest Court Deems Postmates’s Delivery Workers as Employees

There continues to be much controversy in the employee versus independent contractor status confusion that app-based services have stirred up. However, at least for New York-based delivery workers of Postmates, Inc. (Postmates), a delivery company that services its customers through its smartphone app, the law […]

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