Monthly Archives: October 2020

Election 2020: New York’s Voting Leave Law

In anticipation of the upcoming election taking place in November, employers must ensure their policies comply with New York’s voting leave law that was revised, again, effective April 3, 2020. New York’s new voting leave law now requires employers to provide up to two hours of paid time off should the employee not have “sufficient […]

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New York State Paid Family Leave Premium Rate Information for 2021

On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York’s Paid Family Leave Act (NYPFL) that would provide paid leave benefits to employees who needed to take a leave of employment due to family issues. Employees were eligible if they worked for a private employer in New York State (NYS) and regularly worked […]

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Should Employers Consider Changing PTO and Vacation Policies During COVID-19?

As a result of COVID-19 and quarantining at home, more employees are vacationing less and refraining from using their paid time off (“PTO”).  Employers are left to worry about their PTO and vacation policies and have to decide if they can afford to pay for employees’ unused vacation time.  But like so many aspects of […]

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