Guidance For Employers: Requirements Under the New Federal & State COVID-19 Leave Laws

Both federal and state officials have issued guidance for employers to use when documenting leave requests and complying with requirements under the latest COVID-19 leave laws.
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Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act Forms

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires some employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

  • Click HERE for a notice to provide to your employees.

For employers whose employees are working remotely, the notice requirement can be satisfied by mailing or e-mailing the notice to all employees, or posting it on an internal or external website.

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New York State COVID-19 Paid Leave Legislation

The new COVID-19 Quarantine Paid Leave legislation requires New York employers to guarantee their employees job protection and financial compensation while they are on a mandatory or precautionary quarantine order.

Required Forms:


Additional Resources/Guidance:

Paid Sick Leave:

Unemployment Insurance and the CARES Act:

New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Resources/Guidance:

Important Information for Employers and Employees: Update about Workplace Laws as NYC Seeks to Stop the Spread of the New Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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