Employment & Business Litigation Pointers - Volume I, No. 2


Employment & Business Pointers

Volume I, No. 2
Monday, April 13, 2020


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New CDC Guidance for When an Employee is Exposed to Coronavirus and Other Considerations When an Employee Refuses to Come Into Work
By Joseph S. Brown, Esq.

This past week, the Center for Disease Control issued new guidelines for when an essential employer should permit a critical infrastructure employee to return to work after a coronavirus exposure.

The CDC now recommends that an asymptomatic employee who has been exposed – defined as a household contact or having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected coronavirus for up to 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic – can return to work as long as they are asymptomatic and the following other steps...

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Not Another Coronavirus Alert: NYS Passes Paid Sick Leave Expansion
By Katherine L. Wood, Esq.

Earlier this month amongst a deluge of coronavirus-related updates and as part of the annual state budget, Governor Cuomo passed amendments to the New York State Labor Law.  These amendments mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to their employees and will go into effect on January 1, 2021.  Employers should note that this new leave law is entirely unrelated to recently passed coronavirus leave laws, and these amendments will be a permanent update to the Labor Law.

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Changes to Medicaid Application Process in Light of COVID-19
By Patricia A. Rauh, Esq. of our Estate Planning/Elder Law team

The New York State Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration issued a General Information System (“GIS”) message to all Local District Commissioners and Medicaid Directors regarding changes to the Medicaid application and recertification process in light of the COVID-19 crisis.  These changes are effective immediately and will remain in effect for the duration of this public health emergency. 

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Your COVID-19 Resource Center: Legal Updates Regarding the Coronavirus

Our Labor & Employment Team is hard at work keeping you updated on the latest New York State and Federal updates concerning the coronavirus. Our Resource Center compiles all of the information that could affect you and your business during this pandemic.

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Hurwitz & Fine's Labor & Employment team is here to answer your questions:

Labor & Employment Law
Ann E. Evanko, Esq.
Andrea Schillaci, Esq.
Joseph S. Brown, Esq.
Amber E. Storr, Esq.
Katherine L. Wood, Esq.


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