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New York State Requires Employers to Provide Paid Leave to Obtain COVID-19 Vaccinations

USA - March 18 2021 The New York State legislature recently passed a bill (S2588A/A3354B), signed into law by Governor Cuomo on March 12, 2021, which amends the New York…

Ira M. Saxe, Kris D. Meade, Lynn Hsieh, Thomas P. Gies, Trina Fairley Barlow.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Independent Contractor Rule Postponed as the New Administration Reconsiders

USA - March 9 2021 On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) postponed the effective date for a new regulation establishing a five-factor test for…

Andrew W. Bagley, Ira M. Saxe, Kimberley Johnson, Thomas P. Gies.

The House Passes the Equality Act (Yet Again)

USA - March 2 2021 On February 25, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives, voting largely along party lines, passed the Equality Act, a bill that if enacted into law…

Glenn D. Grant, Ira M. Saxe, Trina Fairley Barlow.

CDC Updates Its Guidance for Necessary Quarantine Period

USA - December 4 2020 On December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) updated its guidance regarding how long an individual must quarantine…

Katie Erno, Lynn Hsieh, Thomas P. Gies, Trina Fairley Barlow.

New York Judge Invalidates Portions of DOL Rule Interpreting Paid Leave Permitted Under Federal Families First Legislation

USA - August 4 2020 A federal judge in New York on Monday invalidated four separate provisions of the Department of Labor's (the DOL) Final Rule implementing the Families…

Christine B. Hawes, Katie Erno, Thomas P. Gies.