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Legalized Recreational Marijuana Use Comes to the New York State Workplace

USA - March 31 2021 On March 31, 2021, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act into law (“Cannabis Law”). The law, among…

American Rescue Plan Act Mandates Temporary Subsidy of COBRA Premiums and Provides 100% Tax Credit

USA - March 31 2021 Among its many employment-related provisions, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides that…

COVID-19 Workplace Update for New York State Employers

USA - March 17 2021 As vaccinations and continued adherence to health and safety measures begin to speed the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, myriad legal changes…

New York State Issues Supplemental COVID-19 Sick Leave Law Guidance

USA - February 3 2021 On January 21, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) issued supplemental guidance on employer obligations under the State’s COVID-19…

Federally Mandated Paid COVID-19 Leave Expired on December 31, 2020 - Employers May Continue to Provide Leave Voluntarily and Receive Tax Reimbursement Through March 31, 2021

USA - January 15 2021 As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) enacted in March 2020, the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and Emergency Family…