The Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”) generally requires large employers to provide 60 days’ advance notice to employees before instituting a “plant closing” or “mass layoff” affecting 50 or more people at a single site of employment.  However, there are various other provisions of the WARN Act that relax

New York CPLR Section 7515, passed in 2018, prohibits mandatory arbitration of “any allegation or claim of discrimination.”  Last week, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York became the second federal judge to conclude that this state ban on arbitration of discrimination claims contravenes the

Yesterday, April 22, 2020, the New York City Council introduced a broad COVID-19 legislative relief package with measures aimed at protection of tenants, small businesses, the homeless, and essential workers.

Of particular interest for New York City employers is the legislation’s inclusion of an “Essential Workers Bill of Rights,” which includes the following general components:

In an executive order signed last weekend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that, for all “essential” businesses or entities, any employees present in the workplace must wear “face coverings” when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.  The order provides that the businesses must provide such face coverings to employees at

On April 6, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a set of regulations in the Federal Register implementing the paid sick leave and emergency family medical leave expansion provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The regulations are effective through December 31, 2020.

As discussed in our previous blog posts,