Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance clarifying that, in certain circumstances, employers will have the ability to require that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine (the “Guidance”).  As the vaccine becomes more publicly available in the coming months, employers must consider both the legal and practical implications of adopting a mandatory vaccination

On March 18, 2020, New York State passed a bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that provides employees with job-protected quarantine leave.  The new law also expands New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) benefits and New York disability benefits available to certain eligible employees. On March 25, 2020, New York State published Frequently Asked