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:

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,

As we have previously blogged, the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave law goes into effect on October 29, 2018. In connection with implementation of the law, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued a “Notice of Employee Rights.”  The Notice is available here.

The Notice must be provided

Over the past several weeks, New Jersey has enacted, or plans on passing, several new bills that secure New Jersey’s position as one of the nation’s leaders in employee protections.  The first, known as the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Pay Equity Bill”), bans employers from paying women and other protected groups less than