Monthly Archives: April 2020

New York State Enacts COVID-19 Sick Leave Law

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo signed into law on March 18, 2020 the New York COVID-19 Sick Leave Law, S. 8901 (the “Law”). The Law, which was effective immediately, requires employers regardless of size to provide sick leave to their eligible employees who physically work in New York State. The sick leave

MALTA: Employers’ Duties // Employee’s Rights in Malta

April, 2020 – Malta – Valletta Legal Changes to the Law – The addition of Quarantine Leave Following the Covid-19 outbreak, Government has published Legal Notice 62 of 2020; ‘Minimum Special Leave Entitlement (Amendment) Regulations, 2020’, adding a new definition of quarantine leave. By definition, an employer must grant quarantine leave if an employee is

USA: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Ortoli | Rosenstadt LLP – Paul H. Pincus – April, 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), President Trump signed into law on March 18, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (the “Act”). This sweeping Act temporarily expands the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) relating to COVID-19, creates a temporary federal paid sick leave program relating to COVID-19, expands unemployment insurance benefits, mandates insurance coverage of coronavirus testing, and expands nutrition and food assistance. This Legal Advisory focuses on the Act’s FMLA expansion and the paid sick leave program it creates, and includes the most recent attached guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”).