NJ employers contemplating reductions in force can breathe a little easier, at least for a time. A new law makes two critical changes to the provisions of NJ WARN in light of challenges employers face from the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the Democrats took control of the General Assembly in addition to the governorship in the November 2019 election, many predicted an expansion of workers’ rights. That prediction was realized with the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session.
Things have been pretty chaotic and confusing for employers and employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Unfortunately, in an effort to help, the City of Los Angeles has unintentionally increased both.
On Sunday April 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 16-20 to provide further guidance on Section 2102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.
On April 3, 2020, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a comprehensive budget bill that, among other things, amends the New York Labor Law to require all New York employers to provide paid or unpaid sick leave to their employees.
On April 4, 2020, the DOL issued Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letter 15-20 (UIPL 15-20) to provide further guidance to the states on the temporary expanded unemployment insurance benefits available under the CARES Act.