Please be aware that at midnight on September 30th the Federal paid COVID-19 leave plan expired. The plan originally enacted as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), later extended under the name of the American Rescue Plan Act.
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New York State will increase the minimum wage to $13.20 an hour starting 12/31/2021
*Please note the following is not in effect. EBC will keep you fully informed as things progress. This is an informational communication only to keep you appraised as to what is developing*
The regulations regarding when or when not to quarantine has changed rapidly in the last few months due to the dissemination of vaccines on top of the lifting of travel restrictions within New York State. The team at EBC wants to remind everyone that the local public health authorities determine and establish the quarantine options for their jurisdictions. Employees must work with a health professional or the local department of health to evaluate the circumstance on a case-by-case scenario.
HR leaders worldwide have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways, resulting in a complete transformation of our workforce today. Yet, the transition to an entirely remote environment was not easy for many individuals and still may be challenging to navigate. As HR leaders continue to introduce new strategies and processes to their organizations, the need for new technology and resources intensifies. Now more than ever, it is crucial for HR teams to make the right decisions and understand the long-term effects of these changes to stay ahead of the COVID-19 curve.
After more than a year since a record number of employees were sent to work from home, a lot has changed in today’s workplace. The COVID-19 vaccination is now a reality, and many employers must decide if, when, and in what manner to return employees to on-site work. Not only do you need to support employee health and safety, but you also need to heed compliance requirements and take steps that will help you maintain a positive company culture.
Regardless of your company's size or the industry you are in, there are rules that your business must adhere to. Compliance with some of these rules can be easy, and almost intuitive. In other cases, the rules may be more complex.
Administering benefits in accordance with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) requires employers to generate and keep track of several employee notices and deadlines, making it a compliance minefield for many. In addition to the federal requirements, you also need to comply with applicable “mini-COBRA” laws in the states where you operate.
New York State's COVID-19 Restrictions and New York Forward Industry Guidance Are Lifted effective June 15, 2021 Across Commercial Settings, including: