New York and COVID-19 Sick LeaveIn addition to the federal emergency sick leave requirements, employers with employees in New York also are subject to the NY Paid Sick Time Plan, which requires employers with more than 10 employees or $1 million in revenue to provide COVID-19-related paid leave. Employers that do not meet these thresholds must provide unpaid leave.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What It Means to Your BusinessUS Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law on March 18th, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FFCRA, which goes into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will expire on December 30, 2020.
Printing Being Declared an Essential BusinessThe rapidly evolving coronavirus situation has caused federal, state, and local government to take unprecedented actions to combat the spread of the virus. Many states and localities are now issuing strict orders to citizens to “shelter in place” or “stay at home” and for all “non-essential businesses” to close.
Break Free from Plastic Pollution ActDue to the continued challenges with the implosion of the plastic recycling market caused by many countries, led by China, refusing to accept many waste streams, action by the US Congress has been initiated. Legislation from Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), is expected to be introduced soon in both the US Senate and US House of Representatives.