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  • April 09 2021

    Get Ready to Party Like it’s 2021: Hosting Private Events in the COVID-19 Era 

    You are cordially invited to join employment lawyers from Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP for a complimentary webinar to assist restaurants, caterers, hotels and other venues that host large private events in understanding the New York State guidance and related legal issues regarding in-person events.

    Click here for more details.

  • April 07 2021

    Client Alert: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Applications Available Soon

    The federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established in late December 2020 to provide economic assistance to certain arts and entertainment venues and other businesses that were shut down due to COVID-19.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • April 05 2021

    Client Alert: New Jersey Says Employers Can Mandate COVID-19 Vaccination

    In line with the EEOC’s previously-issued guidance regarding mandatory vaccination, New Jersey has issued guidance affirming that, with limited exceptions, employers may require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine prior to returning to in-person work.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • April 05 2021

    Client Alert: Expansion of Voluntary FFCRA Leave Program Effective Today

    Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), private employers with 500 or less employees (“Covered Employers”) were required to provide paid leave to employees who were unable to work or telework due to certain COVID-19 related reasons (“FFCRA Leave”) between April 1 and December 31, 2020.

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  • March 29 2021

    Client Alert: New COBRA Subsidy Requirements

    As part of the recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, an assistance eligible individual (“AEI”) who incurs a COBRA qualifying event because of an involuntary termination of employment or reduction in hours will be eligible for a 100% subsidy for their COBRA costs.

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  • March 18 2021

    Client Alert: NYSDOL Correspondence Regarding 2020 WARN Notices

    Several employers have received an email from the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) related to WARN notices that were sent in 2020 after Governor Cuomo declared a disaster emergency for the State of New York due to COVID-19. In providing such notices, many employers relied upon the unforeseeable business circumstances exception under NY WARN.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • March 17 2021

    Client Alert: Steps You Should Take Now To Prepare To Apply For A Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant

    As discussed in our March 12, 2021 Client Alert, the recent stimulus earmarks a $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to assist struggling restaurants, bars, caterers, breweries, tasting rooms, food trucks, and groups with 20 or fewer locations (“Restaurants”).

    Click here to read the alert.

  • March 15 2021

    Client Alert: New York Mandates Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccination

    On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed a bill providing both private and public employees with paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (“Vaccine Leave Laws”).

    Click here to read the alert.

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