Reminders for Employers: Types of Leave Available, Remote Work Arrangements and Minimum Wage Increases 

December 17, 2020

By: Andrew D. Bobrek, Peter A. Jones, and Subhash Viswanathan

As a bonus to Bond’s Dec. 15 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, Bond labor and employment attorneys Andrew D. Bobrek, Peter A. Jones and Subhash Viswanathan answer some frequently asked questions in a pair of short videos.

In their video, Pete and Andy review the different types of leave that employers need to be familiar with (i.e., New York State’s family leave and COVID leave, as well as leave provided for in the federal Families First Coronavirus Relief Act through the end of 2020); how having written remote work agreements can establish expectations and ensure accountability; and steps employers can take to be proactive in communicating with employees about the potential hazards of holiday travel. 

In his video, Suba reminds employers that New York State’s minimum wage rate is set to increase (depending on region and type of employee) on Dec. 31, 2020. The end of the year also brings an increase to the salary levels to qualify for the executive and administrative exemptions in New York State, also varying by region.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • NY PSL – The Latest Updates
  • New York Wage and Hour – New Minimum Wage and Salaried Exemption Thresholds
  • Recurrent Pandemic Employment Issues – Some Things to Keep in Mind
  • Update from Albany
  • Relief Package on the Horizon

Click here to view the webinar in its entirety or to register for upcoming Tuesday presentations.