Reopening New York — Adjusting Expectations with a Telework Policy

October 1, 2020

By: Andrew D. Bobrek and Peter A. Jones

As a bonus to Bond’s Sept. 29 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, Bond labor and employment attorneys Andrew Bobrek and Peter Jones recorded a short video about when and why a business should create a remote work or telecommuting policy. Although there is no legal requirement in New York State to have such a policy in place, there are many good reasons to do so. Andy and Pete suggest employers first analyze how successful the telework structures they put in place during COVID-19 have been and then decide the value in reinforcing the organization’s expectations of remote workers (about productivity, responsiveness, availability, etc.) moving forward.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • NYS Paid Sick Leave: Three Big Things to Have in Mind
  • Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements
  • Reopening FAQs
  • Wage and Hour Claims Arising from the Pandemic
  • Assessing the Metrics – Where are We?

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