Reopening New York — Understanding Occupancy Rules and Paid Sick Leave

August 12, 2020

By: Andrew D. Bobrek, Theresa E. Rusnak, and

As a bonus to Bond’s Aug. 11 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, we’ve posted two short videos addressing some frequently asked questions:

  1. Government relations attorney Caitlin Anderson explains the occupancy rules established by New York State’s reopening guidance documents and how they apply to businesses, including essential businesses.

  2. Labor and employment attorneys Andrew Bobrek and Theresa Rusnak answer questions about paid sick leave. Specifically, Andy reviews the new paid sick leave legislation set to take effect in September, and Theresa discusses how the Family Medical Leave Act will apply in cases where parents opt to keep their children home when their school is open.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • Overview of High Profile COVID Cases & Status of Federal Liability Protection
  • Update from Albany
  • Paid Sick Leave Issues (ESL and PSL)

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