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EEOC Says Employers May Test Employees for COVID-19

On April 23, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and coronavirus. The EEOC previously announced that employers who are covered by the ADA could check their employees’ temperature to determine whether they have a fever. Now, the agency has clarified that employers may also screen […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2020
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The Impact of Telecommuting During the COVID-19 Pandemic on ADA Accommodation Cases

Although the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees so that they can perform their job duties, the courts have generally been reluctant to consider allowing employees to work from home an accommodation under the ADA.  Now, the embrace of teleworking for office workers by businesses in response to […]

  • Posted on: Apr 23 2020
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Unemployment Benefits & COVID-19

New York State is waiving the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines. Because of the increased unemployment applications, New York state is implementing a filing system based on the first letter of the applicant’s last name. You should visit the […]

  • Posted on: Mar 24 2020
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has moved relatively quickly. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) is the first and likely not the past piece of legislation to address this ever-growing and changing pandemic.  Effective April 1, 2020, the Act expands the eligibility and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2020
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Just as the federal government is addressing this, the State of New York is enacting legislation to address how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting employees. On March 18, 2020, New York State enacted the Quarantine Leave Law (“Law”). The Law provides for additional paid and unpaid leave, and expands the state’s paid family leave and […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2020
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Lipsky Lowe LLP – COVID-19

As employment lawyers sensitive to the needs of employees and executives, Lipsky Lowe is closely following the progress of the global COVID-19 outbreak. As we continue to take steps to protect the health and safety of our lawyers and families, we are also continuing to provide the highest level of service to our clients. While […]

  • Posted on: Mar 17 2020
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COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know

With New York, New Jersey and much of the nation on lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, employers and employees face unique challenges. At Lipsky Lowe, we are committed to helping employers and workers navigate this situation in the weeks and months ahead. Our legal team is here to help you resolve any pressing employment-related […]

  • Posted on: Mar 11 2020
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