COVID-19 Related Employment Questions, Benefits and Paid Leave

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the workplace in many ways. Many people are getting fired, while others have to take a leave of absence due to be being quarantined.  The attorneys here at Lipsky Lowe are here to help you through this difficult time.

Understanding Your Legal Rights Under COVID-19 Related Laws

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and State of New York governments have moved quickly to enact legislation to provide benefits for employees who are fired or who must take a leave of absence to care for themselves or others. The federal law is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the New York law is called the Quarantine Leave Law. 

These statutes provide significant benefits and it is important to know your rights under them. This is particularly so because the relationship between the two statutes can be confusing and you may be entitled to enhanced benefits under New York law. 

Recognizing everyone has different needs, Lipsky Lowe is offering two different services so you understand your rights under these statutes:

  • Our highly experienced employment attorneys have put together an easy-to-understand summary that describes your rights under both statutes. This legal summary is available for free. Click the button at the end of this page to download this summary.
  • You receive the legal summary and a 20 minute consultation with one of our highly experienced employment attorneys. This package is available for $200.00

Separation Agreements

Due to the COVID-19 related economic downturn, we know that many companies are firing employees. These employees are often being given a separation agreement under which they are waiving important legal rights in exchange for severance. For $500, we will review the agreement and discuss it with you during a one-time consultation. This does not include our attorneys negotiating directly with your former employer.

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