Department of Labor (DOL) Guidance on COVID-19 Leave Due to Summer Camps’ Closure; New Yorkers Could Lose COVID Sick Leave for Travel to High Risk States The US DOL Has Issued Guidance for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Leave Based on Closure of Summer Camps Leave under the FFCRA is permitted for an employee, among other reasons, to care for his or her child whose “place of care” is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons, which can include summer camps or [...]


June 26, 2020

IMMIGRATION ALERT

Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry on Certain H, J, L Visas President Trump issued a proclamation on June 20, 2020 to suspend the entry of foreign nationals and their derivatives on H-1b, H-2b, certain J visa, and L visa into the United States. The proclamation takes effect on June 24, 2020 at 12:01 AM ET and will remain in effect through December 31, 2020. It may be continued or modified as necessary. Who is affected by the Proclamation: H-1B visa and any foreign national [...]


NY Department of Health (DOH) Guidance on Travel Advisory  New guidance from the NY DOH has been released which supplements the information in our client alert titled “Tri-State Travel Advisory” published yesterday, June 25, 2020 The designated states with significant community spread will be posted on the DOH website and will be updated weekly here: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any [...]


Governors Cuomo (NY), Murphy (NJ) and Lamont (CT) Announce Joint Incoming Travel Advisory Effective 12:01 a.m. on June 25, 2020, all individuals traveling from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 to NY must quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact with the identified state The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 people per 100,000 residents, or a state with higher than a 10% positivity rate, [...]


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has Issued Guidance for Non-Essential Businesses • OSHA has released guidance on how nonessential business should reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic• This latest OSHA guidance is available here: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA4045.pdf• The above guidance is intended to supplement the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ previously released Guidance on Preparing Workplaces [...]


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