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COVID-19 Vaccinations and Employee Rights: What Your Business Needs to Know

 

  We’ve been answering many questions from our clients and their employees regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and the rights employees have when deciding whether or not to get vaccinated. In order to address these questions and more, we’ve prepared this advisory for you and your employees. Can an employer require an employee to be vaccinated against […]

 

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Get Your Copy of Ethan Allen’s Advisory for COVID Pay Programs

 

Exploring the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and New York State Paid Sick Leave The Families First Coronavirus Response Act known as the FFCRA, which required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19, ended on December 31, 2020. The FFCRA had provided […]

 

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How to Reopen Offices in New York State and Prepare Your Employees for the New Work Normal

 

  When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.6 on March 20th closing all non-essential businesses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, no one could have predicted what would happen next. Most of us assumed the virus would be gone within weeks and we’d be back in the office in no time. […]

 

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Intern Season Is Here

 

  It’s almost intern season – when college students are out for the summer and look to build their resume. You’ll recall that last year, the DOL dropped its strict “six-factor test” for determining whether an intern qualifies as an employee entitled to at least minimum wage and overtime pay, under the FLSA. Under this […]

 

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The Case for Partnering with a PEO

 

  There’s a reason your job gets you out of bed in the morning, and it’s not the paperwork and other back-office tasks. As a business owner and leader, you’re driven to grow your revenue, improve your product or service, and collaborate with other talented people. And yet, those administrative tasks are calling your name […]

 

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ADA Compliance and Your Company’s Website — Should You Actually Be Worried?

 

  The Americans with Disabilities Act was instituted in 1990 in an effort to end discrimination based on differing abilities. Drawing heavily from the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which established protections against discrimination based on race, religion, sex or national origin, the ADA went a step further by requiring organizations to provide “reasonable […]

 

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