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With Election Day rapidly approaching, New Yorkers are already making voting plans with an eye towards the long lines that await them at their local polling place.   To best ensure that they will be able to cast an in-person ballot on November 3rd — in what is being touted as the most important election of our lifetime (Newsflash: this same declaration is made every four years) –many voters will have to juggle work schedules, family…
On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a long awaited Procedural Notice providing guidance with respect to a change of ownership of businesses that borrowed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. PPP loans were made commencing in early April, and since then we have witnessed first-hand the frustration experienced by business owners having to deal with the uncertainty of the treatment of PPP loans in the context of a change of ownership (often…
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio has signed legislation extending the effective period of certain legal protections designed to support the City’s businesses and their employees during the pandemic. The first bill extends and expands the City’s paid safe and sick leave law to reach more workers. The other two bills extend protections for commercial tenants and hotel workers. Paid Safe and Sick Leave Effective September 30, 2020, Intro. 2032-A amends the City’s administrative code…
On September 25, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed regulations which, if adopted, would establish factors for determining whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires employers maintain certain records regarding employees and provide a federal minimum wage and overtime to nonexempt employees. (Please see here for a discussion about joint employer obligations under the FLSA).  Currently, the FLSA defines (i) “employee” as…