The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) answered questions related to the intersection of COVID-19, pregnancy and the workplace, among other workplace questions.
Workers in New York are protected under existing and new federal laws, as well as state laws. In addition to federal and state laws, employees who work in New York City are also entitled to protections under various NYC laws. The following sections discuss the applicability of these laws. Am I Entitled to Paid Leave […]
If you’re pregnant and work in NY–the epicenter of the outbreak–and you’re still required to report to the workplace, either because you’re an “essential” employee, or because you’re one of the 25% of employees required to report to work during the mandatory closure of businesses, you are entitled to a “reasonable accommodation” of your pregnancy, […]
If you work in NY and earn at least $58,500 per year and are a professional, executive or managerial administrative salaried employee, which generally means you’re in management, or you exercise discretion and independent judgment or supervise at least two other employees, then you’re “exempt” from federal and state overtime rules after you’ve worked 40 […]
You know, I know a lot of folks have now lost their job already as a result of this crisis, and I hope like the rest of us, our national leadership will get out in front of this too. So if the most dire predictions don’t come true, but right now we’re getting in my […]