As one part of its continuing approach to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State will soon be requiring employers statewide to utilize remote work arrangements to the maximum extent feasible and to slash the number of employees in their physical work locations.

Pursuant to an executive order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo late last night, effective as of 8 p.m. EDT on March 20, all businesses within the Empire State will be required to utilize, to the maximum extent possible, any remote working procedures that they can safely implement. Perhaps equally, if not more, impactful on the business community, also by 8 p.m. EDT on March 20, all New York employers will be required to reduce their in-person workforces at any physical work locations by 50 percent.Continue Reading New York requires remote working, 50% reduction in employees at physical work locations

In August 2008, Gov. David Patterson signed the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (S.8212) (the “NY WARN Act”) into law. Although the NY WARN Act, effective Feb. 1, 2009, imposes requirements on employers similar to those required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the “Federal Act”), 29 U.S.C. §§2101-2109

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has now published the form mandated to be used by New Jersey employers to provide notice of mass layoffs or the transfer or termination of operations under the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (“Millville Dallas Act” or state “Baby WARN”). An interactive copy