Skip to Main Content
Services Talent Knowledge
Site Search
Menu

Alert

Our attorneys stay on top of changes in legislation, agency regulations, case law, and industry trends—then craft timely legal alerts to keep clients up to date on legal developments important to their business.

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Governor Cuomo Increases Mandatory Workforce Reduction to 75 Percent

As an update to our prior alert, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this morning during his daily coronavirus briefing that the mandatory workforce reduction for non-essential businesses will be increased from 50 percent to 75 percent. As a reminder, the executive order becomes effective tomorrow evening at 8:00 p.m., and any business not specifically identified as “essential” in the executive order can request an opinion from the Empire State Development Corporation in an effort to be deemed essential (i.e., exempt from the mandatory workforce reduction).

In addition, this confirms that:

  • The ESDC is working on guidance regarding which businesses are essential, which will be posted on its website at 5:00 today.
  • The guidance will establish a procedure for businesses to submit requests for exemptions to the 75 percent workforce reduction requirement.
  • These requests do not need to be submitted before 5:00 p.m. today. However, if businesses wish to submit now or have questions, they should use the ESDC portal.

If you have any questions regarding the content of this alert, please contact Chris Harrigan, partner, at charrigan@barclaydamon.com; Rob Thorpe, counsel, at rthorpe@barclaydamon.com; or another member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Area.

Featured Media

Alerts

New York State Budget Bill Expands Independence of Nurse Practitioners

Alerts

New York State's Highest Court Reaffirms Specific Causation Requirements in Toxic Tort Cases

Alerts

Housing Discrimination: Pro Se Plaintiff Robert W. Johnson Targeting Hotels, Motels in Recent Flurry of Federal Lawsuits

Alerts

New York State Supreme Court, Albany County, Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Implementation of State-Issued Appraisal Model for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

Alerts

Council on Environmental Quality Finalizes Revisions to National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations

Alerts

Updates on Federal Student Loan Dischargeabilty in Bankruptcy

This site uses cookies to give you the best experience possible on our site and in some cases direct advertisements to you based upon your use of our site.

By clicking [I agree], you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For information on what cookies we use and how to manage our use of cookies, please visit our Privacy Statement.

I AgreeOpt-Out