Many essential businesses such as grocery stores, hospitals, post offices, etc. are remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic. They need their employees to perform essential duties to serve New York residents. There are one million New York workers risking their lives every day to help keep the city running. If you're one of these workers, you need to know your rights during this turbulent time. What are those rights? Let's examine them closely.
Many of New York City's tenants have suffered because of the Coronavirus outbreak (aka COVID-19.) Many will either not be able to pay their rent or not pay all of it while they are unable to work. Tenants, in certain cases, are protected under the CARES Act. Congress passed the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) to provide support and relief. It is essential to understand both the CARES Act protections and limitations, and also New York's other tenant protections announced by Judge Lawrence Marks that will be in effect until at least June 20.
There's no doubt that New York City remains as the major epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the US. Because of this, Governor Andrew Cuomo has mandated that all New Yorker residents please stay at home to curb the virus spread. However, some have a sense that NYC law enforcement has been taking the order a little too seriously.
With the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, employers have been forced to step up their game when it comes to worker safety. Many companies are now providing their employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) to guard against accidental infection with the coronavirus. This is happening across all industries, including retail, food service, and manufacturing.