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News Spotlight: NYS Passes Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

In order to address the growing pandemic around New York State and the country, Governor Cuomo has signed into law Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave. This law benefits employees who are under cautionary or mandatory quarantine by order of federal, state, or local government and provides benefits based upon the number of employees that their… Continue reading News Spotlight: NYS Passes Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

News Spotlight: Senate Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Senate on Wednesday approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a coronavirus relief bill passed by the House last week, and also endorsed by President Trump.  This is that provides free testing and paid leave for certain workers as the White House solidifies plans for an even larger package to address the fallout of the pandemic. Here’s… Continue reading News Spotlight: Senate Approves Coronavirus Relief Bill

Protecting the Mental Health of Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19 EMERGENCY BILL PASSED BY HOUSE Early Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 363-40 to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201) (the “Bill”), a sweeping piece of legislation aimed at reducing the economic impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (“coronavirus” or “COVID-19”) on workers and their… Continue reading Protecting the Mental Health of Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Turning Passion Into (Non) Profit

People Spotlight: Angie Espinal, HR Director & Head of Strategy Nonprofit organizations are institutions that advocate for and conduct affairs on behalf of other individuals, groups, or [social] causes rather than operating to make profit for themselves. Such organizations play an important role in building healthy communities by fostering civic engagement and leadership, driving economic growth, and strengthening… Continue reading Turning Passion Into (Non) Profit

Creating an Equitable Workplace for Women

Historically, women in leadership roles in the workplace has been unevenly represented when compared to their male counterparts.  As such the issue of pay equity continues to perpetuate, not just based on the gender pay gap but because of the disproportionate number of high compensation level roles being filled by men.  According to a report by… Continue reading Creating an Equitable Workplace for Women