Executive Director and General Counsel
As many of you are aware, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced late morning yesterday, March 18, his intention to restrict most businesses to having only fifty (50%) percent of their employees physically at work; provided, however, that “essential” businesses would be exempt from such requirement. Accordingly, yesterday evening at 10:30 p.m., Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.6, which provides, in pertinent part, as follows:
Earlier this afternoon at 1:15 p.m., Governor Cuomo’s office issued a press release announcing the governor has signed a new executive order mandating businesses that rely on in-office personnel to decrease their in-office workforce by seventy (75%) percent; provided, however, that “essential” businesses will be exempt from such requirement. We will share this new executive order with you as soon as it is available, with a particular eye on what is meant by the phrase “businesses that rely on in-office personnel” and whether the definition of exempt “essential” services will mirror the definition contained in Executive Order 202.6 above.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Davi directly if you have any questions or wish to discuss.