As New York State moves forward, high-demand workers are essential for businesses to reopen and the economy to get back on track. The DOL and partner agencies around the State understand that getting back to work is reliant on several factors that may make getting, and keeping, a job a challenge following the COVID-19 pandemic. To help break down the barriers to employment faced by workers around the country, employers and businesses alike are encouraged to refer to the following information and resources that can help address caregiving responsibilities, public transportation and commute needs, and workplace health and safety concerns.
New York State has enacted various measures to protect workers as New York moved forward from the effect of COVID-19. New York State adopted CDC guidance to keep workers safe and on the job. Employers are required to follow the state’s safe reopening regulations.