On Labor Day (2020) NYS Governor Cuomo signed legislation requiring all public employers to create contingency operations plans to protect public workers in future health emergencies. This requirement applies to public employers including:
Per the Governor's website, plans are to be submitted to unions and labor management committees by February 4, 2021, and all plans must be finalized by April 1, 2021.
Developing meaningful plans that meet these legal requirements can be challenging. EPS has developed a plan template to help public employers navigate this process. While the template provides guidance and formatting, public employers must still develop various protocols within this plan to meet the requirements of this law.
Should you require direct support in developing these plans, we offer our services at the following rates* based on the number of full-time employees and contractors you employ:
Number of Full-Time Employees
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*These costs are estimates only and are subject to negotiation by both parties.
**Depending on the number of employees and complexity of your organization, the cost includes one to three virtual meetings with your identified planning team, an initial draft plan for planning team review, and a second draft plan for submission to labor representatives. Drafts will be provided in Microsoft Word. Responses to labor unions and finalization of the plan is the responsibility of the public employer.