The New York State Department of Labor in July 2021 issued regulations implementing the Excluded Worker Fund (EWF), approved by the New York Legislature in April 2021. The EWF is a $2.1 billion fund designed to give financial aid to New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic but were not able to avail themselves of the relief under the federal or state programs, including unemployment and pandemic benefits, which had been set up to assist those who lost employment during the pandemic. The EWF Regulations were published in the July 28 issue of the NYS Register.

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Photo of Jerrold Goldberg Jerrold Goldberg

Jerrold F. Goldberg Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. He has been practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law since 1979, including the traditional labor/union-management area, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour…

Jerrold F. Goldberg Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. He has been practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law since 1979, including the traditional labor/union-management area, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour laws. Jerry exclusively represents management clients primarily in the real estate and hospitality industries in transactional matters, including commercial and residential building and hotel sales and purchases, administrative compliance, such as 421-a prevailing wage issues, and lease, property management and concessionaire relationships, as well as all aspects of labor and employment litigation. This includes traditional labor litigation, such as union management arbitration, N.L.R.B. representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, and strike and picketing injunctive actions, wage and hour litigation involving misclassification, overtime and service charge/gratuity issues, and employment discrimination and restrictive covenant litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.

Photo of Pamela Madeiros Pamela Madeiros

Pamela A. Madeiros focuses her practice in the area of legislative and regulatory affairs. Her experience in identifying and resolving issues which blur distinction between health, mental health and education policies is well established. She is a valued partner with the New York…

Pamela A. Madeiros focuses her practice in the area of legislative and regulatory affairs. Her experience in identifying and resolving issues which blur distinction between health, mental health and education policies is well established. She is a valued partner with the New York State Department of Education, including the Office of the Professions, relating to professional licenses, the Bureau of Proprietary School Services, relating to the approval and operation of trade and business schools, and the Office of College and University Evaluation, relating to accreditation, permission to operate and general regulation of college and universities in New York State. She is an engaged participant in innumerable task forces and advisory committees through her representation of special education programs, Children’s Day Treatment programs, Article 28 Clinics, and schools for the deaf throughout the state.