Nursing homes in Onondaga County yellow zone must increase employee coronavirus testing

Syracuse, N.Y. – Nursing homes located in Onondaga County’s new coronavirus yellow zone must begin testing employees twice a week instead of once a week.

In a letter sent to nursing homes Wednesday, the state Health Department said it may fine or suspend the licenses of homes that don’t comply with the new requirement.

In May the state ordered all New York nursing homes to test workers twice a week. But in June it reduced the testing requirement to once a week as coronavirus activity subsided.

The yellow zone includes the city of Syracuse, the towns of Lysander, Clay and Salina, and the villages of Solvay and East Syracuse.

Six of Onondaga County’s 13 nursing homes are in the zone. They include:

  • Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Syracuse;
  • Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Syracuse;
  • Elderwood, Liverpool;
  • Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse;
  • Syracuse Home, Baldwinsville;
  • The Cottages at Garden
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Delhi contractor abducted for R4 lakh ransom by employee and four others over payment dispute, three held – cities

New Delhi

The Delhi Police on Friday said they have rescued a south Delhi-based 38-year-old floor polishing contractor from a forested area in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district, where he had been kept in confinement after being abducted from Lakhimpur Kheri by a group of four men on October 24.

The alleged abductors and the mastermind of the crime, who worked for the contractor and had a dispute over pending wages, had been demanding R4 lakh from the family for his safe release, the police said.

Three men, including the main conspirator, Irfan,26, have been arrested for the crime. The other two were identified as Aziz Ali,35, and Bablu,24. Irfan’s brother Vakeel,31, and their associate Samim,30, are still absconding.

Irfan was only part of the planning. He was not involved in its execution because the contractor, Ramesh Chandra from Panchsheel Park in Malviya Nagar, would have identified him, police said.


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Employee or contractor? Mischaracterizations can be costly

Such was the case for two former advisors of Winnipeg-based Investors Group Financial Services who are suing the company for wrongful dismissal, and asking for more than $10 million, after working at the firm for almost 20 years. The suit, which focuses on how the ex-advisors’ job descriptions as independent contractors are a “mischaracterization in law,” is one in a string of cases outlining the changing dynamics of work — both in the evolving world of financial services and more broadly.

“This conundrum — whether somebody is an employee or independent contractor — has been permeating in the legal community for many, many years, and the tests have been well established,” says Nancy Shapiro, a partner with Toronto-based Koskie Minsky, and legal counsel for the plaintiffs.

“It boils down to who has control over the working relationship,” she says. That is, who defines the work — the individual or the

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Are you an employee or independent contractor? Change could be coming ::

Time is running out to weigh in on a proposed change that could impact all sorts of employees.

The new rule the US Department of Labor is considering would redefine the parameters of when an employee can be classified as an independent contractor.

Why does that matter?

Some legal experts say it will impact workplace legal protections and benefits.

“It really could affect a broad range of individuals across a broad range of industries,” says Laura Noble, an employment law attorney with the Noble Law Firm.

More employees could be hired as independent contractors, a status that lacks have protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Contractors don’t have the same “rights to things like overtime pay and minimum wage, but also other employment right protections in the workplace, like workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, protections against discrimination in the workplace,” said Noble.

She says the change in job classification

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Independent Contractor and Employee Differences

  • An independent contractor works for themselves and is not technically employed by the companies they do jobs for.
  • Employers have control over the work an independent contractor does for them, but not how it is completed.
  • Independent contractors submit invoices for their work, and the company paying them does not take taxes out of the payments. Instead, independent contractors are subject to self-employment tax.
  • This article is for small business owners and supervisors who want to learn the key differences between an independent contractor and an employee and when independent contractors are typically used.

What is an independent contractor?

An independent contractor, as defined by, is an individual or business who performs services for another person or entity with a contracted understanding between the parties. With all of the terms spelled out – such as duties, pay, and the amount and type of work – the contracts govern what

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