As New York continues to work through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new rules and regulations are emerging. The latest edict, dated 4/28/2020, requires immediate action for all employers with New York based employees.
In layman's terms:
Due to Covid-19, the New York State Department of Labor is requiring that all employers fill out Form 1A12_3 for any employees impacted through reduced hours or layoffs from COVID-19. This form is referred to as the Record of Employment and gives all employees the information they need regarding their employer to file an unemployment claim. This form must be provided, immediately, to all current employees who have been impacted to ensure they have the information required to file for unemployment.
For more information, you can see the official announcement here.