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  • January 25 2022

    Client Alert: NYS Mask Mandate Remains In Effect

    Yesterday, a Nassau County judge issued a decision ruling that the NYS mask mandate is unenforceable. This created understandable confusion about whether NYS’ mask mandate remains in effect. NYS’ mask mandate does remain in effect for the time being. NYS has already filed an appeal, and the appellate court stayed the Nassau County decision – meaning that the mask mandate remains in effect until there is a decision on the appeal.

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  • January 24 2022

    Client Alert: Updates Regarding COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Guidance

    New York recently issued updated isolation and quarantine guidance to align itself with the CDC (collectively referred to as the “New Quarantine Rules”). The New Quarantine Rules apply to everyone in New York, and supersede the previously-announced rules applicable to “critical workers” as well as the New York guidance issued on January 4, 2022.

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  • January 13 2022

    Client Alert:  Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Large Employer Vax-or-Test Mandate

    The U.S. Supreme Court has just blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard that would have required employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that employees either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or test weekly (the “100+ ETS”).

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  • January 10 2022

    Client Alert: New York Expands Protection for Whistleblowers

    Effective January 26, 2022, amendments to New York’s Whistleblower Law dramatically expand the scope of protected activity that triggers anti-retaliation protections, as well as type of actions that may be considered retaliatory under the law.

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  • December 30 2021

    Client Alert: New York & New Jersey Minimum Wage Increases For 2022

    With 2022 upon us, many New York and New Jersey employers must prepare for scheduled minimum wage increases. Please note the following new minimum wage, tip credit and overtime rates.

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  • December 29 2021

    Client Alert: CDC Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance updating the isolation and quarantine period for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, both after testing positive for COVID-19 and after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (“CDC Revised Quarantine Guidance”). The previous standards and new rules are set out in the alert below.

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  • December 29 2021

    Client Alert: New Paid Time Off for NYC Employees – COVID-19 Child Vaccination Leave

    New York City now requires employers to provide up to four (4) hours of paid time off to employees who need to take their child to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (“COVID-19 Child Vaccination Leave”).

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  • December 29 2021

    ROAR’s Meet The Candidate

    Please join Tom Suozzi, Democratic NYS Gubernatorial Candidate in Conversation with ROAR’s Executive Committee and ROAR Counsel Amanda Fugazy.

    Click here to register.

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