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  • January 04 2023

    Client Alert: Reminders for New York Employers Amid the COVID-19 Winter Surge

    As 2023 has arrived and COVID-19 cases are back on the rise, we take this opportunity to remind New York employers of their continuing obligations regarding COVID-19 when it comes to their employees, and of previous requirements that are no longer in effect.

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  • December 30 2022

    Client Alert: NYS Cracks Down on HERO Act Workplace Safety Committees

    As previously advised, for New York employers with at least 10 employees, the New York HERO Act allows employees to form a joint labor-management “workplace safety committee” comprised of at least 2/3 non-supervisory employees. The workplace safety committee is empowered to raise health and safety concerns to management, provide feedback on all employer policies required under the HERO Act, participate in government agency health and safety site visits, and meet at least once a quarter to discuss health and safety issues. Governor Hochul has now signed off on an amendment to the HERO Act.

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  • December 27 2022

    Client Alert: New York – Not Just New York City – to Require Pay Ranges in Job Postings

    In the wake of the New York City pay transparency law, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed a similar New York State law that requires all employers to list the pay rate or range in the job listing for all advertised jobs (including promotions and transfers) that can or will be performed, at least in part, in New York State. This new law will impose new obligations on all New York employers, including those in New York City.

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  • October 28 2022

    Client Alert: New Workplace Posting Obligations: NYS Voting Rights Notice and New EEOC Poster

    Employers should be aware of two urgent workplace posting obligations: New York Voting Rights Notice Must Be Posted by October 29, 2022 and New EEOC Poster For All Employers.

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  • October 25 2022

    Client Alert – Reminder: Big Changes Coming For NYC Employers November 1, 2022

    With November 1, 2022 fast approaching, we take this opportunity to remind New York City employers of two significant legal changes taking effect next week.

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  • September 20 2022

    Client Alert: NYC To Lift Private Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Effective November 1, 2022

    NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced today that the private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate will be lifted effective November 1, 2022.

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  • September 14 2022

    Client Alert: New York State Now Follows CDC Guidelines for COVID-19-Related Quarantine

    As you may know, the CDC recently updated its guidelines regarding COVID-19 exposure to eliminate the quarantine requirement after close contact with someone who has COVID-19 for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. While New York initially declined to adopt this revised guidance, as of today, September 14, 2022, the New York State Department of Health is following suit. As a result, individuals in New York who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not exhibiting symptoms do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms or test positive.

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  • July 26 2022

    Client Alert: New York Ramps Up Enforcement of Wage and Harassment Claims

    New York employers beware: Governor Hochul has announced that the State will be making it a lot easier for employees to lodge complaints regarding wage violations and workplace sexual harassment and will be ramping up enforcement, including potential criminal penalties.

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