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  • July 28 2021

    Client Alert: CDC Revises Mask Guidance for Fully-Vaccinated Individuals

    Yesterday, the CDC announced revised mask guidance for fully-vaccinated individuals. The CDC now recommends that fully-vaccinated individuals wear a mask while indoors in public if they are in an area of “substantial” or “high” COVID-19 transmission to both maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others. The CDC made a state- and county-specific COVID-19 transmission level tracker available here. We note that while most of NYS is in the low to moderate range, NYC and Long Island are presently in the “substantial” category (with Staten Island in the “high” category).

    Click here to read the alert.

  • July 27 2021

    Client Alert: Changes to NYC Law on Consideration of Criminal History Effective July 29

    Effective July 29, 2021, amendments to the NYC Fair Chance Act (FCA) will expand employment protections for job applicants and employees with criminal histories. Most notably, the amendments expand the FCA’s protection to job applicants and employees with pending arrests and criminal accusations and to existing employees with arrests and criminal convictions during employment, as well as to independent contractors.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • July 21 2021

    Client Alert: New NYC Biometric Privacy Law Now in Effect

    New York City’s new “Biometric Identifier Information” law (“BII Law”) is now in effect and restricts the collection, use and sale of “biometric identifier information” by businesses in New York City. Biometric identifiers include fingerprints, retina scans, hand print scans, facial recognition, voice identification, or any other physical or biological trait that would serve to identify an individual.

    Click here to read the alert.

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  • July 20 2021

    Andina Acquisition Corp. III , a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has completed its business combination with Stryve Foods, LLC, an emerging healthy snacking platform disrupting traditional snacking categories and a leader in the air dried meat snack industry in the United States.  EGS acted as counsel to Andina Acquisition Corp. III.

  • July 13 2021

    Client Alert: NY HERO Act Model Protocols and Prevention Plans Now Available

    As detailed in our previous Client Alert, the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) mandates that all private sector employers adopt workplace health and safety protections in an effort to protect employees during a future airborne infectious disease outbreak. Specifically, the NY HERO Act requires private sector employers in New York to adopt a health and safety plan to protect employees from exposure to airborne infectious diseases (a “Prevention Plan”).

    Click here to read the alert.

  • July 12 2021

    Good Works II Acquisition Corp. announced the pricing of its initial public offering in the amount of $20,000,000.  EGS acted as counsel to I-Bankers.

  • July 09 2021

    Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp. and FREYR AS, a Norway-based developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity announced the completion of their previously announced business combination. The combined company now operates as FREYR Battery.  EGS served as securities counsel to Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp.

  • July 08 2021

    Alpha Tau Medical Limited, the developer of the pioneering alpha-radiation cancer therapy Alpha DaRT™, and Healthcare Capital Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Upon closing of the Business Combination, Alpha Tau is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq.  EGS acted as counsel to Healthcare Capital Corp.

  • July 08 2021

    Client Alert: New Protections for NYC Fast Food Workers Now In Effect

    As a result of two amendments to the New York City Fair Workweek Law that are now in effect, fast food employers are now prohibited from terminating or substantially reducing the hours of their fast food employees without providing an economic or job performance-related reason. The amendments also impose a progressive discipline requirement and prescribe a procedure for conducting economic-based layoffs or reductions in hours as well as employee recalls.

    Click here to read the alert.

  • July 01 2021

    iSpecimen Inc. announced the closing of its initial public offering in the amount of $20,700,000.  EGS acted as counsel to iSpecimen.

  • July 01 2021

    Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners to our Securities Litigation Practice.  Eric Landau and Travis Biffar will be based in EGS’s first California office.  The addition of Messrs. Landau and Biffar to our growing securities litigation practice gives us a prominent new presence on the West Coast and enhances our capabilities to serve clients throughout the country.

    Click here to read the announcement and press release.

“It’s with genuine appreciation to all of our clients that we are in a position to achieve and maintain our leadership position in so many areas.”