New York continues to move forward rapidly into a post-COVID world. First, on June 11, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to amend the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) to clarify certain obligations and deadlines for employers to comply with this new law. Second, on June 15, 2021, New York lifted

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated guidance regarding workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies and employee accommodations (the “Updated Guidance”).  Among other issues, the Updated Guidance clarifies some significant questions that employers have been facing regarding mandatory vaccination policies, vaccine incentive programs, and reasonable accommodations available for both vaccinated and unvaccinated

Yet again, the New York State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 Travel Advisory (the “Advisory”) for domestic and international travel on April 10, 2021.  As we recently reported, as of April 1, 2021, New York State initially loosened quarantine requirements for domestic travel.  However, New York State altered that guidance and now delineates

New York state recently enacted legislation granting employees paid leave in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  Now, both private and public employees are entitled to up to four (4) hours of paid leave per injection.  The New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) recently issued guidance (the “Guidance”) clarifying the parameters of the

Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave

On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S2588A/A3354B) granting public and private employees paid leave in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  The new law, which went into effect immediately, gives employees up to four (4) hours of paid leave per injection.  Therefore, employees who receive a COVID-19 vaccine that