On December 22, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) issued long-awaited proposed rules regarding the establishment and administration of workplace safety committees under the New York State Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”).

Sidenote and a helpful timeline:

The HERO Act contains various employer obligations that were enacted to protect private

On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an Order that dissolved the stay issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”).  As we previously reported, the ETS requires all employers with a

On December 15, 2021, New York City issued guidance regarding the private employer COVID-19 vaccine mandate that will become effective on December 27, 2021 (the “Guidance”). As we previously reported, Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted a mandate that requires workers in New York City who go to work in-person or interact with the public

On December 10, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced (the “Announcement”) that, effective December 13, 2021, masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues require: (1) anyone twelve (12) years of age or older to show proof of “full vaccination” against COVID-19 and (2) children

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a significant expansion to his “Key to NYC” program on Monday, December 6, 2021.  Previously, the Key to NYC program required people 12 and older to show proof of at least one vaccine dose in order to enter restaurants, gyms, and entertainment venues.  Now, beginning December 27, 2021, private employers