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

As we recently blogged, New York recently enacted the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”), which imposes new health and safety standards and obligations on employers throughout the State.  On June 11, 2021, the Governor amended the HERO Act to clarify certain obligations and deadlines (the “Amendment”).

As required by the