As the Delta variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads across the country and offices continue to reopen with the close of summer, questions around mandatory vaccination policies are on the rise.  On the heels of federal and local public employers enacting workplace vaccination policies, many private employers are now deciding to enact mandatory vaccination policies or

On August 16, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio executed Emergency Executive Order 225 (“EO 225”) effectuating the recently announced “Key to NYC” vaccination requirement for indoor entertainment, recreation, dining, and fitness establishments.  On that same day, New York City issued a summary of the new law and Frequently Asked Questions concerning the requirements as well.

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

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