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

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

With the continued spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as the “Coronavirus,” employers and employees alike are becoming increasingly concerned about workplace health and safety.  If they have not done so already, employers should begin proactively considering safety measures to help prevent an outbreak in the workplace, while also being mindful of the potential legal