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 September 23, 2021, New York State issued Information and FAQs (the “FAQs”)[1] regarding the New York State Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”), as well as updated model workplace exposure prevention plans.  As we previously reported, the New York Commissioner of Health designated COVID-19 as a covered “highly contagious communicable disease”

On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York Commissioner of Health designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents serious risk of harm to the public health” under the New York State Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”).  This designation will remain in effect until further notice is