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Hochul Activates NY HERO Act: What Should Employers Do Now?

By: Yale Pollack, Esq. email

Posted: September 13th, 2021

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This month, Governor Hochul announced that the Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that […]

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What Employers Need to Know About the New Federal Vaccine Mandate

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq. email

Posted: September 13th, 2021

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On September 9, President Biden announced his six-part plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant. Among these six […]

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What Employers Need to Know about HERO Act Obligations

By: Yale Pollack, Esq. email

Posted: July 15th, 2021

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As the pandemic continues on, New Yorkers may not be surprised to learn that a new law has been passed […]

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EEOC Says Employers Can Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine

By: Yale Pollack, Esq. email

Posted: June 11th, 2021

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As of this writing, more than 300 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the United States, vaccinating about half […]

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Biden Administration Rescinds Trump Era Independent Contractor Rule

By: Katherine Cutrone, Esq. email

Posted: May 14th, 2021

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Whether a worker is classified as an employee or independent contractor is not just legal jargon: the distinction has real […]

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What Does Legalization of Marijuana in New York Mean for Employees & Employers?

By: Vincent Costa, Esq. email, Yale Pollack, Esq. email

Posted: April 12th, 2021

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With the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York State, employers and employees alike might be wondering to what extent […]

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To Post or Not to Post? Social Media and the Workplace

By: Vincent Costa, Esq. email, Yale Pollack, Esq. email

Posted: March 22nd, 2021

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Many people believe that the First Amendment grants them the right of unrestricted free speech, including on social media. But […]

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New York State Passes Legislation Granting Employees Time Off to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

By: Arthur Yermash, Esq. email

Posted: March 15th, 2021

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Pursuant to new legislation signed into law on March 12, New York employees are now entitled to paid time off […]

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New York State Guidance on COVID-19 Sick Leave Pay

By: Yale Pollack, Esq. email

Posted: February 11th, 2021

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Ten months ago, in March 2020, NYS enacted legislation authorizing sick leave for employees subject to a mandatory or precautionary […]

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