Recent Publications - Tamika N. Hardy
December 20, 2021 |
On December 15, New York City issued clarifications to its prior vaccine mandate and those clarifications can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-vaccine-workplace-requirement.page.
As we advised in our prior bulletin, the New York City Commissioner of Health previously ordered that, commencing December 27, 2021, workers must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine toRead More
December 9, 2021 |
The New York City Council just passed a new COVID vaccination bill requiring paid leave for parents per child per injection. Additionally, businesses and employees in New York City are subject to new vaccine mandates effective December 27, 2021, based on a recent announcement by outgoing Mayor de Blasio.
The new bill requires New YorkRead More
November 18, 2021 | |
In October 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed into law four new pieces of legislation affecting employees and employers in New York State.
First, on October 28, 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed into law new legislation amending New York’s existing Whistleblower Law, NY Labor Law § 740: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-signs-legislation-protecting-employees-retaliation.
These new amendments, which take effect JanuaryRead More
April 21, 2021 | |
New York and New Jersey recently legalized recreational marijuana within less than 6 weeks of each other. While both acts prohibit employers from taking action against employees at least 21 years old who use marijuana recreationally and restrict employers from denying these employees’ employment rights and privileges based solely on marijuana use, it begs theRead More
June 16, 2020 |
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 15, 2020, that the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects homosexual and transgender workers. In a 6 to 3 decision with Justice Neil M. Gorsuch writing for the majority, the Court interpreted the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibitionRead More
April 17, 2020 |
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on workplace laws during the COVID-19 outbreak. The guidance, updated on April 17, 2020, assists employers with navigating pandemic-related issues. In a question-and-answer format, the EEOC clarifies topics such as the confidentiality of medical information, inquiries about employee symptoms and providing reasonable accommodations.
March 31, 2020 |
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) will take effect on April 1, 2020, and will require all private employers with 499 or fewer employees to provide paid sick leave and emergency family leave to qualified employees. The FFCRA will apply to a broader set of individuals than New York’s paid sick leave law passedRead More
March 27, 2020 |
As we have previously reported, on March 18, 2020 President Donald J. Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA provides for two leave requirements arising in different portions of the Act:
- The right to Public Health Emergency Leave, which amends the existing statutory text of the Family and Medical Leave
March 20, 2020 |
Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.8 directing all non-essential businesses statewide to reduce in-office staff by 100% until further notice. This includes bars and restaurants that have been directed to close its’ doors and operate on a limited take-out only basis.
The closures and 100% reduction of in-office staff is part of Governor Cuomo’s 10-pointRead More
March 19, 2020 |
President Trump on March 18, 2020, signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (COVID-19 Bill) to provide emergency relief to businesses and employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Bill will become effective no later than 15 days from March 18, 2020 (or on April 2, 2020). Businesses with fewer than 500 employeesRead More
March 19, 2020 |
In response to the growing concerns over the coronavirus, (COVID-19) Governor Cuomo issued a temporary mandatory work-force reduction plan (Executive Order) and signed a COVID-19 relief bill (COVID-19 Bill).
COVID-19 Executive Order
The Executive Order mandates that all non-essential businesses implement work from home policies and reduce in-office staff by 50%. In fact, as weRead More
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