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NEW YORK’S LATEST COVID-19 MASK MANDATE

Recently, on December 10, 2021, New York State's Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new mask requirement to wear masks in all indoor public places unless such businesses or venues implement a mandatory vaccine requirement as a prerequisite. This new requirement went...

New Employment Law Changes for 2022

New York State recently updated several employment related laws that will impact almost everyone. Below is just a snapshot of some of the recent changes for the year 2022. Notice Requirement for Employee Electronic Monitoring Employees are now entitled to some...

Religious Accommodation for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Many employers are now issuing a mandatory policy for employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to further protect the workplace and others from spreading the virus.  As a result, many employees are objecting to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine under Title VII as a...

Is Working from Home a Reasonable Accommodation?

The short answer to the whether COVID-19 high-risk employees may continue to work from home as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) depends on whether the essential functions of the job can be performed at home. More employees...

Negotiating a Commercial Lease After Covid-19

It is more important now than ever, to properly negotiate a commercial lease for protection when such unforeseen events such as the Covid-19 pandemic occur.  The Covid-19 pandemic created much financial hardship for business owners everywhere who could not conduct...

Legal Issues to Avoid When Employees Work from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the workplace worldwide when employers were faced with how to keep the lights on if employees were not allowed to physically be in the office. Employees who “work from home” or “work remotely” became the new normal. Now that the pandemic...

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