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PN Labor Alert - Important Reminder for Employers - Compliance Deadline for NY HERO Act is August 5, 2021
NYS DOL has provided guidance to employers on the immediate requirements for compliance with the NY HERO Act, as previously covered in our last alert. By August 5, 2021, employers must have adopted airborne infectious disease exposure plans. Employers face a $50 per day penalty in place for failure timely to adopt a plan. Employers can create a plan following NYSDOL standards or use a Model Plan created by the NYSDOL.
The New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act05/09/2021
On May 5, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act), which is intended to protect workers from airborne infectious diseases in the workplace. The law will require employers to comply with minimum standards for workplace safety, which are to be developed, implemented and enforced by the NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL) and the New York Department of Health (NYSDOH). These standards, once implemented, will address testing, PPE, social distancing, hand hygiene, disinfection, and engineering controls.
PN Legal Alert: New York Guaranteed Sick Leave Goes Into Effect September 30, 2020
New York State has joined New York City and Westchester County in mandating that employers provide guaranteed sick leave to employees. The New York State Sick Leave Law (the “NYSSLL”) was passed earlier this year and goes into effect on September 30, 2020. For existing employees, the leave begins to accrue on September 30 and employees may begin using sick leave under the NYSSLL on January 1, 2021. The NYSSLL guarantees all individuals employed within New York State (full-time and part-time) sick leave each calendar year based on eligibility and employer status.