Client Memos

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Earlier this year, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act” or “the Act”), which mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections for private sector employers with respect to airborne infectious diseases. Subsequently, certain “technical changes” were...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… On July 1, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation prohibiting New York public employers from retaliating against public employees for COVID-19-related absences. Pursuant to the new law, public employers are prohibited from dismissing, disciplining or taking other adverse personnel actions against an...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… As expected, the Governor issued an Executive Order[1] rescinding Executive Orders 202 through 202.111 (COVID-19-related suspensions and modifications of law) and 205 through 205.3 (quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in New York) effective Friday, June 25, 2021. The Governor’s formal rescission of Executive...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… Governor Cuomo has announced that he will not extend the declaration of the State Disaster Emergency related to COVID-19 that first became effective March 7, 2020 and expires on June 24, 2021 in accordance with Executive Order 202.109.Although some prior executive orders, on...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… This week, Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order 202.111 discontinuing capacity limits for most indoor gatherings and announced the end of mandatory COVID-19 restrictions for many industries.Executive Order 202.111[1] discontinued capacity limits for residential indoor gatherings (previously, 50 people) and indoor social gatherings at...

KEEPING YOU INFORMED… We are writing to provide you with an update to this morning’s memorandum regarding New York State’s adoption of the CDC guidance pertaining to mask use and social distancing for fully-vaccinated individuals.This afternoon, the State published a new guidance document regarding implementing the...