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New York State Ends Designation of COVID-19 as a Serious Airborne Infectious Disease Under the NY HERO Act

USA - March 23 2022 On March 17, 2022, New York State ended the designation of COVID-19 as an airborne infectious disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the…

Federal Government Ends Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Claims

USA - March 3 2022 (“Act”). The Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act to provide that at the election of a person alleging conduct that constitutes sexual assault or…

New York State Department of Labor Issues Whistleblower Law Notice

USA - February 18 2022 We recently reported in “New York State Expands Workplace Whistleblower Protections,” that Section 740 of the New York Labor Law was amended…

New York State Employers Freed From Mask Mandate

USA - February 15 2022 On February 10, 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul lifted the statewide indoor mask-or-vaccine mandate that had been in effect since December…

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccinate-or-Test Rule

USA - January 19 2022 On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Vaccination…