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Free COVID-19 Home Tests

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Free at-home COVID-19 tests are now available for the asking. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has an easy-to-use website for ordering, which requires name and address only. You may choose to add your email a…

What Your Employees Need to Know About Masks

Lisa Coppola has an Employment Tip on what your employees need to know about masks. New York State Governor Hochul announced on January 1, 2022, that she is extending her executive order until February 1, 2022 that require…

Hr Alert: How Long Do My Employees Need to Isolate and Quarantine Now?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind, it seems. And the answer is:  It depends (how’s that for a lawyerly answer?). In general, the period to isolate and quarantine has been reduced from 10 days to 5 days…

HR Alert: HERO Act Workplace Safety Committee Proposed Regulations

If you’re an employer subject to the New York HERO Act (and if you’re a private employer in New York State, you probably are), you should start preparing to comply with the Department of Labor’s newly-released …

Mask Mandate Extended in New York State

Governor Hochul announced today, January 1, 2022, that she is extending her executive order until February 1, 2022 that requires customers and visitors to wear a mask or be vaccinated to enter indoor public places. To dete…

Remote Notarization is Back for Good!

On December 22, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law which will allow licensed notaries to perform notarial acts through a completely electronic format. What Does Completely Electronic Notarization M…

HR Alert: COVID-19 Disability Info

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today. It added information to clarify when COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Ac…

Statewide Mask Mandate Announced

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she has reinstated a statewide mask mandate. The mandate becomes effective on Monday, December 13, 2021 and requires masks to be worn in all indoor public places. If a business…

HR Alert: Stop or Go on OSHA’s Vax or Test Mandate

We hear it day after day; what’s a large employer (100+ employees) to do? There was all this hype around the federal government’s vaccinate or test [weekly] mandate, and then a federal appeals court stayed the …

HR Alert: One Step Closer to the Vaccine Mandate

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, as part of the regulatory review process, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) submitted the initial text of the federal government’s vaccine mandate to the Office of…
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