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What New York Employers Need to Know About OSHA’s Updated COVID-19 Guidelines
Author: Thomas H. Herndon, Jr.Date: September 13, 2021
The delta variant and resulting spike in COVID-19 cases is forcing many New York businesses to alter their COVID-19 protocols. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also changed its mask guidance, now recommending that even fully-vaccinated people mask in “public indoor settings” in areas of high and substantial COVID-19 transmission. For employers, the rapidly evolving situation is understandably leading to uncertainty regarding health and safety protocols for the workplace.
On August 13, 2021, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its updated COVID-19 guidance to account for the CDC guidance change regarding masks. According to OSHA, the updates are intended to help employers protect workers who are unvaccinated (including people who are not fully vaccinated) or otherwise at-risk, including if they are immunocompromised. The new guidance also implements new guidance involving workers who are fully vaccinated but located in areas of substantial or high community transmission.
Will Co-Working Spaces Replace the Traditional Office?
The transition to remote and hybrid work models is forcing many businesses to rethink their use of office space... Even...
NJ Supreme Court Rules Adverse Employment Action Not Required for LAD Claim
An adverse employment action isn't necessary to support a failure-to-accommodate claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD)... An...
Can NJ Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees to Return to Work?
While return to work plans involve a number of important considerations, one of the most significant (and controversial) is whether...
Appellate Division Relies on Hager to Uphold Reimbursement of Medical Cannabis
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently upheld a worker's compensation court decision ordering Pepsi Bottling Group to reimburse a one-time...
Where Should Employers “Post” Required Notices for Remote Workers?
February 18, 2021
The shifting nature of the “workplace” requires employers to rethink many of their compliance obligations... New York and New Jersey...
EEOC Publishes Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination
December 24, 2020
As COVID-19 vaccination finally becomes a reality, employers are starting to consider workplace policies and programs for their employees... As...
Will Public Companies Soon be Required to Increase Board Diversity?
December 16, 2020
The diversity of a company’s board of directors continues to face increased scrutiny, with Nasdaq, Inc. proposing a new rule...
Guidance on New York’s Paid Sick Leave Law – Key Takeaways for Employers
November 6, 2020
Employees must now begin accruing paid sick leave benefits and may begin taking leave on January 1, 2021... New York...
Managing Mass Layoffs During the Pandemic – Tips for Doing It Right
October 30, 2020
As businesses work to overcome the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, workforce reductions can help significantly reduce costs... As...