Plans to Protect the Workplace Against Contagious Disease
The New York State legislature passed the NY Hero Act to provide protection against infectious disease through worksite plans. Employers must adopt their plans by August 5, 2021. While you must adopt a plan by this deadline, it does not have to go into effect yet.read more
Keeping Clients Apprised of New Employment Laws.
Several NYC fast food employment laws that the New York legislature passed go into effect on July 4, 2021.
Religious Freedom Rights Entwined with Pregnancy Discrimination.
Pregnancy discrimination or religious freedom is an issue that courts often face. A particular lawsuit related to this issue is a case where a Catholic school fired an art teacher based on her pregnancy out of wedlock.
The Fine Line Employers Must Walk When Hiring and Firing
National origin anti-discrimination practices come into play when an employer is hiring job applicants. While employers cannot hire undocumented immigrants, they also must not discriminate based on national origin.
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
Pandemic Alcohol Delivery and Carryout Rules for Restaurants Ended June 24, 2021
Takeout alcohol existed in New York and many other states during the pandemic. Restaurants were struggling to survive the lockdown, and allowing takeout cocktails was one way to help keep the industry afloat.
Patrons and restaurant owners alike welcomed the provision. At the time, mandatory lockdowns had prohibited indoor dining. In fact, only carryout and delivery were occurring.