All healthcare workers in New York State, including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, adult care facilities and other congregate care settings, will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
A new federal minimum wage of $15 per hour applicable to federally regulated employees in the private sector was included in the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1. The new wage rate will take effect on December 29, 2021.
On August 13, 2021, OSHA issued updated guidance to better align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s July 27, 2021 recommendations, given the rising cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant.
On August 16, 2021, NYC’s mayor issued Executive Order No. 225, as well as FAQs, on the Key to NYC Pass, which requires that patrons and employees of certain establishments provide proof of vaccination to enter.
In a recent wrongful dismissal action, the court awarded the employee one month more than it would have otherwise because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on his ability to secure new employment and the degree of uncertainty it caused.