Deadline for NY Employers: Workplace Safety Plan Due October 6, 2021

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On September 6, 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul designated COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health” under the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act. This designation means that all New York employers must activate the workplace safety plans that they developed under the HERO Act standards. The workplace safety plan can be based on the model plan jointly developed by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Labor. Employers can also develop their own plans, subject to certain minimum requirements.

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Abigail M. KaganAbigail M. Kagan
Abigail M. Kagan focuses her practice on employment law, with particular experience in conducting transactional due diligence, defending single-plaintiff, class and collective actions, second-chairing labor negotiations, and drafting personnel policies and other employment documents. She has advised clients on EEO concerns, the gig economy, data privacy, leaves of absence, reductions in force, wage and hour audits, unemployment insurance, short-term disability, restrictive covenants, and NLRA application to non-union members. Read Abigail Kagan's full bio.


Christina S. DumitrescuChristina S. Dumitrescu
Christina S. Dumitrescu focuses her practice on labor and employment matters. She represents clients in matters involving theft of trade secrets, breach of contract and fiduciary duty, claims of violation of noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants, claims of discrimination and retaliation. Christina has experience in matters including violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, ERISA, whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts, and Defend Trade Secrets Act. She also counsels clients on various employment law-related issues, including compliance with federal, state and local anti-discrimination and harassment laws, reductions in force, and drafts employee handbooks. Read Christina Dumitrescu's full bio.


Michelle S. StrowhiroMichelle S. Strowhiro
Michelle S. Strowhiro is an employment advisor and litigator. She provides trusted counsel to US and international companies on all aspects of employment law compliance. Michelle partners with clients to establish and maintain their strong and lawful employment policies and practices; manage their employee relationships from hire to termination; conduct workplace investigations; administer leaves and other workplace accommodations; and resolve disputes. She provides manager and employee trainings on management and sexual harassment. She regularly prepares and negotiates agreements, and advises companies on employment law issues for mergers and acquisitions. Michelle works with clients in the technology, fashion, food and restaurant, health care, sports, media and entertainment industries. Read Michelle Strowhiro's full bio.


Lindsay DitlowLindsay Ditlow
Lindsay Ditlow is experienced in all aspects of employment law, including litigation, counselling, and corporate transactions. As a trial lawyer, Lindsay has successfully represented numerous clients in employment litigations, including cases involving claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and state leave laws, the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine, state discrimination and retaliation statutes, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and state wage and hour laws. Read Lindsay Ditlow's full bio.

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