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The New York State HERO Act, Employee Rights, and You

on May 20, 2021 7:00:00 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Employees Human resources New York Law
The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (or NY HERO Act as it is colloquially known) has finally been signed into law after a time-consuming series of revisions. The act aims to improve the legal right to a safe workplace, where previously infectious diseases fell through the legal cracks. It is also meant to help stem the spread of diseases like COVID-19, and give employees a powerful voice in the safety protocol at their worksites. 
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New York is Reopening: Here’s What to Expect

on May 19, 2021 10:42:09 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | New York Law
Thirteen months ago, New York became an international red zone. Positive rates of COVID-19 infection were so high that the state’s healthcare system threatened to buckle under the sheer demand. But after over a year in lockdown (in collaboration with the New Jersey state government), mandatory closures of non-essential businesses, and heavy social distancing guidelines, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. 
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Legal Marijuana from an HR Standpoint

on May 4, 2021 12:25:13 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Labor law Human resources Human Capital Management New York Law
Things are about to change for a lot of HR departments across the state of New York. Gone are the days when THC on a drug test could result in expulsion from the workplace. In March, New York became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marijuana Taxation and Regulation Act (MRTA). The new multi-billion dollar New York market is expected to be one of the largest in the U.S., according to Forbes. 
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New York Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

on Apr 25, 2021 8:39:27 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | New York Law
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New York Enacts Vaccination Leave Requirement

on Mar 16, 2021 3:48:48 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | COVID-19 New York Law
New York now requires employers of all sizes to provide paid leave to employees who are getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The law took effect immediately and applies through December 31, 2022.
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