mondaq.com 18 Jan, 2022 13:15 am

Policy Matters Newsletter

A New Year Brings New Hope, And A Little Vaccine Clarity. Below is a brief discussion of where the various vaccine mandates stand in the courts.

As we noted here, since August, San Francisco has required proof of COVID-19 vaccination for gyms and bars; New York City requires proof of at least one vaccine shot for indoor dining and other indoor activities; and Los Angeles has also passed an ordinance requiring businesses to prevent patrons from entering many indoor areas unless the individuals show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, along with their photo ID.Seyfarth continues to provide updates on the most important recent changes to New York employment law.As just one example, Seyfarth recently reported that an amendment to New York City's Earned Safe and Sick Time Act went into effect that provides employees with paid time off in connection with vaccinating their children for COVID-19.New York has also adopted the CDC's most recent quarantine changes.

Additionally, right before we all sang Auld Lang Syne a couple weeks ago, Seyfarth reported that the New York State Department of Labor released proposed regulations to govern Section 2 of the NY HERO Act, which requires employers to permit employees to form workplace safety committees and raise workplace safety and health concerns to employers.For more on the changes to New York employment law in 2021 and what to expect going forward in 2022, check out Seyfarth's webinar entitled New York Employment Law Update: Review of 2021 and Outlook for 2022, which was held on Thursday, January 13, 2022; the recording is available here.

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