HHS Opens Up Additional $25.5 Billion In Funding To Healthcare Providers Affected By COVID-19

September 13, 2021

  On September 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced a Phase 4 General Distribution of Provider Relief Funds as well as additional resources for the American Rescue Plan.  Eligible providers can begin applying on September 29th. Provider Relief Funds (PRF) are grants to healthcare providers and do not need …

New York Amends HERO Act Requiring Employers To Implement Infectious Disease Prevention Plan

September 10, 2021

  On May 5, 2021, the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”) was signed into law.  The HERO Act mandates that workplaces adopt measures to protect employees during airborne infectious disease outbreaks.  The Act requires employers to adopt an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan (the “Plan”).  All employers are required to …

COVID Health Care Worker Mandates: New York, New Jersey And Connecticut

August 19, 2021

  As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have mandated that certain health care workers be vaccinated against COVID-19. New York By Order dated August 18, 2021, the New York State Commissioner of Health is requiring that healthcare workers in general hospitals (e., hospitals that provide inpatient …

New Disclosure Requirement For NY Residential Health Care Facilities

August 13, 2021

  Effective October 1, 2021, residential health care facilities in New York will be required to provide potential residents and their families with a separate document, in no less than twelve point font, as part of their admission packet that includes the following information: how to look up complaints, citations, inspections, enforcement actions, and penalties …

How Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Affects Workplaces in NY, NJ, and CT

July 22, 2021

  As NY, NJ, and CT have legalized recreational marijuana, our firm has formally launched its Cannabis Law Practice Group to help our clients navigate the rapidly evolving cannabis laws and regulations. Each state’s law creates protections for employees who legally use recreational marijuana and prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions for legal cannabis …