November 24, 2020
The Alliance had the honor of hosting Andrew W. Singer, Esq. and Andrew P. Yacyshyn, Esq of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP earlier this month to discuss: Legal Implications working in the COVID ERA.
As fear of a second wave grows with the increase in reported COVID cases, what does this mean for the workplace in a COVID era? Despite best efforts to maintain a healthy and a productive workplace, employers are encountering various employment and HR issues related to the pandemic. In this program, Andrew Singer, co-managing partner and chair of Tannenbaum Helpern’s Employment Law practice, and Andrew P. Yacyshyn, Esq addressed:
Implement business reopening safety plan
Conduct daily health screening of employees and visitors before entering the office by asking the following questions:
Read and affirm (electronically) the detailed reopening guidelines
Andrew and Andrew also provided a very important reminder, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work arrangements, employers must still conduct annual anti-harassment training for their employees, which is required under both NYS and NYC law. Employers have until the end of the calendar year (December 31, 2020) to complete the training for 2020.
For the full presentation and additional information, download their presentation here: Complying with COVID-19-Related Employment Obligations
Thank you Andrew and Andrew for your knowledge and insight on this relevant topic! If you are looking for legal advice for your company, please reach out to Andrew Yacyshyn at Yacyshyn@thsh.com for more information.