N.Y. HERO Act Goes Into Effect

The N.Y. Health and Essential Rights Act (the “N.Y. HERO Act”), signed May 5, 2021, will go into effect Augst 5, 2021, by which time NY employers will need to have in place plans for the next highly contagious airborne infectious disease, although the plans themselves will not need to be commenced until the N.Y. State Commissioner of Health designates an airborne infectious deisease as highly contagious. The N.Y. Department of Labor has published industry templates. The plan must be distributed to employees by September 4, 2021. There are also certain employee committees for employers with more than 10 employees to be set up by November 21, 2021.