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CB&D Mourns the Passing of Howard G. Estock

It is with great sadness that the Firm announces the passing of Howard Estock....

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Carla B. Gunther becomes a Partner with the firm

Clifton Budd & DeMaria is pleased to announce that Carla B. Gunter has become a Partner of the firm, effective January 1, 2022....

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New York City Issues Guidance on Mandatory Vaccination in the Workplace

New York City issued extensive guidance on the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene’s December 13, 2021 Order that requires vaccination of employees in the workplace by December 27, 2021....

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New York State Implements Masking Requirements

On December 10, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that masks will be required in all indoor public places owned and operated by businesses and venues....

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CB&D Mourns the Passing of Richard K. Muser

It is with great sadness that the Firm announces the passing of Richard Muser. Rich first joined CB&D over 40 years ago and was a valued colleague and trusted counselor over the decades in the fields of labor and employee benefits law....

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OSHA's Mandatory Vaccine Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission in the workplace. Covered employers must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy by December 5, 2021....

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New York Mandatory Retirement Savings Program

As you may recall, New York State’s Secure Choice Savings Program (the “Program”) was originally enacted as part of the 2018-2019 State Budget process as a voluntary program for employers who did not offer an employee retirement plan so that employees could contribute to their own portable, payroll-deduction Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)....

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New York HERO Act Update

On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Department of Health designated COVID-19 a highly contagious communicable disease preventing serious risk of harm to the public health in New York State....

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Prevailing Wage Amendment

Certain New York City condominiums and cooperatives will soon have an obligation to pay their building service employees the "prevailing wage."...

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New York HERO Act Policies Activated

As you are aware from our insight this summer, the HERO Act required all private sector employers to adopt Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention plans in compliance with the State’s model plan. These plans were required to be distributed by September 5, 2021. ...

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New York Health and Essential Rights Act (the HERO Act)

Over the last seventeen months, people in New York and around the world have adjusted to a “new normal.” The enactment of the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, known as the HERO Act (hereafter “the Act”), codifies many of the requirements currently in effect by Executive Orders issued by Governor Cuomo during the pandemic and as part the New York reopening process....

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New York City's Mandatory Retirement Savings Program for Private Employers

In order to assist New York City employees with saving for retirement, the New York City Council passed a law last week mandating covered private employers to give covered employees over the age of 21 the opportunity to contribute to accounts created by the newly established “Savings Access New York Retirement Program” (hereafter, “the Program”)....

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Now Live! DOL’S ARPA COBRA Premium Assistance Webpage

As a quick update to last week’s client update on the labor, employment and employee benefits provisions and implications of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”)(the recent federal stimulus act), the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration just released their new webpage with resources for employers, advisers, and employees about the COBRA Premium Assistance under ARPA, including FAQs and the model notices....

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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – Labor, Employment and Benefits Implications

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic stimulus package known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) into law. ARPA includes COVID-19 employer and employee relief, COBRA premium subsidies, as well as relief for troubled multiemployer pension plans and funding relief for single-employer pension plans....

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New York Requires Paid Leave for COVID-19 Vaccination

On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed Assembly Bill 3354B, which amends the New York State Labor Law (“NYLL”) to add Section 196-c. The new law requires that all employers provide employees with a “sufficient period of time,” up to four hours of paid leave per injection, to be vaccinated for COVID-19....

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NYS COVID-19 Leave - Expanded Benefits

On January 20, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor issued clarifying guidance concerning the paid sick leave benefits available for employees who are under a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19....

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NYC Updates Its Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law to Align with Statewide Requirements

Following up on the recent changes to New York law that require New York employers of all sizes to provide employees with a certain amount of paid or unpaid sick leave, New York City recently amended its own Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law (“NYC PSSL”)....

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NY Employers Must Post Election Notice & Provide Eligible Employees PTO for Election Day

With Election Day approaching, New York State Election Law requires employers to post a notice at the work place and provide eligible employees with up to two hours of paid time off (“PTO”) on Election Day....

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It May Be Time To Check Your Employee Severance Policy

It was an unusually stressful spring and summer for employers managing their workplaces during the COVID-19 outbreak....

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COVID-19: Union Representation Developments

As businesses continue to face unprecedented challenges during the current pandemic, labor organizations are still active among workforces. While high-profile issues involving major companies hit the news...

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COVID-19 & Related Issues for Employers

A new virus was identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has been spreading around the world. Current thinking from the news and governmental releases, give...

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Clifton Budd & DeMaria Nationally Recognized as Top Law Firm

We are honored to announce that Clifton Budd & DeMaria has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Top Corporate Law Firms. Please click here for the full article...

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Withdrawal Liability Developments

What an exciting summer for those monitoring multiemployer withdrawal liability developments as part of their summer reading. The news and cases below provide some takeaways for employers...

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NLRB Limits Union Organizer Access to Employer Facilities

An ongoing challenge for many employers faced with union issues is the regulation of its private property. For nearly four decades, the NLRB has ruled that non-employee...

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Recent Developments In New York Employment Law

New York State employers should be aware of some significant developments in New York employment law this past legislative session. While some of these developments may not...

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Proposed Prevailing Wage Law Could Affect NYC Condos and Co-ops

Certain New York City condominiums and cooperatives may soon have an obligation to pay their building service employees the "prevailing wage". New York Real Property Tax Law...

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David P. Ofenloch joins the firm as a Partner

We are pleased to announce that David P. Ofenloch, whose practice concentrates on ERISA matters, has joined the firm as a Partner. Working together with Richard Muser...

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#MeToo and New York Employers

Both New York State and New York City recently passed a number of different laws that will expand protections for sexual harassment at work. Below are the...

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Final Regulations Issued On The New York Paid Family Leave Law

On January 1, 2018, the New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) Law will become effective. Eligible employees who take PFL will continue to receive a portion of...

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NEW YORK CITY BANS EMPLOYERS FROM ASKING APPLICANTS ABOUT THEIR SALARY HISTORY

On May 4th, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law that will prohibit employers from asking about a prospective employee’s salary history...

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Nationwide Injunction Blocks New Overtime Rule From Taking Effect; New York State Increases to Salary Threshold Loom

Last week, in an eagerly-awaited ruling, a Texas Federal Court issued a nationwide injunction that stops the Department of Labor’s widely publicized changes to overtime rules from...

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CB&D Named a Top Law Firm

Clifton Budd & DeMaria is honored to announce that U.S. News and World Report has named the Firm to its "Best Law Firms" 2014 National and New York...

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