New York State’s Newly Enacted HERO Act: What attorneys need to know

William J. Anthony
William J. Anthony | Blank Rome LLP

William J. Anthony focuses his labor and employment practice on class, collective, and multi-party actions, including a broad spectrum of federal and state law wage and hour claims. He has successfully defended against actions alleging misclassification of independent contractors, misclassification of employees, “off the clock” work, failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay, and similar claims. He also has defended class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and discrimination statutes. In addition, Will represents organizations in single-plaintiff cases alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and breach of contract.

On-Demand: September 24, 2021

New York State’s Newly Enacted HERO Act: What attorneys need to know
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Program Summary

New York State’s newly enacted HERO Act requires employers to take steps immediately to ensure compliance with the statute. On September 6, 2021, the state designated Covid-19 as an “Airborne Infectious Disease” triggering obligations above and beyond those initially required by the statute. This presentation will cover all steps required by the statute and how employers can practically implement the Act’s requirements into the existing health and safety protocols.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Adoption of a Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan
  • Compliance with Covid-19’s designation as an Airborne Infectious Disease
  • Communicating the Plan to employees in accordance with the Act
  • Establishing a Safety Committee in accordance with the Act

Date / Time: September 24, 2021

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Mountain
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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Speakers

William J. Anthony_Blank Rome LLP_myLawCLEWilliam J. Anthony | Blank Rome LLP

William J. Anthony focuses his labor and employment practice on class, collective, and multi-party actions, including a broad spectrum of federal and state law wage and hour claims. He has successfully defended against actions alleging misclassification of independent contractors, misclassification of employees, “off the clock” work, failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay, and similar claims. He also has defended class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and discrimination statutes. In addition, Will represents organizations in single-plaintiff cases alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and breach of contract.

Will has litigated cases in over fifteen states and has trial experience in Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Montana. His trial experience includes defense of class, collective and single plaintiff actions before juries, judges, and arbitrators. Will has extensive experience advising clients on the full range of employment law issues and provides training on management skills, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour laws. He is a frequent speaker on employment law topics in front of a broad range of live and remote audiences.

Agenda

I. Overview of HERO Act | 12:00pm – 12:10pm
II. Steps to take to Ensure Compliance | 12:10pm – 12:20pm
III. Safety Committees | 12:20pm – 12:30pm
IV. Publication of Plan | 12:30pm – 12:40pm
V. Resources Available to ensure compliance | 12:40pm – 1:00pm