NYS Hero Act: Overview of Employer Requirements Webinar

June 28, 2021

Hosted by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Monday, June 28, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm via Zoom


Maureen T. Bass, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair of the Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Law Practice Group, at Abrams Fensterman, LLP

Sharon P. Stiller, Esq., Partner and Director of the Employment Law Practice Group at Abrams Fensterman, LLP

In a landmark case brought against Amazon, workers alleged that Amazon had a duty to protect them from COVID. In May 2021, New York enacted a first of its kind law called the Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO”) imposing duties on private employers to develop safety standards at work to prevent exposure to airborne infectious diseases. The law also requires employers to permit workplace safety committees. Just this week, federal OSHA announced an emergency temporary standard describing what employers must do to protect health care workers from COVID-19. This seminar will explore how employers can comply with and stay ahead of the ever-increasing rules requiring action by employers, and the risks of not obeying the laws.

This program will provide the following information: -- A brief discussion of litigation against employer for exposure to COVID -- A discussion of employer duties under the HERO Act and how to comply with them -- A timetable for compliance -- Penalties

Register here

Cost: Complimentary to Greater Rochester Chamber members