The COVID-19 pandemic (commonly referred to as the “Coronavirus”) has disrupted economic life. In an example of a response to the reality of social-distancing and closures, Governor Cuomo, by Executive Order No. 202.7 (“the Order”), will allow notarial acts required under New York State law to be performed using audio-video technology (while not mentioned in the Order, presumably, Skype, Zoom or other similar technology).
New York Temporarily Allows Remote Witnessing of Wills and Other Documents in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.”
Now that the new year is in full swing, it is a good time for employers to evaluate their sexual harassment prevention training initiatives.
The New York Labor Law now bans discrimination based on an employee’s “reproductive health decision making.” You may recall that in May of 2019, New York City prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of an employee’s “sexual and reproductive health decisions.” The new state law goes even further to extend the protected class status statewide and also adds additional requirements described below.
When the New York State anti-sexual harassment training and policy requirements went into effect in 2018, many companies adopted the state’s model sexual harassment prevention policy.