New York State Passes New Regulation to Control the Spread of Airborne Infectious Disease 

Written by Marc Roberts


On May 5, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“NY HERO ACT”) into law. The NY HERO ACT adds two new sections to the New York Labor Law... Section 218-b, which requires employers to establish prevention plans for airborne infectious diseases, and Section 27-d, which requires employers to allow employees to form “workplace safety committees."

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