COVID-19 Updates for Employers in New York

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Dec 14, 2020 @ 01:13 PM

New York hopes to have 170,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by December 15. According to Fox, proposed legislation could make the vaccine mandatory in the state.

For now, however, employers must do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19 and Workers’ Comp: The Great Unknown

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Aug 13, 2020 @ 02:28 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the rules for business owners. With so many people out of work or working from home, businesses are facing an entirely new set of uncertainties.

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Should Your Business Require A COVID Waiver?

Posted by John Cofini on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 @ 03:56 PM

As states begin to reopen, the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak hangs heavy over businesses. To mitigate the risk, businesses are focusing on policies and procedures that can prevent the spread of infection. Some are also embracing another approach: COVOD-19 liability waivers.

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Phase 1 Reopening Guidelines for the Construction Industry

Posted by John Cofini on Wed, Jun 10, 2020 @ 12:05 PM

New York City has released Phase 1 reopening guidelines for the construction industry. Click below to view their guidance document.

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Returning to Work After COVID-19: Beware of These Employment Practices Liability Exposures

Posted by John Cofini on Tue, May 19, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

Governors in many states are starting to ease their stay-at-home orders. This means that businesses will be returning to work – but they will not be returning to business as usual. The pandemic is still a threat, and employers must beware of associated employment practices liability exposures.

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Restaurant Risk Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Mon, Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:24 PM

COVID-19 is changing the way restaurants operate. Although some restaurants have closed, others remain open on a pick-up and delivery basis only. This shift, along with other safety issues related to the pandemic, is leading to new risks.

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Coronavirus Risk Management in the New York Construction Industry

Posted by John Cofini on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 @ 07:35 PM

New York has hit the pause button in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. On March 20, Governor Cuomo signed the New York State on PAUSE Executive Order. Under the order, all non-essential business is required to close beginning 8:00 p.m. on March 22. Although some construction is allowed to continue, construction managers must ensure that all necessary precautions are being taken. Otherwise, both the workers and the larger community may be put in danger.

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Tags: construction risk management, coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus risk management