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On September 6, Governor Hochul announced that the New York Commissioner of Health has designated COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health. This new designation means that New York employers must now activate their...

Don’t Forget! CT Minimum Wage Increased Again August 1, 2021 On May 28, 2019, Governor Lamont signed into law Public Act 19-4: An Act Increasing the Minimum Fair Wage. This Act provides, in part, for the gradual increase of the State’s minimum wage over five years...

The New Laws For the second time in two years, New Jersey has enacted several laws that have substantially increased the risks and financial penalties for companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors or violate numerous state wage, benefit, and tax laws. Among other things, one...

OSHA Issues Mandatory COVID-19 “Emergency Temporary Standard” for Healthcare Employers and Updates Advisory Guidance Applicable to Other Employers Immediate Action Required by Employers Providing Healthcare Services On June 10, 2021, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) released: An advance copy of its new, mandatory COVID-19 “Emergency Temporary Standard” to...

NY HERO Act Requires New Safety Protocols for NY Employers to Help Prevent the Spread of Airborne Diseases On May 5, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“NY HERO Act” or the “Act”) requiring the New York Department of Labor (“NY...

Reed Smith has been volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership for over 20 years, during which time nearly 70 attorneys from both their New York and New Jersey offices have provided critical legal assistance to our nonprofit clients. Last year alone, Reed Smith attorneys worked on...

Lisa Peterson began volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership shortly after she retired as Deputy Counsel of Hunter College in 2018. In a short time, Lisa has already assisted on six unique legal matters, helping several New York-based clients with critical missions like curing childhood cancer. Lisa's...