Employers now have until August 6th to adopt their companies standards to have in place in case another health emergency is announced
No employer is required to put a plan into effect absent such a designation by the Commissioner of Health. Currently there is no designation in effect
However, ABC encourages you to put your own internal team together and have policies and plans in place
The standards go into effect when an airborne infectious disease is designated by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a highly contagious, communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health
“Employee” is define as: any person providing labor or services for remuneration, for a private entity or business within the state, without regard to an individual’s immigration status, and shall include:
Day laborers, and other temporary and seasonal workers
The construction industry shut down for a few months last year during the pandemic — but was quickly deemed essential, allowing paused projects to continue. But in that short time, the sector lost more than 1 million workers. The industry has recouped nearly 80% of its workforce since then, but is still down 238,000 workers from pre-pandemic levels as of June, according to the Labor Department.
The Biden administration released an executive order last Friday on promoting competition in the American economy that continues the president’s efforts to push for passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.