In an interview with Bloomberg Law, Goldberg Segalla’s Christopher P. Maugans discusses how New York’s HERO Act sets a permanent standard mandating that all employers have a plan in place for any future outbreaks of airborne infectious diseases.
In the article, Chris, a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor group based in Buffalo, talks about how employers can expect to see enforcement of the law take place. The law requires that businesses have 30 days to resolve the issue once a worker raises concerns regarding implementation of the plan. Chris expects most issues will be worked out within those 30 days rather than going to state court.
“Unlike federal OSHA’s enforcement practices, the New York law gives employees the right to sue an employer that doesn’t implement a plan.”
“N.Y. First to Mandate All Employers Set Infectious Disease Plans,” Bloomberg Law, July 1, 2021
Christopher P. Maugans concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and matters involving employment and labor law. With a focus on serving both public- and private-sector clients, Chris handles matters involving discrimination claims, improper-practice charges, employee grievance arbitrations, General Municipal Law 207-c proceedings, and New York Education Law 3020-a hearings, as well as proceedings under Article 75 and Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR).