Tuesday, July 6, 2021

New York HERO Act: Important Updates to Workplace COVID-19 Rules


New York State’s Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) was passed to prevent occupational exposure to airborne infectious diseases. The NY HERO Act, covering all private employers in the state, was signed into law on May 5, 2021 and amended on June 11, 2021. 

Employer Requirements:

  • Establish an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan that equals or exceeds the minimum standards in the model standard
  • Post the plan in a visible and prominent location in the workplace and make it available to employees
  • Permit employees to establish and administer a joint labor-management workplace safety committee
For more information on the New York State’s Health and Essential Rights Act, read this Compliance Bulletin and contact HANYS Benefit Services by email or by calling (800) 388-1963.

This Compliance Bulletin is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice. ©2021 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

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