BNP Advocacy Insider – July 2021
July 8, 2021
Hero Act Standards Released
New York State Department of Labor published its Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention standards as mandated by the NY HERO Act. All industry-specific standards can be found on our website.
The BNP recently hosted a webinar called “What Employers Need to Know About the NY HERO Act,” featuring expert advice from Barclay Damon. The presentation can be viewed here, and the slides are available here. Stay tuned for upcoming events the BNP will host to help you understand and implement these standards.
BNP Earns Numerous Advocacy Wins in 2021 Session
The NYS Legislature recently concluded its 2021 Legislative Session. The BNP was proud of its efforts to support legislation that would strengthen our regional economy and oppose legislation that would harm it. To learn about the many proposals on which the BNP took an active advocacy role, visit our blog.
Congressional Infrastructure Debate Rages On
After months of debate and a press conference in which President Biden and a bipartisan coalition of Senators announced a deal, Congress is still far from a final agreement on a federal infrastructure package. There is broad support for physical infrastructure investments, but other social investments have become a sticking point.
For a full explanation of where negotiations stand and what the final package may include, visit our blog here.
2.9.22 COVID-19 Bulletin: Hochul Ends Mask Mandate; Poloncarz Will Follow Suit
Today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced she will NOT be renewing the state’s mask mandate, so the mandate will expire tomorrow.
1.28.22 COVID-19 Bulletin: Hochul Extends Mask Mandate
Today, Gov. Kathy Hochul extended the state’s mask mandate for indoor public places through February 10th. The mandate was previously set to expire on Tuesday.
1.13.22 COVID-19 Bulletin: SCOTUS Blocks Vax-or-Test Rule
This afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked OSHA’s emergency rule that required employees at workplaces of 100 or more to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test weekly.
1.7.22 COVID Bulletin: The Latest on Vax Mandates – OSHA Rule to be Enforced Monday
OSHA is set to begin enforcement of its Vax-or-Test Mandate for organizations with 100+ employees on Monday. After months of litigation, the latest U.S. Circuit Court decision upheld the mandate.