Adjusting to Changes in State and Federal Mask Requirements

May 20, 2021

By: Erin S. Torcello

As a bonus to Bond’s May 18 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, Bond labor and employment attorney Erin S. Torcello recorded a short video about an issue related to new CDC and New York State guidance about mask-wearing.

Specifically, Erin addressed if an employee who has provided proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can be asked to wear something that easily identifies them as protected and exempt from any mask requirement. In short, the answer is yes as long as a workplace has not made it mandatory for employees to not wear masks. 

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • Update from Albany
  • Employers and Masking Rules in New York
  • HERO Act Review and FAQs
  • Mandatory Vaccination Policies and Legal Developments
  • Return-to-Work, Stay Remote, Hybrid Work Arrangements and Post-COVID Employoment Trends

Click here to view the webinar in its entirety or to register for upcoming Tuesday presentations. 

Note: The weekly webinars will continue at least through August 31.