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New York School of Design and Liberal Arts is one of the world’s oldest undergraduate degree-granting institutions. It boasts degrees in Fine Arts, Education, and Theater Design and Production, among other fields. The school is well known for creative innovation, environmental stewardship, and entrepreneurial spirit. It has a long history of attracting creative and influential people, with alumni like filmmaker Spike Lee, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and writer and editor Leslie Jamison.


The FAQ reiterates that the MRTA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on the use of cannabis outside of the workplace and outside of work hours. However, it’s important to note that employees are only protected if they are over the age of 21 since the sale, use, or transportation of cannabis by individuals under the age of 21 is still illegal in New York State. The law does not explicitly require employers to report or fire employees under the age of 21 using cannabis on the job or discipline them in any way, but an employer can take action if they choose to.

Employers are also permitted to take employment action if an employee has “articulable symptoms” of cannabis impairment that impacts their performance on the job. The FAQ does not provide a list of what “articulable symptoms” of cannabis impairment are, instead describing the symptoms as “observable indications” that an employee’s performance has decreased or lessened. However, the FAQ cautions employers that articulable symptoms should not be confused with a disability protected by federal and state law. (Source: cmmllp.com)


As set forth in our previous advisory, many employer obligations under the New York HERO Act were triggered by the New York State Department of Health's designation on September 6, 2021, of COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health in New York State. On September 9, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) issued guidance, a timeline of obligations, and FAQs that detail the obligations employers have under the Act.

Water infiltration into a building envelope can lead to undesirable effects on the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) if not mitigated quickly. Active mold growth, or amplification, can occur between 24 and 48 hours depending on how favorable the conditions are. The evaluation and remediation procedures for mold-affected materials and indoor environments are now governed by the New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) Article 32 of the labor law. (Source: www.colden.com)



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