Blog Post
04/23/2021
By Jason Tremblay and Lauren F. Schoeberl

On April 21, 2021, President Biden announced that new tax credits are available to small businesses under the American Rescue Plan to incentivize vaccinations and to promote employee health around the country.

Blog Post
04/16/2021
By Alexander Reich and Jason Tremblay

On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Employee Background Fairness Act, which bans the use of criminal convictions in employment actions in Illinois, with limited exceptions.

Blog Post
04/15/2021
By Erik P. Pramschufer and Ruth A. Rauls

On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Cannabis/Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “Act”), which provides a framework for the state-sanctioned sale and use of cannabis for adult-use purposes (commonly referred to as “recreational use”). Included in the Act are provisions that provide employment protections for cannabis users. These provisions are effective now. Accordingly, employers should be aware of the Act’s new requirements to ensure compliance. New York joins several other states that have authorized adult use cannabis.    

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