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New York State’s COVID-19 vaccination roll-out plan has reached the level where school personnel are now eligible to receive the vaccine. The availability of the vaccine has raised a number of questions for our clients, which we wish to address herein. Q1: Can a school district mandate that employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination? Yes, with [...]
On October 31, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced new guidelines for out-of-state travelers coming to New York, effective as of Wednesday, November 4.  These new guidelines replace the previous quarantine prescribed for travelers from states with a high rate of COVID-19[1] and will apply to all out of state travelers to New York from any state, [...]
The United States is in the midst of transitioning to the newest generation of wireless broadband technology known as 5G, which requires the installation of small cell wireless facilities. State and local governments across the United States have adopted various regulations to control the development of small cell infrastructure. In response, in 2018 the Federal [...]
From time to time, Keane & Beane, P.C. issues Legal Alerts pertaining to new legislation or recent cases of interest. The State Archives is revising and consolidating its local government records retention and disposition schedule into a single comprehensive schedule for all types of governments. The new schedule was released on August 1, 2020. Local [...]
From time to time, Keane & Beane, P.C., issues Legal Alerts pertaining to new legislation or recent cases of interest. New York’s legislature enacted, and Governor Cuomo signed, a bill creating Labor Law §27-c, amending Labor Law §27-1 and adding a new provision to Education Law §2801-a.  Labor Law §27-c requires public employers to develop [...]
From time to time, Keane & Beane, P.C., issues Legal Alerts pertaining to developing legal issues of interest to our clients. On August 27, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) updated its guidance to address an employee’s entitlement to take leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) in situations where the [...]
From time to time, Keane & Beane, P.C., issues Legal Alerts pertaining to new legislation or recent cases of interest. On August 3, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (“District Court”) rendered its Decision in State of New York v. United States Department of Labor, et al., vacating [...]
During the pandemic, New York State has been presented with a variety of issues and has implemented creative, well thought out solutions. The recent enactment of Chapter 111 of the Laws of 2020 authorizing local governments to extend building permits, zoning board approvals and planning board approvals for 120 days is not one of them [...]
From time to time, Keane & Beane, P.C., issues Legal Alerts pertaining to new legislation or recent cases of interest. Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed various pieces of legislation in furtherance of police reform. I. Repeal of Civil Rights Law § 50-a & Related Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)  Amendments New York Civil Rights Law [...]
On June 12, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued issued Executive Order 203 (EO 203) directing local police agencies, including the NYPD, to develop a reform plan to “eliminate racial inequities in policing, to modify and modernize policing strategies, policies, and procedures, and practices, and to develop practices to better address the particular needs of communities of [...]
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