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Consumer alert issued for pricing of at-home COVID-19 testing products

New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert Tuesday to New Yorkers concerning potential price gouging of over-the-counter COVID-19 testing products for at-home use, as well as other in-demand essential products.    The state office has received complaints of COVID-19 testing ...

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Whistleblowers to play key role in enforcing vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON — To enforce President Joe Biden’s forthcoming COVID-19 mandate, the U.S. Labor Department is going to need a lot of help. Its Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t have nearly enough workplace safety inspectors to do the job. So ...

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Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

NEW YORK — Mask rules, vaccination mandates and business shutdowns have all landed in the courts during the COVID-19 outbreak, confronting judges with questions of science and government authority. Now they are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the ...

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Real Estate Law: Eviction moratorium, rental assistance programs settle in for extended stay

New York’s eviction moratorium and rental assistance programs, created in the early days of the pandemic to combat the health and economic consequences that accompany evictions, homelessness, and unpaid rent, will be sticking around a bit longer, but not without ...

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Advocate’s View: Updated status of evictions in New York State

Last September, The Daily Record published my Advocate’s View article entitled “Navigating the Status of Evictions in New York State.” There have been several changes over the past year. Just last month, the Supreme Court issued a decision enjoining part ...

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Is COVID-19 surcharge for unvaccinated workers looming?

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread, some employers are growing frustrated over vaccination rates, labor employment lawyers say.  Companies fear employees that are still hesitant or opposed to vaccination not only create workplace safety concerns, but also ...

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New York lawmakers vote to extend eviction moratorium

ALBANY — The Democratic-led Legislature voted Wednesday to extend an eviction and foreclosure moratorium for commercial and residential tenants who fell behind on their rent because of hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, had called ...

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Mask debate moves from school boards to courtrooms

WASHINGTON — The rancorous debate over whether returning students should wear masks in the classroom has moved from school boards to courtrooms. In at least 14 states, lawsuits have been filed either for or against masks in schools. In some ...

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Advocate’s View: The shifting rules on virtual meetings in (post) pandemic times

Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement in June of “New York Forward” — a lifting of many COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions — much has changed. The Delta variant and sluggish vaccination rates, as well as the lack of vaccines available for children ...

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