Articles by Kevin Shehan

“This Is Huge”: Stories of Those Impacted by the Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision

Title VII officially prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status on a federal level. The battle for this decision began with Gerald Bostock…

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Businesses have the right to enforce mask rule, but most customers happy to comply

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Syracuse Food Cooperative Market is asking its customers and employees to take measures to make shopping as safe as possible, including limiting shopping…

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What to do if you feel returning to your workplace poses a risk to your health and safety

As Central New York cautiously began phase one of reopening Friday, some workers have expressed concerns over health risks due to COVID-19. Kevin Shehan leads Tully Rinckey’s…

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Many CNY workers are being forced to pick: Risk their health or secure their paycheck

Syracuse, N.Y. — Earlier this month, Nikita St. Andrew worked only half of her normal hours one week, a choice she made to limit her exposure because she was worried about…

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What Employers Need to Know About the WARN Act in the Time of Coronavirus

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential businesses in New York to close in-office personnel functions.  While some employers will be shifting their workforces…

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Workplace Update: What Employers Need to Know Next about Navigating Coronavirus

Responding to an overwhelming call for guidance, here is what employers need to know next about navigating coronavirus issues, as the local, national, and global responses to…

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What Employers Need to Know About Coronavirus

As the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) develops, here is what employers need to know about this upper respiratory infection that has spread internationally from…

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Proposed ’Joint Employer‘ Rule Change Could Benefit Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule that would clarify when joint employment exists and, in turn, the responsibilities of “joint employers”…

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“Call-In” Pay Rules Likely to Change for Many Employers in New York State

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has proposed new regulations regarding “call-in” pay.  The proposed regulations would cover employers in New York State,…

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Don’t ask: Salary history inquiries are on the way out

New York City employers must prepare to give up a longtime staple of hiring A time-honored tradition in recruitment and hiring will change this fall in New York City. Starting…

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