Articles by Melanie Franco

Nearly 300 Syracuse hospital staff face termination as religious vaccine exemption expires

SYRACUSE N.Y. — Healthcare workers across Central New York have until midnight on Monday to show proof of vaccination or they won’t be able to come into work on Tuesday. CNY…

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Department of Labor issues new guidelines addressing cannabis in the workplace

Under the New York Labor Law 201-D, employers are now unable to discriminate against their employees or future hires by testing for cannabis. They also must have objectively…

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Court ruling sparks discussion about legality of vaccine mandates

A rule issued Friday by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires large employers to require employees get vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly…

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‘Know your rights’: attorneys weigh in on employer vaccine mandates

(WBNG) — After the Biden Administration announced a deadline for a new OSHA vaccine mandate, many people may be wondering what options they have. President Joe Biden…

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Health care workers seek legal advice on state’s vaccine mandate

With the state mandating COVID-19 shots for all health care workers, law firms are fielding a flood of calls from potential clients, who are asking what they can do to challenge…

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Legal battle over healthcare vaccine mandate continues

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A federal judge has ordered an extension on the temporary restraining order blocking the state of New York from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated.…

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Federal judge blocks New York vaccine requirement for health care staff

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of New York from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying…

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Federal vaccine mandate could cause logistical challenges for CNY companies

Local companies and agencies are now reviewing President Biden’s COVID-19 testing mandate for unvaccinated Americans, the most aggressive push the administration has made to…

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Proposed bill to remove marijuana ban could create waves of change

ITHACA (WBNG) — The discussion around removing the federal ban on marijuana is gaining traction in the state. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled a bill on…

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Mass Mask Chaos

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Handmade signs. Homemade signs. Computer-generated official-looking signs. The storefront windows all along Broadway reflect a diversity of goods on display,…

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