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Broadcasts and Podcasts: FDA Approval, Mandated Vaccination

“With FDA Approval, More Employers May Mandate Vaccination,” WKBW, August 2021

Phillips Lytle Sponsors Women at the Table: Hiring/Morale/Balance

“Women at the Table: Buffalo Business Leaders Talk Hiring, Morale, Work/Life Balance,” Buffalo Business First, August 2021

Mulvehill, Impact of Marijuana Legislation on Employee Testing Measures

“Marijuana Legalization Impacts Employer Testing Measures,” Rochester Business Journal, August 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Questions Over Mandated Vaccination

“As Employees Return to Work and COVID Cases Rise, Questions Over Mandated Vaccination Swirl,” Spectrum News, July 2021

Grasso, Vaccination Mandates, Can Employers be Held Liable

“A Labor Attorney Weighs In: If Unvaccinated Employees Get Covid at Work, Can Employers be Held Liable?,” Buffalo Business First, July 2021

Mulvehill, Rochester Business Journal Labor & Employment Webinar

“Now Is the Time for Post-COVID HR Audits,” Rochester Business Journal, July 2021

Grasso, Will Employers Require Covid-19 Vaccines

“As Wall Street Requires Vaccines in Return to Work, Will Other Employers Follow?” Crain’s New York Business, June 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Planning the Return to an In-Person Workplace

“‘Finding a Balance’: How Banks, Law Firms, and Other Companies Are Planning the Return to an In-Person Workplace,” WGRZ, June 2021

Kevin J. Mulvehill, New York’s Revised Mask Rules Pose Challenges

“New York’s Revised Mask Rules Pose Challenges,” The Daily Record, May 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Employee Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations?

“Can Employers Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees?,” WKBW, May 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in the Workplace

“COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in the Workplace?,” WGRZ, April 2021

Grasso, Employers Debate Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations

“Months in, Employers Still Debate Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations,” Buffalo Business First, April 2021

James R. Grasso Discusses Cannabis Legalization and Workplace Policies

“Will Cannabis Legalization Prompt Changes to Workplace Policies?” Buffalo Business First, January 2021

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines for Employees

“Could Western New York Firms Require COVID Vaccines for Employees?” WGRZ, January 2021

Grasso, Addressing Workers’ Fears About Returning

As Businesses Reopen, Some Workers Are Worried About Returning

Grasso, New York’s New Travel Rule for the Holidays

“With the Holidays Coming, Here’s What to Know About New York’s New Travel Rules,” Buffalo Business First, November 2020

Kevin J. Mulvehill, Remote Work: ‘No Universal Truth’

“Lawyers and Remote Work: ‘No Universal Truth,’” The Daily Record, October 2020

Kevin J. Mulvehill, Office Leader, Phillips Lytle Rochester Office

“Changing of the guard at Phillips Lytle LLP,” Rochester Business Journal, August 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Loophole in Mandatory Quarantine State List

“‘Loophole’ in Mandatory Quarantine State List May Allow for Vacation Travel,” WKBW, July 2020

James R. Grasso, Reopening Plans for Businesses

“As Businesses Reopen, Some Workers Are Worried About Returning,” The Buffalo News, June 2020

Broadcasts and Podcasts: Reopening Regulations Across New York

“Law Firm Helps Businesses Navigate Reopening Regulations Across New York,” Spectrum News, May 2020

James R. Grasso, Western New York Prepares for Reopening

“Four Things Western New York Businesses Can Do To Be Ready for the Reopening,” WKBW, May 2020

James R. Grasso, Keeping Workers Safe

“Consider Legal Items As Return To Work Ramps Up,” Buffalo Business First, Buffalo Law Journal, May 2020

Mulvehill, Marinaccio, Force Majeure Clauses

“Local Attorneys Weigh in on Force Majeure Clauses, Employment During COVID-19,” Rochester Business Journal, May 2020

James R. Grasso, Changes, Employee Time Off

“Changes Coming Thursday to Employee Time Off,” WKBW, April 2020

James R. Grasso, COVID-19, Fielding Legal Questions

“As Employers Field Legal Questions, Attorneys Say Communication and Flexibility Are Key,” Buffalo Business First, Buffalo Law Journal, March 2020

James R. Grasso, Coronavirus Dilemma

“Coronavirus Dilemma: For Some, a Choice Between Being Sick and Being Paid,” The Buffalo News, March 2020

James Grasso Discusses Pay Equity Laws

“Equal Grounds: Employers Must Do More to Promote Workplace Pay Equity,” Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First, December 2019

Amanda Lowe Discusses Labor Law Trends

“Labor Law Trending Toward More Discrimination Cases, High-Tech Engagement,” Buffalo Business First, October 2019

Amanda Lowe Discusses Workplace Harassment

“Workplace Harassment and Bullying: What to Watch For and How to Address It,” Buffalo Business First, September 2019

Kevin J. Mulvehill Discusses New York State Sexual Harassment Policy

“State’s New Laws on Sexual Harassment Policy in Effect,” Buffalo Law Journal, Buffalo Business First, October 2018

Kevin J. Mulvehill Discusses Marijuana in the Workplace

“BLJ: Navigating marijuana at work,” Buffalo Business First, July 2018

Kevin J. Mulvehill Discusses Employee Contracts

“BLJ: Supreme Court ruling on arbitration may affect employee contracts,” Buffalo Business First, June 2018

Jim Grasso Discusses New Paid Family Leave Law in New York State

“Paid Family Leave starts with the new year,” WBFO 88.7, December 2017

James R. Grasso Discusses New York State Paid Family Leave

“Paid Family Leave: What you need to know before Jan. 1,” Buffalo Business First, December 2017

Phillips Lytle Attorneys James R. Grasso and James D. Donathen Comment on NYS Paid Family Leave at Business First Power Breakfast

“Employers frustrated with family leave law,” Buffalo Business First, June 2107

Jim Grasso Comments on Joint Employment Issues

“Joint employment issues garner national attention,” Buffalo Business First, November 2016

Linda T. Prestegaard Discusses Anti-Harassment Policies for Employers

“Set clear boundaries and definitions for harassment,” Rochester Business Journal, October 2016

Linda T. Prestegaard Comments on New Overtime Regulations

“Major changes for OT: New federal rules to affect most employers,” Rochester Business Journal, May 2016

James R. Grasso Comments on Federal Overtime Rules Changes

“Phillips Lytle attorney says fed OT changes are ‘a long time coming’,” Buffalo Business First, May 2016