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DRI Podcast: Follow-Up to Coronavirus Insurance Implications Webinar

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Dan Kohane, along with Paul White and Chris Martin, provides information in this DRI webinar follow-up on coronavirus insurance implications.

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City & State New York: Attorney Dan Kohane Quoted in "Should Insurance Companies Have to Cover Small Businesses’ Pandemic Losses?"

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Attorney Dan Kohane questions imposing upon insurance companies an obligation to pay for claims for which they never accepted a premium in the article "Should insurance companies have to cover small businesses’ pandemic losses?" in the May 5, 2020 edition of City & State New York.

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City & State New York: Attorney Dan Kohane Quoted in "Coronavirus Leaves Child Victims Act Cases in Limbo"

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Advocates and attorneys have noted that it remains unclear whether NY on PAUSE applies to the Child Victims Act look-back window. Attorney Dan Kohane is quoted on how this will affect insurance companies in the article "Coronavirus leaves Child Victims Act cases in limbo" in the May 4, 2020 edition of City & State New York.

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Governor Cuomo and White House Announce Initial Plans for Reopening the Economy: Is Your Business Ready?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

While plans to reopen the economy are still in their earliest stages, now is the time for employers to start preparing to reopen their businesses.

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Loan Forgiveness or Not? Pointers for PPP Utilization

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine presents a set of business/operational recommendations, which, depending on your particular situation, you may find helpful in managing your PPP loan to maximize loan forgiveness.

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Recent Executive Orders and Immunity for Hospitals and Nursing Homes Dealing with COVID-19

Monday, April 27th, 2020

As New York’s hospitals and nursing homes and assisted living facilities face mounting pressure in providing an appropriate response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Health Department have issued several Executive Orders and Health Directives addressing the expectations of care to be provided to residents in such times, and the liability that facilities may face if they fall short.

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Hurwitz & Fine Resources on COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits and Legislative Summaries

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine has been tracking legislative initiatives and the dozens of lawsuits that have already been filed by policyholders seeking Business Interruption coverage. 

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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Return to Work Considerations under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Monday, April 20th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine discusses new issues, which have arisen as to legal questions that employers will likely face as the nation returns to “normal” business operations.

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Attorneys Dan Kohane and Lee Siegel Featured in Buffalo Business First

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Attorneys Dan D. Kohane and Lee S. Siegel, Members of Hurwitz & Fine's Insurance Coverage team, were featured in the April 18, 2020 Buffalo Business First article, "Fine print on policies has businesses, insurers and legislators in a quarrel."

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New COVID-19 Guidance from the EEOC and OSHA on ADA Issues and Workplace Transmission Reporting

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued updated guidance for employers responding to workplace COVID-19 workplace issues.

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Changes to Medicaid Application Process in Light of COVID-19

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The NYS Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration issued a General Information System message to all Local District Commissioners and Medicaid Directors regarding changes to the Medicaid application and recertification process in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Hurwitz & Fine summarizes these changes.

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Empire State Development Issues Updated Guidance on “Essential Business”

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Empire State Development recently issued updated guidance on the meaning of “Essential Businesses” in relation to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders pertaining to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New CDC Guidance for When an Employee is Exposed to Coronavirus and Other Considerations When an Employee Refuses to Come into Work

Friday, April 10th, 2020

This past week, the Center for Disease Control issued new guidelines for when an essential employer should permit a critical infrastructure employee to return to work after a coronavirus exposure. Hurwitz & Fine breaks down the new recommendations.

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DOL Issues Temporary Regulations and Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Cares Act

Friday, April 10th, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released temporary regulations interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) that requires private employers with 499 or fewer employees, and certain public employers, to provide covered employees emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) and emergency unpaid and paid family leave (FMLA+). Hurwitz & Fine has highlighted some of the key regulations that may be of interest to small businesses.

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New York Governor Grants Immunity to Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.10, suspending and modifying certain healthcare laws in New York State. The aim of this Order is not only to ensure efficient and streamlined care to coronavirus patients, but also to provide some level of protection and reassurance to those front-line workers from malpractice liability that may arise as a result of such care.

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SBA Issues Final Interim Rule for Paycheck Protection Program

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration issued its Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Hurwitz & Fine summarizes a few important takeaways.

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Attorney Dan Kohane discusses the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the legal industry with FDCC

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

discusses the short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the legal industry.

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DOL Publishes Additional Guidance on the FFCRA and the CARES Act is Signed into Law Providing Additional Relief to Small Businesses

Monday, March 30th, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a third round of guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in the form of additional questions and answers about the paid sick leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion (EFMLA) provision.

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COVID-19: The Latest New York State Law Developments and What Employers Need to Know

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine's summary of New York State developments related to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Critique of Assembly Bill A.10226 – The COVID-19 “Business Interruption Bill” – The Cure is Worse than the Solution

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

The Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. coverage team offers a critique of both the thinking behind this legislation and the bill itself, section by section.

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