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What Happens to Your PPP Loan Forgiveness Amount if a Laid Off Employee Rejects an Offer to Rehire?

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

For those businesses who obtained a PPP loan, in order to have it forgiven, they may need to get their staff off unemployment and back on the payroll.  But what if a laid off employee rejects an offer to rehire?

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Hurwitz & Fine Quoted in Buffalo Business First, "How Buffalo Law Firms Have Responded to the Pandemic"

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine was quoted in the May 7, 2020 edition of Buffalo Business First, "How Buffalo Law Firms Have Responded to the Pandemic."

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Embracing Gratitude and New Opportunities in a Time of Crisis

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

With change comes new opportunities to best serve our clients. We have responded by creating and launching our COVID-19 Legal Response Team, which is an inter-disciplinary practice group devoted to COVID-19 liability issues. This team, supported by our COVID-19 Resource Center on our website will provide the guidance you need whether it is a workplace or employment issue, defense of a nursing home or other health care provider, advice on the enforceability of force majeure clauses in contracts, or business interruption claims.

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Rebound Your Business: What You Should Know

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Is your business ready to re-open when workplace restrictions issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis are eventually lifted? 

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ABA Practice Points: When Signing Your Client’s Name to an Interrogatory Verification Isn’t Worth It

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Attorneys Agnieszka A. Wilewicz and John R. Ewell co-authored "When Signing Your Client’s Name to an Interrogatory Verification Isn’t Worth It" in the May 6, 2020 edition of the American Bar Association's Practice Points.

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

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

As national coordinating and lead counsel for several carriers, Hurwitz & Fine is tracking legislative initiatives and the dozens of lawsuits filed by policyholders seeking Business Interruption coverage. We have highlighted a few key takeaways from these recent developments.

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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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Attorney Evan Bussiere Discusses Hurwitz & Fine's Newly Formed "Condominium and HOA Law" in Buffalo Business First

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Attorney Evan Bussiere discusses Hurwitz & Fine's newly formed "Condominium and HOA Law" practice group and why it's an emerging legal sector in the May 3, 2020 edition of Buffalo Business First.

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Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Welcomes Long-Time Firm Member Jody Briandi as Managing Partner at the Start of its May 1 Fiscal Year

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. welcomes long-time Firm Member Jody E. Briandi as its next Managing Partner. This change is effective at the start of the firm’s new fiscal year on May 1, 2020, and marks only the third change in management in Hurwitz & Fine’s 43-year-history.

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Law 360: "Expert Analysis: Motions To Compel Video Deposition May Face Barriers In NY"

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Eric D. Andrew wrote an article for Law360 discussing this new litigation issue, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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DOL Clarifies When an Employer Can Require an Employee to Use Paid Time Off Under the FFCRA

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Under what circumstances may an employer require an employee to use his or her existing leave under a company policy for paid time off (PTO) and when does the choice belong to the employee under the DOL regulations? 

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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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Employer-Friendly Update to New York State Voting Leave Law

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Included in the annual state budget is an amendment to the New York State Election Law concerning employee voting leave, which employers should be aware of.  The new voting leave law is effective immediately.

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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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