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?
Hurwitz & Fine Quoted in Buffalo Business First, "How Buffalo Law Firms Have Responded to the Pandemic"
Hurwitz & Fine was quoted in the May 7, 2020 edition of Buffalo Business First, "How Buffalo Law Firms Have Responded to the Pandemic."
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.
ABA Practice Points: When Signing Your Client’s Name to an Interrogatory Verification Isn’t Worth It
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.
Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Dan Kohane, along with Paul White and Chris Martin, provides information in this DRI webinar follow-up on coronavirus insurance implications.
City & State New York: Attorney Dan Kohane Quoted in "Should Insurance Companies Have to Cover Small Businesses’ Pandemic Losses?"
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.
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.
City & State New York: Attorney Dan Kohane Quoted in "Coronavirus Leaves Child Victims Act Cases in Limbo"
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.
Attorney Evan Bussiere Discusses Hurwitz & Fine's Newly Formed "Condominium and HOA Law" in Buffalo Business First
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.
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Welcomes Long-Time Firm Member Jody Briandi as Managing Partner at the Start of its May 1 Fiscal Year
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.
Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Eric D. Andrew wrote an article for Law360 discussing this new litigation issue, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governor Cuomo and White House Announce Initial Plans for Reopening the Economy: Is Your Business Ready?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Hurwitz & Fine has been tracking legislative initiatives and the dozens of lawsuits that have already been filed by policyholders seeking Business Interruption coverage.
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.
EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Return to Work Considerations under the Americans With Disabilities Act
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.
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."