As the nation’s COVID-19 hotspot, NY has issued several Executive Orders and Department of Health Directives implementing various healthcare directives to combat the virus pandemic. However, NY is not alone in introducing legislative efforts to both assist and regulate healthcare facilities and providers in response to COVID-19. Many states have enacted similar such provisions, or already had such provisions in place, and we aim to provide a succinct summary of each of these in this alert.
Hurwitz & Fine details out the businesses included in Phase 1, and the "Business Safety Precautions" plan they must to develop in order to reopen.
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is pleased to announce its new leadership team, effective as of May 1, 2020.
The initial flurry of requests for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) leave may have passed, but as New York businesses make plans to reopen, we are likely to see new situations where parents with school-aged children may request leave under the FFCRA.
In addition to compiling and updating a survey of known COVID-19 business interruption complaints filed to date, Attorneys Lee S. Siegel and Ryan P. Maxwell have published an article in Law360, which analyzes these lawsuits for trends.
Attorneys Lee S. Siegel and Joseph S. Brown were interviewed in the May 14, 2020 NPR news segment.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity for businesses to find creative and cost-effective solutions to their most pressing business disputes in a time of uncertainty.
Hurwitz & Fine Labor & Employment Attorney Joseph S. Brown speaks on the key legal issues and best practices that employers should consider as they prepare to return to the "new normal" workplace in the May 11, 2020 edition of Buffalo Business First.
On May 7th, New York Governor Cuomo extended the moratorium on commercial and residential evictions due to COVID-19 related hardships by another 60 days—through August 20, 2020.
Governor Cuomo announced that the CVA “lookback” window would be extended by five months, now closing on January 14, 2021.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has provided updated guidance to employers on issues related to: (1) employee requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”); (2) individuals at high risk for contracting COVID-19 who have not requested accommodations; and (3) potential undue burdens on employers.
Hurwitz & Fine's new President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi is featured in the May 8, 2020 edition of Buffalo Business First, discussing her career and transition during the pandemic.
Hurwitz & Fine identified and tracked 56 business income complaints filed to date. There are many similarities among the complaints. But complaint number 57 is different, very different. Welcome to “Public Fear” coverage.
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.