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President Biden Proposes New Federal Rule to Require Businesses with 100+ Employees to Mandate Vaccinations

Friday, September 10th, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan.  The Plan sets forth a six-pronged approach aimed at reducing “the number of unvaccinated Americans by using regulatory powers and other actions to substantially increase the number of Americans covered by vaccination requirements.” Attorney Joseph Brown discusses how this plan may affect employers in the coming weeks.

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HERO ACT UPDATE: What New York Employers Need to Know About Implementing Their Workplace Safety Plans

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Labor & Employment attorney Joseph S. Brown offers insight on what New York employers need to know about implementing their workplace safety plans.

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Hurwitz & Fine Corporate Paralegal Appointed to the Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine Corporate Paralegal Janet Beamer has been appointed to the Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee.

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Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Amend the Open Meetings Law

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

News for those who serve on the boards of municipalities, IDAs, public authorities and other public entities: Governor Hochul has signed legislation to amend the Open Meetings Law, which authorizes board meetings to be conducted remotely. 

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Take Labor Law § 200 Seriously… Seriously

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Labor Law § 200 isn’t flashy, it doesn’t rely on an archaic set of regulations that hasn’t been updated in years, it’s simple and straightforward, yet it repeatedly trips up attorneys who aren’t paying it the respect it deserves.  Labor Law § 200 matters, and in this article, attorney Eric S. Bernhardt will tell you why it matters and what needs to be considered when defending a claim under this statute.

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Hurwitz & Fine Recognized as a Buffalo Business First Healthiest Employers Finalist

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine has been honored as a finalist in the small company category (10 - 100 employees) for Buffalo Business First's 2021 Healthiest Employers. 

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Edward C. Robinson Featured in The Daily Record's Power 20 Trusts & Estates List

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Edward C. Robinson was recognized by The Daily Record as a "Power 20" Trusts & Estates Attorney. 

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28 Attorneys Named to 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

28 attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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Mondaq: "The Age-Old Argument Of Who Qualifies As An Independent Contractor"

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Hurwitz & Fine Labor and Employement Chair Ann E. Evanko and Law Clerk Evan Gestwick were recently published in Mondaq, a syndication platform that provides content and insights from professional service firms.

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Dan Kohane Featured Speaker at 2021 ADTA Annual Meeting

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Insurance Coverage attorney Dan D. Kohane was featured as a speaker while attending the 80th Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) annual meeting in Ashville, North Carolina on August 12, 2021. He spoke on his experiences as a first-generation American and how the rule of law affected his family and continues to affect millions every day.

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Jody E. Briandi Included in Buffalo Business First’s 2021 Power 200 Women

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Firm President and Managing Member Jody E. Briandi was recently chosen for the #71 spot in Buffalo Business First’s 2021 Power 200 Women.

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What Employers Need to Know About Long Covid Disability Claims

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks, however, some people continue to experience symptoms that can last months after first being infected, or may have new or recurring symptoms at a later time. Attorney Joseph Brown discusses how "Long Covid" may affect disability claims and what it means for employers.

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Employers Take Note: CDC Revised Mask Guidance May Require Workplace Changes

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Due to concerns over the Delta variant of COVID-19, the CDC has reversed its prior guidance, now stating that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks when indoors in COVID-19 hot spots.  Previous CDC guidance stated that fully vaccinated individuals no longer had to wear masks in public places.  Employers should be aware of this changing landscape, as workplace safety implications are likely to arise as CDC guidance changes.

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Christopher Potenza & Nicholas Heintzman Published in Canadian Defence Lawyers Newsletter

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Litigators Christopher Potenza and Nicholas J. Heintzman were published in the May 2021 issue of Hearsay, a monthly e-newsletter published by the Canadian Defence Lawyers.

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Jody E. Briandi Featured in Business First Diversity & Inclusion Panel Recap

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Firm President and Managing Partner, Jody E. Briandi was recently featured in a Buffalo Business First Diversity & Inclusion event as an expert panelist.

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President Biden’s Proposed Regulation of Non-Competes: Three FAQs

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Attorney Joseph S. Brown explains what President Biden's July 9, 2021 Executive Order means for New York employers with non-compete agreements.

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Ryan Maxwell Featured in Law360 Article on COVID Coverage Suits in NJ

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Insurance Coverage attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was featured in an article in LAW360's Opinion column, "COVID Coverage Suits In NJ Prove Tough For Policyholders."

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HERO Act Update: Model Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention Plans Released

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

In May, New York State passed the New York Health and Essential Rights (“HERO”) Act, which took effect on June 4, 2021.  The HERO Act imposes many workplace safety requirements on employers with the aim of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne diseases. 

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