President Biden Proposes New Federal Rule to Require Businesses with 100+ Employees to Mandate Vaccinations
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.
HERO ACT UPDATE: What New York Employers Need to Know About Implementing Their Workplace Safety Plans
Labor & Employment attorney Joseph S. Brown offers insight on what New York employers need to know about implementing their workplace safety plans.
Hurwitz & Fine Corporate Paralegal Appointed to the Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee
Hurwitz & Fine Corporate Paralegal Janet Beamer has been appointed to the Daemen College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee.
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.
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.
Hurwitz & Fine has been honored as a finalist in the small company category (10 - 100 employees) for Buffalo Business First's 2021 Healthiest Employers.
Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Edward C. Robinson was recognized by The Daily Record as a "Power 20" Trusts & Estates Attorney.
28 attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
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.
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.
Firm President and Managing Member Jody E. Briandi was recently chosen for the #71 spot in Buffalo Business First’s 2021 Power 200 Women.
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.
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.
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.
Firm President and Managing Partner, Jody E. Briandi was recently featured in a Buffalo Business First Diversity & Inclusion event as an expert panelist.
Attorney Joseph S. Brown explains what President Biden's July 9, 2021 Executive Order means for New York employers with non-compete agreements.
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.