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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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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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Jody Briandi Receives Excellence in Law - Top Women Award

Friday, April 17th, 2020

The Daily Record has selected Hurwitz & Fine's Member/Managing Partner-Elect, Jody E. Briandi, to receive an Excellence in Law – Top Women in Law Award.

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New COVID-19 Guidance from the EEOC and OSHA on ADA Issues and Workplace Transmission Reporting

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) and U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued updated guidance for employers responding to workplace COVID-19 workplace issues.

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Not Another Coronavirus Alert: NYS Passes Paid Sick Leave Expansion

Monday, April 13th, 2020

Governor Cuomo recently passed amendments to the New York State Labor Law.  These amendments mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to their employees and will go into effect on January 1, 2021.

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Changes to Medicaid Application Process in Light of COVID-19

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The NYS Division of Eligibility and Marketplace Integration issued a General Information System message to all Local District Commissioners and Medicaid Directors regarding changes to the Medicaid application and recertification process in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Hurwitz & Fine summarizes these changes.

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Empire State Development Issues Updated Guidance on “Essential Business”

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Empire State Development recently issued updated guidance on the meaning of “Essential Businesses” in relation to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders pertaining to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New CDC Guidance for When an Employee is Exposed to Coronavirus and Other Considerations When an Employee Refuses to Come into Work

Friday, April 10th, 2020

This past week, the Center for Disease Control issued new guidelines for when an essential employer should permit a critical infrastructure employee to return to work after a coronavirus exposure. Hurwitz & Fine breaks down the new recommendations.

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