Employment & Business Litigation Pointers - Volume III, No 1

Volume III, No. 1 Friday, May 6, 2022

A Note from Joseph S. Brown, Esq.  

To badly paraphrase the American poet Vanilla Ice:  “Alright stop, collaborate and listen.  [Employment & Business Litigation Pointers] is back with [a] brand new [edition].”  When I am not making obscure 80s and 90s pop culture references or sharing bad dad jokes with my three children, I am keeping up with the latest developments in employment law and business litigation with some help from my colleagues.  We start with a reminder that New York’s Electronic Monitoring Notice Law takes effect on May 7, 2022   Our insurance coverage colleagues Dan D. Kohane and Ryan P. Maxwell were featured in the 2022 First Quarter Edition of the NYIA Magazine, Your NY Connection, for their article, "Did the Courts Really Do That?" The article examines interesting cases and insurance coverage decisions in the courtroom over the past year.    And Evan Y. Bussiere and Mark E. Nesbitt Jr., members of  the firm’s Landlord Tenant team, provide a New York State Commercial and Residential Eviction Update on the expiration of New York’s eviction moratorium.       Finally, the Firm congratulates Brian D. Barnas, Anastasia M. McCarthy and Brian M. Webb on the their promotion to members of the Firm.  You can read more about our newest members here.

The Time Has Come: New York Electronic Monitoring Notice Law to Take Effect May 7, 2022


In November 2021, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation amending the state civil rights law to ada new provision requiring private employers with a place of business in New York who engage in electronic monitoring to notify workers of electronic monitoring of telephone, email, and internet access and usage. This law goes into effect on May 7, 2022. 

Here is what employers need to know.

New York State Commercial and Residential Eviction Update  

On January 15, 2022, the New York State Eviction Moratorium codified as Chapter 417 of the Laws of 2021 (“Moratorium”) expired and was repealed, once again allowing landlords to commence new eviction cases, proceed with existing evictions, and seek eviction warrants for both commercial and residential tenants. As a result of the Moratorium’s expiration, residential tenants are no longer afforded unfettered protections under the Tenant Safe Harbor Act (“TSHA”), which previously allowed them to submit proof of a COVID-19 related hardship during the “COVID-19 covered period” to automatically stay or toll any ongoing eviction proceedings.

Did the Courts Really Do That?

Insurance coverage counselors Dan D. Kohane and Ryan P. Maxwell were featured in the 2022 First Quarter Edition of the NYIA Magazine, Your NY Connection, for their article, "Did the Courts Really Do That?" The article examines interesting cases and decisions in the courtroom over the past year.

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