Employment & Business Litigation Pointers - Volume I, No. 3


Employment & Business Pointers

Volume I, No. 3
Wednesday, April 22, 2020


As a public service, we are pleased to present this issue of Employment & Business Pointers, which aims to provide our clients and subscribers with timely information and practical, business-oriented solutions to the latest employment and general business law developments.  In some jurisdictions, newsletters such as this may be considered: Attorney Advertising.
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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Return to Work Considerations under the Americans With Disabilities Act
By Joseph S. Brown, Esq.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have imposed stay-at-home orders and other restrictions that will likely be in place for several more weeks – currently restrictions on non-essential businesses are in place until May 15 for New Yorkers.  As those orders and restrictions are modified and lifted, new questions have arisen as to legal questions that employers will likely face as the nation returns to “normal” business operations.

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Employer-Friendly Update to New York State Voting Leave Law
By Katherine L. Wood, Esq.

Last week, we provided an update concerning the new paid sick leave law in New York State, which was enacted as a part of the annual state budget.  Also included in the annual state budget is an amendment to the New York State Election Law concerning employee voting leave, which employers should be aware of.  The new voting leave law is effective immediately.

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Hurwitz & Fine Resources on COVID-19 Business Interruption Lawsuits and Legislative Summaries
By Lee S. Siegel, Esq. of our Insurance Coverage team

The COVID-19 crisis is impacting businesses small and large across the country with virtually none spared. If you are not deemed an essential business, you’ve probably suspended or, at best, greatly reduced your operations over these last few weeks. In that case, you may be looking to the Business Interruption coverage under your property insurance for help. Hurwitz & Fine has been tracking legislative initiatives and the dozens of lawsuits that have already been filed by policyholders seeking Business Interruption coverage.  We highlight a few takeaways from these recent developments.

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Your COVID-19 Resource Center: Legal Updates Regarding the Coronavirus

Our Labor & Employment Team is hard at work keeping you updated on the latest New York State and Federal updates concerning the coronavirus. Our Resource Center compiles all of the information that could affect you and your business during this pandemic.

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Joseph S. Brown, Esq.

Hurwitz & Fine's Labor & Employment team
is here to answer your questions:

Labor & Employment Law
Ann E. Evanko, Esq. ([email protected])
Andrea Schillaci, Esq. ([email protected])
Joseph S. Brown, Esq. ([email protected])
Amber E. Storr, Esq. ([email protected])
Katherine L. Wood, Esq.


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