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WATCH - Webinar: Enforcability of Contracts during COVID-19

Thursday, July 09, 2020

WATCH - Webinar: Enforcability of Contracts during COVID-19

Gov. Cuomo Executive Order Requires 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers from COVID-19 “Hot Spot" States

Monday, July 06, 2020

Effective June 25, 2020, New York State Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205 (“Order”) went into effect requiring that those who have spe...

NYS Outdoor Recreation Booms Under the Coronavirus Shutdown

Friday, June 26, 2020

Although we regularly report on legal and regulatory developments in this column, the COVID-19 pandemic and NYS On PAUSE lead to some int...

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Does Indeed Provide Flexibility

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “PPPFA” or the “Act”) was signed into law on June 5, 2020. As the name suggests, thi...

UPCOMING WEBINAR - Phase II: What employers need to know

Monday, June 01, 2020

REGISTER HERE The Finger Lakes region entered Phase II of reopening Friday, May 29th. The Western New York region of New York State is sl...

Developing a Strategy for Pandemic-Driven Commercial Litigation

Monday, June 01, 2020

In our March 23 and March 27, 2020 legal alerts, we discussed how businesses can protect their contract rights and position themselves to...

Re-opening New York State from COVID Pause - Phase II

Friday, May 29, 2020

In addition to Paul Keneally, this post was authored with input from Alina Nadir and Jennifer Shoemaker. On Friday May 29, 2020 during hi...

NYS Adopts Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted most business and governmental matters in New York since early March, but in the midst of it, Governo...

COVID Updates & Reopening Guidance

Friday, May 15, 2020

In addition to Paul Keneally, this post was authored with input from Alina Nadir and Jennifer Shoemaker. The State has released a templat...

Update on the Necessity Certification for PPP Loans

Friday, May 08, 2020

Those that have received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan have certified to their lender and the Small Business Administration th...

UPDATED: Considerations for Employers to Plan for Reopening

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

In addition to Paul Keneally, this post was authored with input from Alina Nadir and Jennifer Shoemaker. Some developments as the state a...

Provider Immunity Under EDTPA: A Closer Look

Friday, May 01, 2020

Governor Cuomo recently signed into law the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act (“EDTPA”).[1] While the EDTPA grants healthcar...

How Does the New Immunity Law in NY Apply to Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Emergency?

Thursday, April 23, 2020

While all health care providers in New York are struggling to meet the needs of their patients, Governor Cuomo signed a new law that gran...

Attention Employers: Developments as Lawmakers Continue to Look Forward in COVID-19 Response

Thursday, April 23, 2020

New EEOC COVID-19 Guidance The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has revised its coronavirus guidance regarding disability...

Governor Orders Employees Be Provided with Face Masks if Criteria is Met

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tonight, April 15, 2020, at 8:00 P.M., a new obligation under Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.16 takes effect requiring that essenti...

Selected Issues Under the NYS & Federal COVID Laws & the CARES Act

Friday, April 10, 2020

Paul F. Keneally presented on a webinar hosted by the Genesee Valley Chapter Society for Human Resource Management. The webinar was regar...

Don’t Forget About the Cares Act Tax Provisions

Friday, April 10, 2020

As most businesses focus on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Paycheck Protection Program Loans CARES Act, many overlook the adv...

Considerations for Divorce & Family Law Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York

Thursday, April 09, 2020

We are currently facing challenges that we have never faced before due to the Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic. Our society is under a t...

Selected Employment Provisions of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 NYS Budget

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Looking beyond the current Coronavirus crisis for a minute, several provisions of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 New York State Budget propose...

Updating Your Estate Planning Documents During COVID-19

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

If you are considering whether you can update your New York estate planning documents during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are now options...