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Underberg & Kessler Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Upstate New York "Super Lawyers" & "Rising Stars"

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Twelve attorneys from the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP have been named 2021 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”

NY Federal Court Allows Health Care Workers to Claim Religious Exemptions to COVID Vaccine, For Now.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

On September 14, 2021, a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) was issued by the Honorable David N. Hurd United States District Court judge...

Biden Announces New Measures for Employees in His Efforts to Increase Vaccination Rates

Friday, September 10, 2021

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the US, President Biden announced new measures in his fight to get more Americans vaccinated...

Governor Hochul Requires Employers to Activate HERO Act Safety Plans

Friday, September 10, 2021

On September 6, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that she would begin enforcing the NY HERO Act, which mandates extensive health ...

Underberg & Kessler LLP Attorneys Named 2022 "Best Lawyers in America®"

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Underberg & Kessler LLP is proud to announce that fifteen attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers

OSHA ISSUES UNCLEAR GUIDANCE TO EMPLOYERS ON MASKING FOR FULLY VACCINATED EMPLOYEES

Thursday, August 19, 2021

OSHA updated its guidance, “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace”

Employers Continue to Face Tricky COVID Issues as Delta Variant Spreads

Friday, August 13, 2021

Many employers thought they were done grappling with COVID issues as the Summer of 2021 progressed, but that is now clearly not the case.

The Restoring Justice for Workers Act Brings Uncertainty

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

At its core, this bill seeks to overrule the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis...

Are the Floodgates of Litigation Now Open For Covid-19 Medical Malpractice Claims?

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In addition to David H. Fitch, this post was authored with input from Margaret E. Somerset. By all accounts, we are back to normal...

HERO Act Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention Plan Materials Released

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

On July 6, 2021, and pursuant to the recently enacted New York State HERO Act, the New York State Department of Labor released...

NYS & OSHA Update COVID Office Regulations

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

As expected, following recent changes in the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) general COVID guidance, and New York achieving its 70%...

Are Vaccine Mandates Legal?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Life is finally beginning to feel a bit more normal...

NO MORE MASKS!!! (For the most part)

Monday, May 24, 2021

Employers across New York State grappled late during the week with the State’s adoption of the CDC interim public health recommendations...

Anna E. Lynch Selected to the Power 50

Thursday, May 20, 2021

U&K is proud to share that our Managing Partner, Anna E. Lynch, was chosen as one of The Daily Record’s Power 50 list. She is among a...

The HERO Act Enforces New COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety Standards

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Health and Essential Rights Act (“HERO Act”), in response to COVID-19...

Biden Withdraws Trump’s Proposed DOL Rule Defining an Independent Contractor

Friday, May 7, 2021

Independent contractors are not entitled to the protections of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that employees...

Biden Administration Proposes Major Green Policies Under Infrastructure Plan

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Biden Administration announced a major infrastructure plan captioned the American Jobs Plan in March 2021 with massive $2.3 trillion...

Marijuana is Legal Now in NYS – What are Employers to do?

Friday, April 9, 2021

New York has long prohibited any adverse action against employees or potential employees based on their legal activities, including the...

COBRA Subsidy Provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Recently passed by Congress and signed by President Biden, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provides employees who are...

Advisory on Ensuring Access to In-person Health Services During COVID-19

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

This week, the New York State Department of Health released new guidance to local health departments, healthcare providers, and...