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Nursing Home Staffing Levels Requirement Update

Friday, April 29, 2022

In June 2021, former Gov. Cuomo approved a law that established minimum staffing levels for nursing homes and required nursing homes to...

Keneally Recognized as a Power 20 - Labor & Employment Law

Friday, April 29, 2022

Paul F. Keneally was chosen to be on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Labor & Employment Law list for 2022.

Probing New York’s Reframed Role and Protections for Whistleblowers

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NYS Legislature amended its bedrock labor statute to recalibrate statutory protections afforded whistleblowers and would-be whistleblowers.

Biden Administration Policies & Regulations Dramatically Affecting US’ Energy Costs After First Year

Friday, April 22, 2022

While the war in Ukraine is being blamed by the Biden Administration, petroleum & natural gas prices were increasing well before Feb. 2022.

New Federal Overtime Rule Expected Soon

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Whenever discussing the law governing the payment of overtime to non-exempt employees, we must also discuss federal and state laws.

Form I-9 Slated for Revisions

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The current version of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Employment Eligibility Verification form or Form I-9 – is being revised.

Privileged Communications Between An Attorney and the Client’s Agent

Friday, April 1, 2022

The attorney-client privilege is the oldest of the common-law evidentiary privileges.

HERO Act “Airborne Infectious Disease” Designation Not Renewed

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The designation of COVID-19 as an “airborne infectious disease likely to cause serious harm to the public” was not renewed by the NYSCOH.

State Strengthens Anti-Sexual and Other Harassment Laws Once Again

Monday, March 21, 2022

NYS further enhanced the laws against sexual and other harassment at work when Governor Hochul signed three new bills into law.

Cusato Recognized as a Power 20 - Real Estate Law

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Underberg & Kessler is proud to share that our partner, Pat Cusato, was chosen to be on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Real Estate Law list.

New York State Budget Attempts to Pre-empt Local Municipal Zoning Regulation

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Governor Hochul proposed significant legislation to address affordable housing that tramples on local government control of zoning.

Underberg & Kessler Adds Sek

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

U&K welcomes Brandi L. Sek, Associate Attorney, to our Firm’s Real Estate & Finance Practice Group. She has experience representing and...

New York State Grants Three-Month Extension to Nurses Subject to the COVID Vaccine Booster Deadline

Monday, February 21, 2022

New York State has delayed the deadline for at least three (3) months after facing heavy lobbying from health care facilities.

Ball Admitted to NYS Court

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Underberg & Kessler LLP is proud to announce Brandon M. Ball has been admitted to practice law in New York State.

NY Eases Mask Mandate, Clarifies COVID Paid Sick Leave Benefits

Friday, February 11, 2022

Beginning Thursday, February 10, 2022, New York will lift the statewide mask mandate for businesses and other indoor spaces.

Knab Appointed Managing Partner

Monday, February 7, 2022

Underberg & Kessler has appointed Thomas F. Knab as the Firm’s new Managing Partner.

NY DOL’s January 2021 COVID-19 Sick Leave Guidance Rescinded

Thursday, February 3, 2022

The New York Department of Labor’s January 2021 “Guidance on Use of COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave” has been officially rescinded.

Cintineo & Shoemaker Recognized as a Power 20 - Family Law

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Partners, Leah Tarantino Cintineo & Jennifer Shoemaker, were chosen to be on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Family Law list for 2022!

NY Mask Mandate Remains in Force, For Now

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Honorable Robert J. Miller restored the mandate that requires businesses to have a mask requirement

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Rule

Thursday, January 13, 2022

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court released decisions concerning the vaccine-or-test rule on U.S. businesses with 100+ employees.