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NYS Paid Sick Leave Law Now in Effect and Presenting Many Employers with a Dilemma

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

As we have previously discussed (link), the New York State Paid Sick Leave law took effect on September 30, 2020 with that being the day ...

Do the Due (Diligence)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

“Do. Or do not.” - Yoda In most corporate acquisitions and commercial real estate purchase transactions, the buyer contracts for the righ...

Underberg & Kessler Adds Washburn

Friday, September 25, 2020

Andrew M. Washburn has joined Underberg & Kessler LLP as an associate in the real estate practice group. He was formerly an associate wit...

Former Senior Court Attorney at the New York State Court of Appeals Joins Underberg & Kessler

Friday, September 18, 2020

Stephanie B. Hoffmann has joined Underberg & Kessler LLP as an associate attorney in our Rochester, New York law office. She's currently ...

Paid COVID-19 Leave Requirements Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Revisited

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations, effective September 16, 2020, for the Families First Coronavirus Response ...

2021 Paid Family Leave Benefits and Contributions Set

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS”) announced on September 1, 2020 the Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) benefit and c...

OCR Issues Advisory to Assist Providers in Avoidance of HIPAA Violations

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

The Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OCR) is charged with the enforcement of the Health Insura...

Ask An Attorney - Physician Life Cycle

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Question: I am a provider acutely aware that the physician life cycle has been altered by the coronavirus pandemic. What strategies can p...

NYS DEC Issues Proposed Regulations to Implement Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Friday, August 28, 2020

On July 18, 2019, Governor Cuomo, signed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The legislation was described in th...

Feds “Double Down” on Nursing Homes to Contain COVID-19

Friday, August 28, 2020

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a press release yesterday (August 25, 2020) about its proposed interi...

David M. Tang Selected to Become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

David M. Tang, a partner of Underberg & Kessler LLP, has been selected to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows o...

Underberg & Kessler Attorneys Named in 2020 Upstate New York "Super Lawyers" & "Rising Stars"

Friday, August 21, 2020

Nine attorneys from the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP have been named 2020 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers”, and two have been name...

Underberg & Kessler Attorneys Named 2021 “Best Lawyers”

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Underberg & Kessler LLP is proud to announce that fifteen of it's attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best L...

Weathering Disruptions While Practicing in Pandemic Times

Monday, August 17, 2020

Do the thing and you will have the power. – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Hope the internet is still on”, I thought to myself as I force-closed th...

Employers Face Uncertainty with President Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferment

Friday, August 14, 2020

Last week, the President signed several executive memoranda related to the economic conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the...

Loan Forgiveness Portal Opened by the Small Business Administration for PPP Loans

Thursday, August 13, 2020

On August 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) opened its Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness portal to l...

What Does New York’s Amended COVID–19 Immunity Law Mean For Providers?

Friday, August 07, 2020

In our post of April 23, 2020, we summarized the New York Emergency Or Disaster Treatment Protection Act (“EDTPA“). When originally sign...

Update to New York's Mandated Travel Restrictions

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Earlier this month, we wrote about Governor Cuomo’s executive order requiring those who have spent more than 24 hours in a COVID-19 hot-s...

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...