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Ask An Attorney - Fulfilling Patient Requests For Their Medical Records

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Question: It’s a good thing that many patients are becoming more actively involved in their care, but my practice is finding it difficult...

New OSHA Guidance Encourages Workplace Safety Precautions Even After Vaccination

Monday, February 22, 2021

On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an updated Guidance concerning COVID-19 protections ...

Unemployment Changes in New York: One Good for Employers, One Good for Claimants

Friday, February 05, 2021

On January 14, 2021, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon issued an Order Regarding Unemployment Experience ...

Solutions for Municipalities Dealing With The Economic Fallout of Covid-19

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Even though a new year is upon us, municipalities are still dealing with the economic fallout of COVID-19 and will for ...

Large Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Amounts Could Soon be a Thing of the Past

Thursday, February 04, 2021

The current federal estate and gift tax exemption amount per individual is $11.7 million dollars...

Employers May Have to Pay New York COVID-19 Sick Leave to Eligible Employees Up to Three Times

Friday, January 29, 2021

On January 20, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance from Governor Cuomo’s counsel office on the use of...

Hindsight is 2020: Workplace Litigation During the Pandemic

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Employers were hit hard in 2020, not only with government-mandated closings and the growing risk of infection, but also with the heighten...

Employment Law: What Employers Need to Know as 2021 Begins

Friday, January 08, 2021

In addition to the our post in late December, Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace, there are other important laws and regula...

Potential Environmental Policies in a New Presidential Administration

Friday, January 08, 2021

With the Presidential election concluded and a new Biden administration on the horizon in 2021, it’s useful to look ahead to potential en...

Underberg & Kessler Elects New Partners

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Justin P. Alexander and Joshua B. Beisker were elected to the Firm’s partnership. Justin is a member of the ...

Endowments: Maximize Control and Charitable Impact

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

An endowment provides great flexibility for charitable giving, allowing the founding donor to control the class of recipients eligible fo...

Important PPP Loan Update

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The recently enacted budget legislation (“Act“) includes some important provisions affecting borrowers under the previously enacted Paych...

Mandating COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

Monday, December 21, 2020

By law enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace....

New York State DOL Shares New Proposed Regulations Regarding Sick Leave

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

As discussed in this blog previously, New York State now has mandatory sick leave for all employers and employees. The accrual of that time

Ask An Attorney - The Opioid Crisis and Physician Liability

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Question: I am concerned about the continuing increase in opioid abuse by patients over the last several years. I work hard to counsel an...

New Federal DOL Joint Employer Rule Questioned by New York State Courts

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Effective March 2020, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new final ruling limiting the definition of joint employer under the

LLCs: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Monday, November 23, 2020

A lawsuit among owners of a closely-held business like a limited liability company – sometimes referred to as a “business divorce” action –

New York Clamps Down on Gyms, Bars and Restaurants

Thursday, November 12, 2020

As COVID-19 numbers rise in New York, Governor Cuomo has landed another blow to gyms, bars, and restaurants trying to stay afloat in this...

Protecting Our Seniors at What Cost?

Monday, November 09, 2020

We are 8 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is taking its toll on everyone. We are all tired of being careful. And we are all fear...

Underberg & Kessler Adds McCarley

Friday, November 06, 2020

Katherine T. McCarley has joined Underberg & Kessler LLP as a law clerk in our Rochester, New York office. She's currently assisting the lit