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Erie County’s New Mask Mandate: Could Rochester-Area Counties Be Next?

Monday, November 29, 2021

Erie County instituted a mask mandate for all patrons and public-facing staff inside all public locations which was effective at 6:00 a.m.

Spoiler Alert

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

In most commercial litigation in the New York courts, the parties and their lawyers spend much effort and expense in discovery.

Legal Alert: NYSDOH to Rescind Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Department of Health have announced that approved COVID-19 vaccination religious exemptions...

Vaccination Requirement Released for Staff at Medicare- and Medicaid-Approved Facilities

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

On November 5, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule (the “IFC”) establishing COVID-19...


Monday, November 15, 2021

Upstate NY Landlords Continue the Fight Against NY’s Eviction Moratorium On November 8, 2021, thirty-seven Erie County landlords filed...

Federal Appeals Court Pause President Biden’s Planned Vaccination Requirement for Private Companies

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

A federal appeals court in New Orleans put a pause on President Biden’s planned vaccination requirement for all private companies.

Second Circuit Vacates Federal Injunction Concerning NY Healthcare Workers' Claim

Monday, November 8, 2021

On November 1, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the October 12, 2021 Order...

OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard Released

Thursday, November 4, 2021

On November 4, 2021, OSHA released the full text of the final rule, including the basis for its authority to issue the ETS.

Biden Administration Proposes Changes to National Environmental Policy Act Regulations

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

On October 6, the Biden Administration announced additional steps to roll back regulatory reforms instituted by the Trump Administration.

New Guidance States that NY Employers Can’t Test Employees for Marijuana Usage

Monday, October 25, 2021

The NY State Department of Labor issued new guidance regarding an employer’s ability to test an employee for marijuana.

NY Federal Court Upholds Healthcare Workers’ Claim for Religious Exemption on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Friday, October 15, 2021

Judge Hurd issued an Order preliminarily enjoining the DOH from undertaking actions concerning religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Alexander Honored in the Legal Excellence Awards

Friday, October 1, 2021

Underberg & Kessler, LLP is proud to share that our Partner, Justin Alexander, has been recognized as an "Up and Coming Attorney"

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”

How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes in Preserving Investors’ Interests Against the Defense of Tax Estoppel

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tax estoppel is the stuff of nightmares, nights forgotten to celebration, or both, if one has sparred on both sides of that defense...

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 ...

Beisker Recognized as a Power 20 - Trust & Estates

Monday, August 30, 2021

U&K is proud to share that our Partner, Joshua B. Beisker, was chosen to be on The Daily Record’s Power 20 Trusts & Estates list!

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


Thursday, August 19, 2021

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