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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

Underberg & Kessler Named to 2021 "Best Law Firms" List

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Underberg & Kessler LLP has been named a 2021 Rochester Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News - Best Lawyers®. The firm’s work in municipal...

New Policy on Travelers to New York State from “Hot-Spot” States Issued by Governor Cuomo

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Effective Wednesday November 4, 2020, travelers to New York State from non-contiguous “hot spot” states that have been deemed restricted ...

Energy Policy and the Fracking Battle in the November Election

Friday, October 23, 2020

With the Presidential election less than three weeks out and the pandemic hitting the State, questions about energy policy and fracking a...

New York Releases Guidance Related to New Paid Sick Leave Law

Friday, October 23, 2020

New York State has created a website and issued FAQs to assist NY employers and employees in the implementation and usage of its new paid...

NYS Election Law Amends Voting Leave Law Again, Reverting to Two-Hour Paid Time Off Requirement

Thursday, October 22, 2020

In 2019, the New York fiscal budget amended New York Election Law Section 3-110 to, among other things, allow workers to take up to three...

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...

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...