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Advocates View: Navigating the Eviction Moratorium in New York State

As a result of the pandemic, New York protected both commercial and residential tenants from eviction. Eviction proceedings have been paused and modified for nearly six months because of Executive Orders, legislation, and judicial Administrative Orders.

This article summarizes the background of New York’s eviction moratorium and the status of eviction proceedings while highlighting considerations for landlords and tenants moving forward.

Read Robert Yawman’s full article on New York’s eviction moratorium here and in the Daily Record.

Adams Leclair Employer Alert: Court Alters Rules Applicable to Coronavirus Paid Sick and Expanded FMLA Leave Laws

At the start of the coronavirus crisis the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was passed, and The U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance for employers under their Final Rule. New York State sued the DOL in federal court, and on August 3rd the court issued a decision striking down several provisions of the DOL Rule. The new ruling will impact employers’ implementation of the FFCRA in New York. To learn more about the changes and potential impact on your business, read Stacey Trien’s article here.

Top 5 COVID-19 Issues for Employers to Consider in the Summer of 2020

We’ve now passed the three-month anniversary of the COVID-19 Pause requirements in New York State, and businesses are beginning to re-open. Partner, Stacey E. Trien, discusses the top five issues for employers to consider as we move into the summer.

Read Stacey’s article published in the Daily Record here.

Adams Leclair Client Webinar for Employers and HR Professionals

In keeping with our firm’s continued commitment to provide our clients the most current information during the COVID-19 crisis, Adams Leclair hosted a webinar in May targeting employers and HR Professionals. 

With new state and federal laws continuing to evolve, this is an important time to plan for your next steps when deciding whether to further reduce or re-hire your workforce, workplace policies for social distancing and COVID testing, reducing exposure to discrimination claims, and maintaining compliance with new and existing laws.

Download the webinar here

Help with Paycheck Protection Program

The attorneys at Adams Leclair are committed to assisting our clients navigate the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The government continues to issue regulations and guidance that impact many PPP borrowers. We are here to advise on these evolving directives, and to help you understand what they mean for your business. If you have questions about the PPP, contact us and let us help.

Coronavirus and Essential Services

Partner Daniel Adams discusses Essential Services as defined by Executive Order 202 as a result of COVID-19. Read more about it here.

Limited Access to Courts During COVID Shutdown

Partner, Paul Leclair provides a summary of how the rules presently govern the court system.

Read more here.

Remote Mediation Services Provide Options During COVID Shutdown

The most efficient way to resolve business disputes or contract issues is to secure a session with retired former New York State Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Stander.

Read more here.

CARES Act: Do You Qualify for New Small Business Stimulus Funds?

Partner, Stacey E. Trien, outlines key provisions of a new program under The CARES Act administered by the SBA to assist qualified small businesses through this difficult time. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27th by President Trump.

Read more here.

Contract Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic – What are your Rights?

How will the COVID-19 pandemic effect your business’ contractual obligations? Jared Cook discusses various scenarios that many business owners will face throughout this global health crisis.

Learn more about your rights as a business owner here.

Governor Cuomo Clarifies Distinction Over Non-Essential Construction Projects

Partner, Anthony J. Adams, discusses Governor Andrew Cuomo’s latest guidelines for non-essential construction projects. Read all about it here.

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