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To view the most current Executive Orders from the Office of the Governor and Essential Business Guidance Documents, please follow the links below:Executive Orders from the Office of the Governorhttps://www.governor.ny.gov/executiveorders  New York State  - Empire State Development:  Essential Business Guidance Documentshttps://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

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Employers in New York will be required to revise their employee sick leave requirement under a new law enacted in the New York State budget.    Effective October 1, 2020, Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2020, established minimum standards for sick leave in New York, including a minimum amount of sick leave to be provided accrual and carry over standards, and use of sick leave.  In addition, the new law prevents employer retaliation for an employee’s use of sick leave, requires [...]

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Updates from WOH Environmental Practice Group.pdfI.    United States Environmental Protection AgencyA.    EPA Issues Discretionary Enforcement PolicyOn March 26, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a policy memorandum entitled “COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program.” The memo describes EPA’s intent to utilize enforcement discretion during the COVID-19 pandemic for [...]

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COVID-19 and Business Interruption Coverage: Policyholder and Insurer Perspectives webinar explores coverage for business interruption in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspectives of both insurers and insureds. The speakers include Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Jean Gerbini who has been focusing her practice on issues affecting consumers and providers of insurance for more than 30 years.  Joining Ms. Gerbini is Michael Troisi, from Rivkin Radler located in [...]

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Download PDFThe Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) provides assistance to organizations, including non-profits, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Among other things, the CARES Act established the Paycheck Protection Program and the expanded Economic Injury Disaster Loans, both of which are discussed below.   The guidance on these loans changes daily as the programs develop and lenders and the Small Business Administration (the SBA) work through the [...]

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