Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide legal guidance to our clients on this rapidly evolving challenge. This site is being continuously updated with current and relevant information to help employers prepare for and respond to the crisis. Please check the COVID-19 updates below for the latest articles and information regarding the pandemic, and click here to subscribe to our email communications.


> Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act

Legal Alert - Treasury Issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Legal Alert - Treasury Issues Additional Guidance on Affiliation Rules for Applicants of PPP Loans Under the CARES Act

Legal Alert: The CARES Act: Relief for Residential Landlords with Federally Backed Mortgage Loans and Their Tenants

Legal Alert: The CARES Act Provides Mid-Size Business and Main Street Business Loans to Help Stabilize the Economy

Legal Alert: Senate Approves Paycheck Protection Loan Program and Loan Forgiveness Under the CARES Act

On Demand Webinar: Navigating the CARES Act: How Your Small Business May Benefit From Available Loan Programs


> Webinars

UPCOMING: Guidance for Employers on Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Session Five
April 9, 2020 | 11:00 am EST
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UPCOMING: Important Considerations and "Must-Dos" for your Employee Benefit Plans in Light of COVID-19
April 13, 2020 | 2:00 pm EST
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UPCOMING: Covid-19: Impact on Global Incentive Plans
April 15, 2020 | 11:00 am EST
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ON DEMAND: Guidance for Employers on Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Session Four
Recorded on April 2, 2020 

ON DEMAND: Helping Businesses Navigate COVID-19 Legislation 
Recorded on April 2, 2020 | Co-presented with Brown & Brown Insurance

ON DEMAND: Two (and a Half) Weeks In: Ongoing Data Protection Concerns in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Recorded on April 1, 2020

ON DEMAND: Navigating the CARES Act: How Your Small Business May Benefit From Available Loan Programs
Recorded on March 31, 2020

ON DEMAND: Guidance for Employers on Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Session Three
Recorded on March 26, 2020

ON DEMAND: Managing Privacy & Data Security Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Recorded on March 20, 2020

ON DEMAND: Guidance for Employers on Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Session Two
Recorded on March 19, 2020 

ON DEMAND: Guidance for Employers on Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Session One
Recorded on March 12, 2020

> Virtual Panel Discussion

UPCOMING: COVID-19: Legal Ramifications for Small Companies - Planet MicroCap Showcase 2020
April 21, 2020
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> LEGALcurrents®

April 6 - What to Do If You Obtain a PPP Loan

April 6 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 4.6.2020

April 5 - UPDATED: Interim Final Rules Issued for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

April 4 - Treasury Issues Additional Guidance on Affiliation Rules for Applicants of PPP Loans Under the CARES Act

April 3 - The CARES Act: Relief for Residential Landlords with Federally Backed Mortgage Loans and Their Tenants

April 3 - Interim Final Rules Issued for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

April 2 - 2020 - 2021 New York State Budget Update

April 2 - COVID-19 Immigration Implications for Employers

April 1 - The CARES Act Provides Mid-Size Business and Main Street Business Loans to Help Stabilize the Economy

March 31 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.31.2020

March 30 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.30.2020

March 30 - COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction and Design Industries - UPDATED

March 30 - Privacy and Data Security Risks During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 29 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.29.2020

March 27 - Resolving Your Disputes in the Age of COVID-19

March 27 - Unprecedented: The Response of New York Courts to the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 26 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.26.2020

March 26 - Monroe County Announces Loan Program to Support Small Businesses

March 26 - Senate Approves Paycheck Protection Loan Program and Loan Forgiveness Under the CARES Act

March 26 - A Wave of Enforcement Actions May Follow in the Wake of COVID-19

March 25 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.25.2020

March 24 - COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction and Design Industries

March 24 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.24.2020

March 23 - NYS Legislative Session Update - 3.23.2020 

March 23 - Considerations for Suspending Business Operations Under Force Majeure Clauses

March 23 - SBA Offers Low-Interest Loans Aimed at Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 22 - Updates to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order and Empire State Development Guidance

March 20 - Relief for Notarizations in New York

March 20 - Governor Cuomo Mandates 100% of Workforce of Non-Essential Businesses Stay Home

March 20 - Recent Update on Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders and NYS Budget Negotiations

March 20 - COVID-19 Developments in Health Care

March 19 - Governor Cuomo Elaborates on Workforce Reduction Executive Order 

March 19 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act Requires Group Health Plans to Cover COVID-19 Testing

March 18 - COVID-19 National Disaster Relief Declaration Paves Way for Employers to Provide Relief

March 18 - Governor Cuomo Announces Executive Order on Non-Essential Business 

March 18 - Update on Paid Sick Leave Legislation

March 17 - 2020 Legislative Session Update - The Latest Developments

March 17 - SEC Releases Guidance on COVID-19 Issues Associated with Annual Meetings of Stockholders

March 16 - The Latest on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the New York State Legislative Session 

March 13 - SEC Guidance and Relief Related to COVID-19

March 12 - COVID-19 Travel Restriction Implications for Foreign Nationals  

March 11 - IRS Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for HSA-Compatible High Deductible Plans

March 6 - Guidance for Employers on Responding to the Coronavirus


> Blog Post

March 31 - Privacy and Data Security Risks During COVID-19 Pandemic - Privacy and Data Security Blog

March 20 - Relief for Notarizations in New York - Trusts and Estates Blog

March 6 - Guidance for Employers on Responding to the Coronavirus - Labor and Employment Blog


> Media Coverage

April 2 - Businesses Seeking Essential Status, The Daily Record

March 12 - Employers Left with Plenty of Coronavirus-Related Questions, 13WHAM

March 12 - Coronavirus and Paid Leave: What are my rights as an employee in New York?Democrat & Chronicle


> Message from HSE Managing Partner Craig S. Wittlin - March 24, 2020

Dear Clients and Friends:

As we continue to watch and monitor the worldwide COVID-19 response, we are confident that we will emerge from this once-in-a-lifetime experience stronger and more grateful for our connections with family, friends and colleagues.

For the last week, Harter Secrest & Emery attorneys and staff have been working remotely.  I am pleased to share that our tools and technology are working well in a very secure environment. Our attorneys and staff are collaborating well in new ways and continue to be fully engaged and accessible as they provide our clients with vital strategic legal counsel and support.  I personally could not be prouder of the way our people have banded together to service clients and help each other.

As we continue to do all we can to support each other and our clients through this very interesting period, I want to emphasize that our single-minded focus on client service remains our most important firm value. At this time, perhaps more than ever, we will not waver from our focus on our clients.

Please continue to contact your HSE attorney as you normally would, and do not ever hesitate to contact me or any HSE attorney as questions arise, regardless of the day or time. The firm’s COVID-19 web page provides legal guidance on this rapidly evolving challenge, including a contact list for the HSE COVID-19 Task Force.

We are committed to serving your legal needs during these uncertain times without any interruption in service. Everyone at HSE wishes you, your colleagues, and your families good health and safety. Thank you.

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Craig S. Wittlin
Managing Partner

 

 

 

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