A Weekly Update and Discussion on Legal and Practical Issues

Each Tuesday

Business in 2021

Our weekly Business in 2021 series will continue to cover how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business as well as other topics relevant in today’s business environment. Each Tuesday during our 45-minute webinar we will provide timely guidance on:

  • Developments out of Albany
  • Post COVID employment trends
  • New York marijuana legislation
  • CDC guidance and its impact on New York businesses
  • Notable litigation trends, COVID-related & otherwise
  • School operating plans
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy updates

Tuesdays
12 - 12:45 p.m.

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View November 30, 2021 WebinarPresenter Information

  • What's On My Desk . . . 
  • COVID Leave Review
  • Update from Albany

View November 23, 2021 WebinarPresenter Information

  • School Law Update
  • Electronic Monitoring Law - What Employers Need to Know
  • Updated EEOC COVID Guidance
  • The General Counsel Corner
  • Update from Albany

View November 16, 2021 WebinarPresenter Information

  • Update on State Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate
  • OSHA ETS Update
  • Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
  • Update from Albany

View November 9, 2021 WebinarPresenter Information

  • Vaccine Mandates Overview
  • OSHA's Vax or Text Emergency Temporary Standard
  • Federal Vaccine Mandates
  • Update from Albany

View November 2, 2021 WebinarPresenter Information

  • What's On My Desk . . . .
  • Where Do Vaccination Mandates Stand for NY Employers?
  • Practical Advice on Religious Accommodations & New EEOC Guidance
  • Update from Albany

View October 26, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Updated EEOC Guidance on Vaccine Requirements
  • HERO Act - Recap and Update
  • NYS Retirement Security for All Act - Update
  • Update from Albany

View October 19, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • What's On My Desk . . . .
  • OSHA COVID Vaccination ETS
  • NYSDOL Cannabis Legalization FAQs
  • Update from Albany

View October 12, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • NY Division of Human Rights Developments
  • Farm Labor Unionization
  • Update from Albany
  • COVID Leave Summary and Bond "Mailbag" Questions

View October 5, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • HERO Act Update and NY Paid COVID Leave (Expiration of the FFCRA)
  • HHS Guidance on COVID and HIPAA
  • Update from Albany

View September 28, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Vaccine Mandate Update
  • HERO Act Update
  • COVID Litigation
  • Miscellaneous, including Expiration of FFCRA

View September 21, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • COBRA Subsidy Update
  • Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers - Update and FAQs
  • Update from Albany
  • From the Bond "Mailbag"

View September 14, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • HERO Act FAQs
  • Most Significant Vaccine Mandates
  • Update from Albany

View September 7, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Important HERO Act Development
  • Update from Albany
  • Employee Benefits Issues Implicated by Premium Differential COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Programs
  • Unemployment Insurance Update

View August 31, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Mandatory COVID Vaccination Regulation
  • COVID Vaccination Accomodation Issues
  • Update From Albany 

View August 24, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • NYC Mandatory Vaccination Requirements
  • NYC (& NYS?) Mandatory Retirement Program(s)
  • Update From Albany 
  • From the Bond "Mail Bag"

View August 17, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Implications of the Current COVID Surge 
  • School Law Update
  • Update From Albany 
  • Updated COVID Guidance and FAQs 

View August 10, 2021 Webinar Presenter Information

  • NY HERO Act Compliance
  • Preliminary Insight for HR on the Cuomo Investigative Report
  • Update from Albany
  • Handling COVID Personnel Issues in the "Post-COVID" Phase

View August 3, 2021 Webinar Presenter Information

  • Unemployment Update
  • Update from Albany
  • Employer Vaccination Mandates

View July 27, 2021 Webinar Presenter Information

  • Student Loan Reimbursement Programs
  • Wage and Hour Compliance Issues with Remote Work
  • From the Bond "Mail Bag" (including HERO Act compliance issues)
  • Update from Albany

View July 20, 2021 Webinar Presenter Information

  • Updates Regarding the ARPA COBRA Tax Credit
  • Returning to the Office - Grooming and Dress Code Issues
  • Higher Education Student Vaccine Mandate Decision and Update
  • Update from Albany

View July 13, 2021 Webinar Presenter Information

  • HERO Act Standard and Templates/Guidance
  • Biden EO on Anti-Competitive Activity
  • Refresher on Harassment & Sexual Harassment Requirements in NY/NYC
  • Update from Albany

View July 6, 2021 Webinar Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Court Challenges to Vaccine Mandates
  • NYS HERO Act Update
  • COVID-related Leaves

View June 29, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Return to Office Plans and HERO Act Concerns
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Tips for Employers
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decision

View June 22, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • OSHA's COVID-19 Guidance, FAQs and Unresolved Issues
  • HERO Act Amendments and New Deadlines
  • Update from Albany
  • What COVID Laws/Restrictions Remain and FAQs

View June 15, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Dismissal of Federal Lawsuit Challenging Hospital's Mandatory Vaccination Policy
  • OSHA's COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard & General Industry Guidance
  • From the Viewer "Mail Bag"
  • Update from Albany

View June 8, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Continuing COVID Issues Facing School Districts
  • Reopening Plan Review: What Has Changed and What Remains?
  • Update from Albany
  • FAQs
  • Updated EEOC Guidance on Vaccinations

View June 1, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Updated EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 Including Vaccination Issues
  • Masking Requirements for Employees, Visitors, etc.
  • Update from Albany
  • From the Viewer E-mail "Bag"

View May 25, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • FAQs Regarding NY Mask Guidance
  • COVID Litigation Update
  • ARPA COBRA Subsidy Update
  • COVID Safety Plan Updates

View May 18, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Employers and Masking Rules in New York
  • HERO Act Brief Review and FAQs
  • Mandatory Vaccination Policies and Legal Developments
  • Return-to-Work, Stay Remote, Hybrid Work Arrangements and Post-COVID Employment Trends

View May 11, 2021 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Collective Bargaining and COVID - Vaccination, Workplace Safety and Paid Leave
  • Legal Issues with Vaccination Incentive Programs
  • New York Legislative Update - Healthcare Staffing Laws

View May 4, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Continuing Questions for Employers Related to the New York Marijuana Legislation
  • Updated CDC Guidance and its Impact on New York Businesses
  • The HERO Act - Summary and Status
  • Update from Albany

View April 27, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Notable Litigation Trends, COVID-Related & Otherwise
  • COVID Vaccination Issues to Keep in Mind
  • Potential Increased UI Charges for Employers
  • Update from Albany

View April 20, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • The Union Vote at Amazon and Take-Aways for Employers
  • COBRA Subsidy and Recent New Developments
  • Department of Health Guidance & Schools
  • UI Update
  • Albany Update

View April 13, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Updated New York School Reopening Guidance
  • COVID Paid Leave Summary
  • New York's Marijuana Act - What Does it Mean?
  • Update from Albany
  • Overview of New Guidance Documents on Travel and Quarantine

View April 6, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Putney Twombly Lawyers Join Bond
  • PPP "To Do" List
  • COVID-19 Leave Related Hypothetical Case Studies
  • COVID-19 Emerging Student Vaccination Requirements on College Campuses
  • Update from Albany

View March 30, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • ARPA COBRA Subsidy - Tax Credit Provisions
  • ARPA Family Leave and Sick Leave Tax Credit Provisions
  • Vaccination Update
  • Update from Albany
  • Marijuana Legislation
  • Unemployment Update

View March 23, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • American Rescue Plan Act - COBRA Subsidy
  • American Rescue Plan Act - Employment Provisions
  • PPP Update
  • School Update
  • Unemployment Update

View March 16, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Relief Package - The Relief Provisions
  • Employment Claims and COVID
  • The NY SHIELD Act - Are You in Compliance?

View March 9, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Vaccine and Variant Update
  • PPP Update
  • Relief Legislation Update
  • NYS Labor Legislation
  • Update from Albany

View March 2, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • COVID Relief Legislation - Status Update and Highlights
  • OSHA COVID Citations and Things to Keep an Eye On I
  • Tracking COVID Legislation - Things to Keep an Eye On II
  • Travel Quarantine Status and Update
  • Update from Albany

View February 23, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • PPP Update
  • SDHR Conciliation Updates
  • Update from Albany
  • Remote Workers I - Tax and Payroll Issues
  • Remote Workers II - Other Employment Law Considerations

View February 16, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • CDC Update - What Does it Mean for New York?
  • OSHA Guidance - Reflections Two Weeks Later
  • Virtual Hearing - What to Expect
  • Update from Albany
  • School Update

View February 9, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Vaccine Update I - Where Do We Stand
  • Vaccine Update II - Mandates, Refusals, Paid Time Off, etc.
  • Operating Plans - Pitfalls and Approaches
  • Update from Albany

View February 2, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Leases and Contracts - COVID Related Issues
  • Litigation Update - New NYS Court Rules
  • New OSHA Guidance
  • Update from Albany
  • Unemployment Update
  • Discipline Considerations for Off Duty Conduct

View January 26, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • NYC COVID Paid Leave - DOL Guidance Questions and Answers
  • HIPAA and Medical Information - Recurring COVID Related Questions
  • Update from Albany
  • NYS DHR Update - What is New and How Does it Affect Employers?

View January 19, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • PPP Update
  • COVID Plans from the Biden Transition Team
  • Update from Albany
  • Higher Education Relief Package Provisions - Known and Unknown
  • COVID WARN Act Developments

View January 12, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Vaccinations Update
  • Update from Albany
  • Litigation Update
  • Year-End Appropriations and COVID-19 Act
  • COVID Cost Savings

View January 5, 2021 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Final Relief Package II
  • Relief Package - Final Employment Provisions
  • Update from Albany
  • Quarantine Requirements - Where Are We?
  • FFCRA and NYS COVID Leave

View December 29, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Leave Laws
  • Business Shutdowns and Operations
  • Executive Orders and Guidance - Continuous Updates and Revisions
  • The Virus - What We Know and What We Don't
  • School Issues - Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

View December 22, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Relief Package I - Key Provisions for Businesses
  • Relief Package II - Key Provisions for Employers
  • Holiday Travel Review
  • Update from Albany
  • Vaccination Issues - A Quick Guide of Where We Are

View December 15, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • NY PSL - The Latest Updates
  • New York Wage and Hour - New Minimum Wage and Salaried Exemption Thresholds
  • Recurrent Pandemic Employment Issues - Some Things to Keep in Mind
  • Update from Albany
  • Relief Package on the Horizon

View December 8, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Vaccine Update - Considerations and Observations Regarding Vaccines
  • Employee Considerations for Vaccines
  • Reasonable Accommodations and COVID-19 - A Review
  • Update from Albany

View December 1, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Return to Work Guidance
  • Travel Guidance
  • Leave Issues

View November 24, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • How to Prepare for a Scale Back or Shutdown of Operations
  • Discipline and Discharge - COVID Offenses and Run of the Mill Discipline
  • New York Update - Year End and New Year Labor Considerations

View November 17, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • PPP Update - Where are We?
  • COVID Litigation Update - Statues of Limitations, Jury Trial, Legal Theories and the Courts
  • Update from Albany
  • School Issues - What is the Latest?
  • Working Remotely from Outside New York - Tax and Registration Considerations

View November 10, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • PPP Update - SBA Questionnaire and Other Updates
  • Revised Travel Advisory - One Week Later, What is Clear
  • Revised Travel Advisory - One Week Later, What is Unclear
  • Update from Albany
  • Leave Questions on the Horizon - Expiration of the FFCRA and Implementation of NY PSL

View November 3, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Travel Guidance I - New Guidance and Rules
  • Travel Guidance II - Open Questions
  • Disability Related FAQs
  • Reopening/Operating Plans
  • School Update - Where Do We Stand?

View October 27, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • New York Paid Sick Leave
  • Rightsizing, Downsizing and Furloughs
  • OSHA Update
  • New York Travel, Return to Work and Cluster Developments

View October 20, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Relief Program and Year-End Planning
  • New York Paid SIck Leave - NYS Ordinance Amendments and NYS Update
  • CARES Act Litigation - Update on Theories and Claims
  • Furloughs/RIFs - Impact on Retirement Plans
  • Update from Albany

View October 13, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • PPP Interim Rule
  • Symptomatic, Exposed, COVID Positive - When Can Employees Work?
  • Update from Albany

View October 6, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Pandemic Planning for Public Employers
  • School Reopening Update
  • Update from Albany
  • OSHA Update - COVID Developments
  • Litigation Update - A Review of Recent Cases
  • COVID Exposure FAQs - What Do We Do Now?

View September 29, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • NYS PSL - Three Big Things to Have in Mind
  • Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements
  • Reopening FAQs
  • Wage and Hour Claims Arising from the Pandemic
  • Assessing the Metrics - Where are We?

View September 22, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Taking Stock of the Pandemic
  • Employment Litigation - Claims to Watch For
  • Employer COVID Liability Update
  • Unemployment Recap - Where are We?
  • Relief Programs

View September 15, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • DOL Revised FFCRA Regulations
  • New EEOC COVID Guidance
  • COVID Litigation Update

View September 8, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Payroll Tax Guidance - What are Your Options?
  • Unemployment Update
  • Update from Albany
  • New York Paid Sick Leave FAQs
  • School Reopening Update

View September 1, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • New York Paid Sick Leave - FAQs
  • Higher Education Update - Developments and Trends
  • Update from Albany
  • Litigation Update - Class Action Lawsuits
  • Addressing Leave Issues - New Guidance from the Department of Labor

View August 25, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Unemployment Insurance Update - Where are we Now?
  • Payroll Tax Update - Where are we Now (Part II)?
  • Update from Albany
  • Reopening Issues - Where are we Now (Part III)?
  • School Reopening Update

View August 18, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Reopening Update - Gyms, Bowling Alleys and What is Next
  • Reopening Part II - Occupancy Guidance
  • Litigation Update
  • PPP Program - Review and Recap of Where We Are
  • School Reopening Update

View August 11, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Overview of High Profile COVID Cases & Status of Federal Liability Protection
  • Update from Albany
  • Paid Sick Leave Issues (ESL and PSL)

View August 4, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • School District Update
  • School-Related Employee Leave Issues
  • New York Paid Sick Leave
  • PPP Forgiveness
  • Update from Albany

View July 28, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • FFCRA Update - What's Old and What's New
  • New York Forward Opening
  • Opearing Issues - FAQs
  • Procedural Changes at Division of Human Rights
  • Update from Albany

View July 21, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • School Reopening – What We Know and What We Don’t Know (Up to this Point)
  • Higher Education Reopening – Assessing the Difficult Issues
  • Impact of PPP on Transactions – Considerations, Pitfalls, etc. for Your Transaction
  • Update from Albany
  • Managing COVID Related Retaliation Claims

View July 14, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • DOH Emergency Rule
  • Reopening Update - Where are We (Phases, Industry Guidance, Updates)
  • Business Interruption Insurance Claims in the Age of COVID-19
  • What is Ahead - A Look Forward

View July 7, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • Weekly Albany Update
  • NYS Travel Advisory
  • Public Sector - Municipal Reopening & Travel
  • Main Street Lending Program

View June 30, 2020 Webinar |  Presenter Information

  • PPP Update
  • Travel Advisory Executive Order
  • Update From Albany

View June 23, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Business Tax Issues - Benefits and Credits Under the COVID-19 Legislation
  • Phase IV Reopening - What is Coming
  • Phase IV Reopening - Higher Education Guidance
  • Waiver Considerations - Things to Think About
  • Accommodation Issues Review

View June 16, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Reopening Update - Where are We Now?
  • Reopening Future - Where are we Going and What Can we Foresee?
  • Liability Issues - Update on Claims and Theories
  • OSHA Update
  • PPP Program

View June 9, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • PPP - Update and Putting it in Perspective - Where are We Now?
  • Reopening Updates - Current Status of Guidance, Executive Orders and Industry Plans
  • Update from Albany
  • Unemployment Update - What is Clear and What Remains in Flux

View June 2, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • PPP FAQ's - Things to Focus on as Reopening Proceeds
  • Reopening Update - Clearing Up Some Questions
  • Reopening Update - Where Are We?
  • Employment Accommodation and Discrimination Issues
  • COVID-19 Exposure Claims - Things to Consider as Businesses Reopen

View May 26, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • CARES Act Final Regulations and Loan Forgiveness Application
  • Update from Albany
  • Phase One Reopening and Anticipated
  • Issues in Phase Two

View May 19, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Update from Albany
  • Phase 1 and Reopening Plans
  • What Can We Expect in the Coming Weeks?
  • Employment Issues
  • PPP Update

View May 12, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • FFCRA Leave and Rehiring Issues
  • Working Remotely
  • New York's Pubic Sector - Restricted, Not Paused
  • Update from Albany
  • Tax Credits, Loans and PPP Update

View May 5, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Unemployment Update - Top Issues Under the CARES Act
  • Litigation Update - NYUS Court E-Filing and Other Litigation Issues
  • Reopening Update - The Latest on Reopening Plans
  • Update from Albany
  • Loan and Relief Issues - The Evolving Issues and Update

View April 28, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • FEMA's Public Assistance Program for Entities Affected by COVID-19
  • CARES Act Part II and PPP Update
  • Going from NY on PAUSE to NY FORWARD
  • Reopening Considerations - Components of a Reopening Plan 
  • Avoiding Employment Discrimination Claims Related to Coronavirus

View April 21, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Coronavirus in the Workplace
  • Layoffs, Furloughs and WARN Act Issues
  • Update from Albany
  • Reopening Issues - Planning and Preparedness
  • Negligence and Litigation Issues
  • Relief Programs - The Old, The New and The Unknown

View April 14, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • The Latest Guidance from ESDC and Update on Complaints to AG's Office
  • Update from Albany
  • Leave Documentation
  • Product Liability and Other Issues
  • Main Street Lending Program

View April 7, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Navigating Notice, Statutory and Paid Leave Overlay, Health Care Provider Definition, Counting Employees
  • Dealing with Troubled Companies
  • Commercial Rent Payment - Overview
  • Updates from Albany

View March 31, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • The CARES Act
  • Families First and CARES Act: Key Employment Law Provisions
  • Unemployment Summary
  • The Latest Developments From Albany: NY Updates
  • OSHA Guidance for COVID-19

View March 24, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • Imposition of Restrictions in Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities
  • The Latest Out of Governor Cuomo’s Office
  • How COVID-19 has Impacted Pending Litigation and Curtailed Court Operations
  • Emergency Aid Measures

View March 17, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • The Scope of NYS Executive Orders
  • The Impact on Private Sector and Municipal Entities
  • Controlling a Virus Hot Spot: The New Rochelle Experience
  • Best Practices for Remote Work Arrangements
  • Business Interruption Insurance Issues and Contract Claims Arising from the COVID-19 Crisis

View March 10, 2020 Webinar  |  Presenter Information

  • NY State of Emergency: Public Health Announcements & Advisories
  • Practical Steps Employers Should Be Doing Now
  • Cancelling Events and Potential Contract/Insurance Issues
  • Best Resources to Stay up to Date