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As the legal and regulatory schemes arising from COVID-19 continue to shift and evolve, it is crucial that employers stay up to date on the latest in compliance. To that end, certain agencies offer primers and fact sheets to help guide the way. Just this month, for instance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its online primer on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Rehabilitation Act, and more. These updates, which…
We previously blogged about a decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) that invalidated portions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) final rule (Original Final Rule) relating to paid coronavirus leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). To recap, that ruling: (1) invalidated USDOL’s rule that paid leave is only available if an employer has work for an employee to take leave from, because USDOL…
Elementary and secondary school students throughout New York State have begun returning to the classroom—in some cases virtually—over the last several days. Whether or not students will attend school in person depends on a number of factors, such as the parameters of each school district’s reopening plan, the child’s grade level, whether or not the child has an individualized education plan and parental preference. As an outgrowth of this new educational landscape, employers must learn…
The COVID-19 crisis has placed great pressure on commercial real property taxpayers in Nassau County who already pay some of the highest real property tax rates in the Country. In Nassau County, commercial properties are assessed for purposes of real property taxation based on the value of the real property, which is determined in large part on the real properties’ potential to generate income.  The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has already crippled many commercial property owners…
Jaspan Schlesinger LLP partner Robert Londin will moderate the second episode of a five-part webinar series dedicated to private Mergers and Acquisitions transactions.  The series spans from early transaction concerns and planning to key provisions of transaction documents, and Mr. Londin will serve as moderator for the entire series.  “Episode #2 is one of my favorite installments of this series.  This episode focuses on key provisions of M&A transaction documents” noted Robert Londin of the…
Debtor fails to comply with the terms of his or her contractual obligations.  Creditor then sues Debtor for breach of contract and ultimately prevails and obtains a judgment against Debtor.  Creditor then seeks post-judgment discovery from Debtor in a search of Debtor’s assets in order to satisfy the judgment against him or her.  In response, Debtor invokes the constitutional privilege against self-incrimination under federal and state law and Debtor refuses to provide the requested post-judgment…