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Effects of COVID-19 on Personal Injury Claims

Judges and court staff throughout New York are returning to their assigned courthouses, many for the first time in more than year. Awaiting them is a massive backlog of cases that have built up since COVID-19 virtually shut down the court system in early 2020. A significant number of those delayed cases are personal injury… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Essential Workers with COVID-19

New York employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, covering medical costs and lost wages for employees who are injured on the job or who suffer a work-related illness. Generally, workers’ compensation does not cover community-spread diseases such as the cold or the flu because there is typically insufficient evidence that the illness is work-related. However,… Read More »

Update on Changes to Workplace Laws During COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace is prompting changes in laws governing employment benefits. Significantly, a new bill was signed into law on September 28, 2020 by Mayor Bill de Blasio that, among other things, revises the amount of sick leave that New York City employers are required to provide. The law… Read More »