Resources for businesses and HR regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the situation regarding the novel coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 or “Coronavirus” is constantly evolving, it is imperative that employers stay up-to-date with the most current information. Accordingly, we have compiled a list of resources to ensure that employers are equipped with the latest advice as the situation continues to develop.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published interim guidance for businesses and employers based on what is currently known about Coronavirus, as well as interim cleaning and disinfection recommendations for community, non-healthcare facilities, such as offices.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created a webpage dedicated to providing important health information for workers and employers in connection with the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • The New York State Department of Health continues to update its website with information concerning the number of positive cases of Coronavirus in New York State. It has also established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline (1-888-364-3065) for information about Coronavirus.
  • The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has published FAQs for businesses and employers concerning Coronavirus.
  • The New York Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave.
  • Small Business Administration, Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources.
  • On June 22nd, bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela will cover issues that businesses who are financially-troubled should consider when seeking new funding and in restructuring their debts. Sign up for the Lawline webinar.
  • Join litigators Vincent Syracuse and Maryann Stallone on June 2nd at 5pm EDT for a interactive mock virtual mediation with NYSBA. Sign up here.
  • Don't miss this IBA webinar on June 1st with investment management attorney Michael Tannenbaum. He will discuss issues across the jurisdictions to highlight the key aspects of this crisis for the asset management and funds industry. Register here.
  • Join employment attorney Andrew Yacyshyn on May 19th at 2pm EDT for an update on small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up here for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce webinar.
  • Many joined investment management attorney Wayne Davis on May 19th at 11am EDT for a discussion on legal aspects of running a fund post-COVID-19. Register for the Prager webinar here.
  • On Friday, May 15th at 1pm EDT, employment attorneys Andrew W. Singer and Jason B. Klimpl discussed the crucial issues that employers need to consider before welcoming back their employees. Sign up here.
  • Employment attorney Jason B. Klimpl spoke on May 14th at 12pm EDT on about how the coronavirus has impacted various companies and how they have adapted in these times to keep their businesses running. NYSA.
  • This 30 minute briefing lead by Michael Riela and Jason Rimland highlighted the key updates on PPP loans and covered the two Main Street Loan facilities and how they work in practice. This event took place on April 16th. Sign up here.
  • On April 10th at 9:30am EDT, corporate attorney Jason Rimland discussed how your business can adapt to the new normal and how the provisions of the CARES Act can help your business currently. Business in the time of Coronavirus.
  • Many joined Jason Klimpl, Michael Riela, and Jason Rimland on April 9th at 2:00-3:00pm EDT for an informative webinar on how staffing firms can benefit from the CARES Act and SBA Loans, the Paycheck Protection Program, and much more. More information here.
  • On April 8th at 2:00-3:00pm EDT, bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela spoke about what cash-strapped businesses need to know during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sign up here.
  • On April 3rd at 11am EDT, attorneys Michele Itri, Jason Rimland, Valerie Ben-Or and Alexa Zelmanowicz discussed the government loan and grant programs that are currently available to businesses in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
  • On April 2nd at 2pm EDT, THSH's Michael Riela, Eric Schoenfeld, and Vincent Syracuse addressed what force majeure clauses are, when they might be invoked, and the circumstances under which the invocation of the clause might be successful. Click here to register.
  • On April 2nd at 11am EDT, THSH attorney Jason Rimland spoke at the NYSBA webinar on the four areas of benefits available to lawyers under the statutes and regulations to help small and medium-sized firms, and solos, survive the COVID-19 pandemic. More info here.
  • On April 2nd at 11am EDT, THSH's Joel Klarreich and Michael Riela discussed how staffing firms can detect warning signs of financial trouble in their clients, how to prepare for the worst at the outset of the client relationship, and how staffing firms may reduce their losses if a client ends up in peril in a webinar with NYSA. Register now.
  • On April 1st at 3pm EDT, THSH Jason Rimland discussed the recent signing of the CARES act. Register here.
  • On April 1st, real estate attorney Ari Davis spoke in the Janover Coronavirus Webinar Series and discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the real estate industry.
  • On March 25th, Tannenbaum Helpern attorneys Elizabeth Schlissel and Andrew Yacyshyn spoke at the webinar, Employer Obligations Under New Federal and State COVID-19 Legislation.
  • On March 24th, THSH hosted a webinar panel discussing preventative measures employers should take in the event of a Coronavirus outbreak in the workplace. Employment attorney Andrew Singer moderated, and employment attorneys Elizabeth Schlissel and Marisa Sandler spoke, together with Adam Eiseman of the Lloyd Group.
  • On March 23rd, employment attorney Andrew W. Singer teamed up with Brio Benefits for a 30 minute briefing on how to handle common HR and employment issues relating to the coronavirus. Sign up here.
  • On March 23rd, employment attorneys and NYSA General Counsel Jason Klimpl and Andrew Yacyshyn updated NYSA members on additional coronavirus legal developments, including the impact of new sick leave legislation. Program starts at 2pm.
  • On March 20th at 9:30am, Vistage and THSH's Andrew Singer and Jason Klimpl had an exclusive 45-minute briefing/Q&A on how to handle HR and employment issues relating to the Coronavirus.
  • On March 19th, employment attorneys Jason Klimpl and Andrew Yacyshn discussed with members of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce the impact that Coronavirus may have on business and the workplace. Program starts at 2pm.
  • On March 16th, employment attorney Elizabeth Schlissel discussed what steps employers should take to prepare for and minimize any business disruption due to Coronavirus in a New York State Bar Association one-hour webinar.
  • On March 13th, employment attorney Jason Klimpl lead a New York Staffing Association power briefing on what staffing members need to know about Coronavirus.On March 12th, employment attorneys Stacey Usiak, Andrew Yacyshyn, and Marisa Sandler hosted a 30-minute HR Briefing on how to handle common HR and employment issues relating to Coronavirus.
  • On March 11th and March 13th, employment attorneys Jason Klimpl and Andrew Yacyshyn discussed the impact of Coronavirus on business and the workplace in two 30-minute conference calls hosted by The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
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