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.

Governmental Resources and Guidance

  • 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.

THSH Events

  • On April 8th at 2:00-3:00pm EST, bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela will be speaking about what cash-strapped businesses need to know during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sign up here.
  • On April 2nd at 2pm EST, THSH's Michael Riela, Eric Schoenfeld, and
    Vincent Syracuse will address 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 EST, THSH's Joel Klarreich and Michael Riela will discuss 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 EST, join THSH Jason Rimland for a briefing with Brio Benefits discussing the recent signing of the CARES act. Register here.
  • On April 1st, real estate attorney Ari Davis will partake in the Janover Coronavirus Webinar Series and discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the real estate industry.
  • On April 1st at 11am EST, attorneys Michael Riela, Jason Rimland, and Alexa Zelmanowicz will discuss the government loan and grant programs that are currently available to businesses in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
  • 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.

THSH Resources


Financing/Small Business Loans
Michael J. Riela | | 212-508-6773
Jason M. Rimland | | 212-702-3142

HR and employment related issues
Andrew W. Singer | | 212-508-6723
Andrew P. Yacyshyn | | 212-508-6792
Elizabeth E. Schlissel | | 212-508-6714
Jason B. Klimpl | | 212-508-7529
Joel A. Klarreich | | 212-508-6747
Marisa Sandler | | 212-702-3164
Stacey A. Usiak | | 212-702-3158

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