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.
- 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.
- In this BulletPoint, investment attorneys discuss a Coronavirus update on the SEC providing relief from certain schedule 13F and 13G filing requirements. Read about it here.
- In this GlobalNote, Michele Itri and David Schulder discuss the CARES Act which provides tax relief for businesses. Read here.
- This article was written by the THSH Trusts and Estates attorneys on checking estate planning off your list things of to do during this time of social distancing. Getting to Your “To-Do” List During the Time of Self-Isolation? Check Estate Planning Off Your List.
- In this alert, What Businesses Should Know About Business Loans Available Under the New CARES Act, THSH attorneys highlight the key provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which was enacted on March 27, 2020.
- In this alert, THSH attorneys Andre R. Jaglom, Jason Rimland, and Valerie Ben-Or discuss Financial Assistance Available to NYC Businesses Harmed by the COVID-19 Outbreak.
- In this Note from the Real Estate Group, COVID-19 Rent Relief: The Anticipated "Commercial Lease Workout", THSH real estate attorneys discuss the severe impact on the commercial real estate industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
- In this E-Alert, Coronavirus and Your Commercial Contracts – Force Majeure Clauses, attorneys Michael Riela, Paul Sarkozi, and Vincent Syracuse discuss how the current COVID-19 crisis is forcing people to make critical changes which effect commercial contracts.
- In this publication, Small Business Loans amid the Coronavirus Crisis, THSH attorneys Michael Riela, Jason Rimland, and Alexa Zelmanowicz discuss small business loans during the Coronavirus.
- In this BulletPoint, investment attorneys discuss a Coronavirus update on the SEC releasing Form ADV and custody rule FAQs in response to “work from home” arrangements. Find the article here.
- In this Note from the Real Estate Group, Real Estate Contracts: Does COVID-19 Excuse Timely Performance?, Eric Schoenfeld discusses whether an obligation to perform by a certain date under an agreement will now be excused so long as current circumstances continue.
- In this Employment Note, Federal and New York State Coronavirus Legislation Require Paid Leave for Employees, THSH employment attorneys discuss the legislation providing paid leave to affected employees who are unable to work due to certain reasons related to Coronavirus.
- In this HRMinute, Business Continuity During Coronavirus Outbreak, employment attorney Elizabeth Schlissel discusses business continuity during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
- In this publication, Coronavirus – What Cash-Strapped Businesses Should Know written by Michael Riela, he discusses what businesses should know and how to deal with the Coronavirus epidemic.
- In our article published in the New York Law Journal, Coronavirus and the Workplace: Issues Impacting Employers in the Restaurant Industry, we address the issues Coronavirus is presenting to restaurants and other hospitality industry employers.
- In our article, The Coronavirus: What Employers Need to Know, we discuss steps employers should take to educate employees and address the spread of workplace illnesses, misinformation, and office gossip.
- In our HR Minute, How employers should prepare for the Coronavirus outbreak, we address precautions employers should take in light of Coronavirus.
- In this New York State Bar Association article, Expert Advice for Law Firms: How to Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis, Elizabeth Schlissel talks about how employers can navigate the Coronavirus.
HR and employment related issues
Andrew W. Singer | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-508-6723
Andrew P. Yacyshyn | email@example.com | 212-508-6792
Elizabeth E. Schlissel | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-508-6714
Jason B. Klimpl | email@example.com | 212-508-7529
Joel A. Klarreich | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-508-6747
Marisa Sandler | email@example.com | 212-702-3164
Stacey A. Usiak | firstname.lastname@example.org | 212-702-3158