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.
  • Real estate attorney Ari Davis will be discussing COVID-19 and its impact on the real estate industry. All happening on July 2nd.
  • On June 30th at 12:30pm EDT, employment attorney Jason Klimpl covered the latest guidance on how to calculate forgiveness and completing the PPP Forgiveness Application. Sign up here.
  • On June 30th at 11am EDT, panelists addressed the business and legal advantages and disadvantages of different methods of acquiring distressed company assets and debt, section 363 bankruptcy and chapter 11 sales, foreclosures and more. Sign up.
  • On June 24th at 12pm ET, Michael Riela and Richard Trotter discussed restructuring considerations for financially distressed companies and their creditors. Sign up for the Celesq webinar.
  • On June 24th at 12pm ET, employment attorney Elizabeth Schlissel discussed how employers can protect their employees and overall business operations, as well as what the new normal for those businesses may be. NYSBA webinar
  • On June 22nd, bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela covered issues that businesses who are financially-troubled should consider when seeking new funding and in restructuring their debts. Lawline webinar.
  • In this HR Briefing on June 12th, Jason B. Klimpl and Andrew W. Singer covered the various phases of NY State’s reopening plan with a focus on Phase II. Do you know the legal requirements necessary to reopen your workplace?
  • Many joined litigators Vincent Syracuse and Maryann Stallone on June 2nd at 5pm EDT for a interactive mock virtual mediation with NYSBA. Sign up here.
  • On June 1st, investment management attorney Michael Tannenbaum discussed the issues across the jurisdictions to highlight the key aspects of this crisis for the asset management and funds industry at the IBA webinar. Register here.
  • Many joined 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.
  • Important updates and crucial guidance from the Interim Final Rule for maximizing PPP loan forgiveness. Read the client alert here.
  • Investment management attorneys Beth Smigel and Emma Brady discuss the coronavirus regulatory round-up for private fund investment advisers. Read about it in this BulletPoint.
  • Marisa Sandler discusses whether NY employers are required to provide face coverings for their employees, whether employees are required to have their face covering while at work and much more in this HRMinute.
  • Maryann Stallone and Marisa Sandler discuss the enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
  • On June 16, 2020, the SBA and Department of Treasury released revised, borrower-friendly PPP Loan and EZ Loan Applications. Read it here.
  • Construction attorneys Kenneth Block and Joshua Levy explain the new owner's checklist for resuming construction. Read the New York Law Journal article.
  • Jason Rimland and Valerie Ben-Or write A Brave New COVID World for the New York Law Journal.
  • THSH attorneys on the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act and how it impacts PPP loan forgiveness.
  • In this June/July 2020 NYSBA forum, THSH litigators address the many ethical and professional issues that lawyers have been dealing with as they practice law remotely during the pandemic. Read the NYSBA article.
  • In this Employment Note, Jason Klimpl and Marisa Sandler discuss the guidelines for phase 1 and 2 businesses and essential businesses in New York State. Read here.
  • In this May 2020 NYSBA forum, THSH litigators tackle the ethical rules that apply when lawyers act as mediators. Read more.
  • THSH's Ralph Siciliano and Alexa Zelmanowicz discuss how to hold an annual shareholders meeting of NY residential co-ops during the coronavirus crisis. Check out what they have to say.
  • In part 1 of 3 of this article series, bankruptcy attorney Michael Riela discusses the impact of a tenant’s bankruptcy. Read part 1 here.
  • SBA issues PPP loan forgiveness application and guidance. Read about it here.
  • Update to summary of legislative relief for tenants and mortgage borrowers in New York State in response to COVID-19. Read all about it here.
  • On May 13, 2020, the Small Business Administration issued further guidance on PPP loans. Click here for more information.
  • Corporate attorneys Jason Rimland and Valerie Ben-Or discuss what companies need to know about financial lifelines for small and mid-sized businesses. Read the New York Law Journal article here.
  • Employment attorney Andrew Yacyshyn discusses the challenges hospitality employers will face in re-opening their establishments in this HRMinute.
  • This New York Law Journal article, Advice for Financially-Distressed Businesses and Their Creditors, was written by bankruptcy attorneys Michael Riela and Richard Trotter.
  • Paycheck Protection Program: Considerations for Investment Advisors.
  • In this HRMinute, employment attorney Marisa Sandler discusses if employers can take employee's temperature due to COVID-19.
  • Litigators Maryann Stallone and Alyssa Goldrich discuss video-mediation in the era of Coronavirus.
  • In this HRMinute, employment attorney Elizabeth Schlissel discusses what employers should do to comply with the WARN Act notice requirements.
  • This T&E update discusses how the executive order authorized virtual execution of estate planning documents. Read the alert.
  • In this client alert, THSH attorneys discuss the recent federal reserve releasing term sheets for main street lending facilities. Read more here.
  • The SBA, together with the U.S. Department of Treasury, has provided additional guidance regarding PPP loans. This article highlights the most notable points. Read it here.
  • In this article, THSH corporate attorneys discuss the SBA issues interim final rule to provide guidance on PPP loans.
  • This article written by the Trusts and Estates attorneys discusses the CARES act and the changes affecting retirement accounts and RMDs. Read it here.
  • In this Note from the Real Estate Group, Tannenbaum Helpern real estate attorneys give a summary of legislative relief for tenants and mortgage borrowers in New York State in response to COVID-19.
  • THSH corporate attorneys address the new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Find out more.
  • In this BulletPoint, investment attorneys discuss relief from filing certain schedule 13F and 13G filing requirements due to COVID-19 pandemic. Read about it here.
  • In this GlobalNote, Michele Itri and David Schulder discuss tax implication of the CARES Act. 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.
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