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Can New York Employees Receive Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance If They are Permitted to Work from Home but Need to Care for Children Instead?

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for individuals nationwide– this is especially true for workers lucky enough to still be employed but dealing with children that are not in school and cannot go to outside childcare. In some circumstances, workers may be presented the opportunity to work remotely but due to a working spouse […]

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What Does New York’s Extended Eviction Ban Mean for Tenants?

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on across the country, initial orders issued by New York and other states inch closer to expiration – including moratoriums on evictions of tenants unable to pay their rent. To alleviate concerns of renters and lessees in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced he was extending his March 20 […]

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What Are the Criminal Penalties for Protesting in New York?

Under normal circumstances, protesting is a constitutional right in New York and every other state. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio made the controversial decision to ban the right “peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Though the decision raises considerable […]

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Can I Break My Lease in New York Over Coronavirus Concerns?

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic and mounting financial difficulties in places where rent is high but unemployment is rampant, many renters in New York City and other densely populated cities are wondering if they can break their lease and move to more remote areas or move in with family. Some landlords are accommodating […]

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Strategies to Create an Estate Plan During Covid-19

The ongoing pandemic has caused many people to start thinking about putting their affairs in order if they did not already have an estate plan in place. There is no better time than now to get your estate plan together and up to date. As people move to finalize documents they may have avoided signing […]

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