october 28, 2020
october 22, 2020
October 19, 2020
- Hope for Companies Where COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Claims Have Been Denied Without Investigation
october 15, 2020
october 12, 2020
october 8, 2020
october 5, 2020
september 22, 2020
- California Employers Now Subject to Additional COVID-19-Related Laws Related to Cal/OSHA Reporting and Worker’s Compensation
september 21, 2020
September 11, 2020
- COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Has Been Expanded in California Yet Again to All Employers with 500+ Employees
august 4, 2020
july 6, 2020
july 1, 2020
- PPP Loan Deadline May Be Extended as SBA Issues New Rules Relating to Loan Forgiveness and Eligibility
- California Looks to Pass Legislation Concerning Business Interruption Coverage Due to COVID-19
June 29, 2020
June 22, 2020
- PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Forms Updated and Streamlined
- Nevada Division of Insurance to Disallow Policy Exclusions Related to COVID-19
- CDI Announces New Order Regarding Workers’ Compensation Premium Savings for CA Businesses Affected by COVID-19
june 15, 2020
june 10, 2020
- Note to the SBA: Debtors in Bankruptcy Are Eligible for PPP Loans
- California Modifies the Tolling of Statutes of Limitations in Civil Cases
june 8, 2020
June 4, 2020
may 29, 2020
may 28, 2020
- House Introduces Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 in the Wake of COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
may 27, 2020
- Hoteliers Beware: a Return to Business Post-Pandemic Brings With It Potential Legal Liability
- House Contemplates Revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program
may 15, 2020
may 14, 2020
- U.S. House Democrats Introduce HEROES Act, a New $3T Stimulus Package
- SAFE Banking Act for Cannabis-Related Businesses Included in the HEROES Act
may 12, 2020
may 8, 2020
- Treasury and the SBA Issue Guidance Regarding the Employee Retention Credit
- Businesses Reopen in Los Angeles County as Stage 2 of California’s Statewide Plan Begins
- Update: Large Employers Required to Pay Coronavirus-Related Sick Leave Under New L.A. County Ordinance
may 6, 2020
- SBA Extends PPP Certification Safe Harbor to May 14
- EPLI Insurance and Employee Benefits in the Age of the Coronavirus
may 5, 2020
- Update: PPP Guidance Issued by the SBA and U.S. Treasury at Odds With the CARES Act—Michelman & Robinson Files First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Challenging FAQs
- NAIC Issues Business Interruption Data Call in the Wake of COVID-19
may 4, 2020
- PPP Guidance Issued by the SBA and U.S. Treasury at Odds With the CARES Act—Michelman & Robinson Files First-of-Its-Kind Lawsuit Challenging FAQs
may 1, 2020
april 29, 2020
- Planning for Your Employees' Return to the Workplace
- Los Angeles Hospitality Workers Among Those Thrown a Potential Lifeline
april 24, 2020
- Attention Cannabis Businesses: Hope May Be on the Horizon for Federal COVID-19-Related Relief
- California Department of Insurance Issues Notice Granting Tax-Filing Extension in Response to COVID-19
- SEC Approves Amendments to Nasdaq and NYSE Continued Listing Requirements Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 23, 2020
april 21, 2020
- Additional Funding Is on the Way to Resurrect the PPP
- Certifying Your PPP Loan: Proceed With Caution
april 17, 2020
april 16, 2020
- Employment in the Wake of Coronavirus: EEOC and OSHA Guidance Allows Employers to Go Where They Could Not Go Before
- New Yorkers Ordered to Stay at Home Even Longer Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
- Paycheck Protection Program Funds Exhausted
april 15, 2020
- Attention Insurers: the CDI Has Ordered You to Fairly Investigate All Business Interruption Insurance Claims Caused By the COVID-19 Outbreak
April 14, 2020
- Insurance Companies Have Been Ordered to Provide COVID-19-Related Premium Relief to Businesses and Drivers in California
- What to Do If Your New York Business Has Been Deemed Non-Essential
APRIL 13, 2020
- IP Deadlines and Fees Extended Under the CARES Act
- Employment in the Wake of Coronavirus: Reintegrating Your Workforce in the New Normal
APRIL 10, 2020
- You Successfully Applied for and Received a PPP Loan Under the CARES Act: Now What?
- Safer at Home Order in L.A. Extended to May 15
- Maintaining Your Trade Secrets During the Coronavirus Crisis
APRIL 9, 2020
april 8, 2020
- Congress Looks to Bolster the PPP With Another $250B in Funding
- U.S. Treasury Provides Further Guidance to PPP Borrowers and Lenders
- L.A. Mayor Amends COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
april 7, 2020
- Clarifying the Paycheck Protection Program: Payment of Insurance Premiums and Loan Forgiveness under the CARES Act
April 3, 2020
april 2, 2020
april 1, 2020
March 31, 2020
march 30, 2020
- Large Employers Required to Pay Coronavirus-Related Sick Leave Under New L.A. Ordinance
- Insurance Coverage Potentially Triggered by COVID-19
- Attention Insurers: CDI Orders Mandatory Call for Business Interruption Coverage Information in the Wake of COVID-19
- DOL Is Requiring Employers to Post Families First Employee Rights Notice
March 27, 2020
- A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Coronavirus-Related State Assistance Programs: Who is Giving What to Whom (Part II)
- HHS Relaxing Enforcement of HIPAA to Facilitate Sharing of Information During the COVID-19 Crisis
March 26, 2020
march 25, 2020
march 24, 2020
- Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic: a Critical Business Review Checklist
- SBA Loans for Companies Impacted by Coronavirus
- SEC Relaxes Federal Proxy Rules for Annual Meetings
march 23, 2020
- Federal Reserve Responds Boldly to Coronavirus-Related Economic Downturn
- The Number of Jurisdictions Implementing Stay-at-Home Orders Is Increasing Exponentially
- Michelman & Robinson’s Guide to Coronavirus-Related Paid Sick Leave and Unemployment Insurance Laws in the Tri-State Area
MARCH 21, 2020
MARCH 20, 2020
- New York Governor’s PAUSE Order
- Illinois Governor’s Statewide Stay-at-Home Order
- Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Real Estate Contracts
MARCH 19, 2020
- SEC Provides Regulatory Relief for Public Reporting Companies
- Student Loan Borrowers Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief, At Least Temporarily
- California Governor's Statewide Stay-At-Home Order
MARCH 18, 2020
- "Shelter in Place" Orders
- Telecommuting in the Age of Coronavirus
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act Just Passed by the Senate and Signed Into Law by the President
MARCH 17, 2020
- M&R Coronavirus Risk Mitigation Team: A Multi-Disciplinary Legal Team Ready To Immediately Address A Host Of Coronavirus-Related Issues for Businesses, Quickly And Holistically
MARCH 16, 2020
MARCH 5, 2020
An Important Message From Michelman & Robinson About New York Governor’s PAUSE Order
MARCH 20, 2020
Following California Governor Gavin Newsom’s issuance of a statewide stay-at-home order to combat the spread of the coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued and executive order of his own. While not as restrictive as Governor Newsom’s directive, Governor Cuomo has put New York state on PAUSE (Policies Assure Uniform Safety for Everyone), requiring all workers in non-essential businesses to stay home as well.
Taken together with the restrictions now in place in California, Governor Cuomo’s move means that one in every five Americans are impacted by these new limitations.
As of this writing, the exact details of the order in New York are not yet available. That being said, we can answer the following questions that may be top of mind.
Q. When does Governor Cuomo’s stay-at-home order go into effect and when will it end?
A. The order takes effect Sunday evening, March 22. As of now, no end date has been announced.
Q. Is this order just like the stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders that have been issued in California?
A. No, Governor Cuomo’s directive simply mandates that 100% of New York’s workforce stay home, excluding essential services. At this point, the order does not entirely restrict the movements of New Yorkers, generally. Rather, it is focused on the workforce only.
Q. What are the “essential services” that are exempt from Governor Cuomo’s order and what businesses or governmental agencies can require their workers to come to work?
A. The “essential services” contemplated by the New York PAUSE directive include:
- Health care providers (doctors, nurses, etc.)
- Law enforcement
- Public transportation
- Grocery an food production (including grocery stores)
- Banks and related financial services
- Restaurants (for take-out only)
- Other industries critical to the supply chain
Of note, Governor Cuomo has said that businesses providing “essential services” and remaining open as a result will need to implement rules to facilitate social distancing (e.g., six feet between individuals, hand washing, etc.)
Q. What businesses in New York must definitively close while the order is in effect?
A. Non-essential businesses that must be closed to the public include:
- Restaurants (other than for take-out orders)
- Barbershops and hair salons
- Tattoo or piercing salons
- Nail salons
- Hair removal and related personal care services
- Retail shopping malls
- Amusement parks
- Bowling alleys
Q. Mine is not an “essential business,” can I allow my employees to work remotely while they are ordered to stay-at-home?
A. Yes, this is the case whether or not you operate an “essential business.” In fact, Governor Cuomo has directed that all businesses implement work-from-home policies.
Q. Can those not impacted by Governor Cuomo’s order still use public transportation?
A. Yes and no. The governor has made it clear that everyone other than those specified above should limit the use of public transportation to only when urgent and absolutely necessary.
Q. What about public gatherings and outdoor activities, are they now limited in New York?
A. Yes, non-essential gatherings of individuals of ANY size for ANY reason are cancelled at this time. As for outdoor activities, Governor Cuomo ordered that they be limited to those without contact.
Q. Is this order in New York mandatory?
A. Yes, and there will be civil fines and mandatory closures for businesses that do not comply. That being said, there will be no civil fines at this time on individuals who violate the policy.
Q. Does Governor Cuomo’s order address anything other than “non-essential” workers in New York staying home?
A. Yes, he also announced the following:
- Coronavirus testing will be free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider
- A moratorium on evictions, both residential and commercial, for 90 days
- Waiver of mortgage payments based on financial hardship
- That no negative reporting be made to credit bureaus
- A grace period for loan modification
- No late payment fees or online payment fees
- The postponement or suspension of foreclosures
Additionally, the Governor has asked DFS to instruct state chartered banks to waive ATM fees, late fees, overdraft fees and fees for credits cards to help lessen the financial hardship of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Yorkers.
Lastly, Matilda’s Law has been enacted to protect New Yorkers aged 70 or higher and those with compromised immune systems. They are ordered to (1) remain indoors, (2) go outside only for solitary exercise, (3) pre-screen visitors by taking their temperatures, (4) have visitors wear masks, and (5) stay six feet away from others.
As we learn more about the measures being taken in New York, or any others that come online in additional jurisdictions, we will be sure to inform you. In the meantime, remember that M&R is here to assist with any coronavirus-related business issues you may have.
We are working diligently to keep our clients up to date on coronavirus-related developments. Nevertheless, these developments are changing daily and, in some cases even hourly, so it is important that you make sure you are dealing with the most current information. That being said, this alert is not offered, and should not be relied on, as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for guidance and counsel regarding any specific concern or situation.