Monthly Archives: May 2020

Looking To Hire New Employees? What Employers Need To Know About the Hiring Process and COVID-19

Employers are faced with new challenges and responsibilities during this COVID-19 pandemic.  While some businesses have placed their hiring efforts on the back burner, many companies are suddenly finding they need to hire new employees to meet their business’ needs during this pandemic.  Employers must now navigate the hiring process while maintaining the balance between […]

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New Model Federal COBRA Notices and Emergency Extensions to COBRA Deadlines

By Tony Haberman, President, The Haberman Group, tony@thehabermangroup.com The Department of Labor (DOL) released updates and clarifications related to employee benefits, including updates to the current model COBRA notice and an extension of certain statutory deadlines intended to minimize the possibility of participants and beneficiaries losing benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO HAS TO COMPLY? […]

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Examining the Solvency of Vendors, Customers, and Your Business During and After the COVID-19 Crisis

Socially and economically, we are living in truly unprecedented times, especially in the downstate New York and broader Tri-State area where we have been hit exceptionally hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many businesses which closed during the pandemic will never reopen, and many more will struggle to get back on their proverbial feet after weathering […]

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New Voting Leave Regulations – Effective April 1, 2020

Effective April 1, 2020, New York State revised Voting Leave regulations as follows: Employees who are registered to vote in New York should be granted paid time off from work to vote, for up to two hours, IF sufficient time is NOT available for the employee to vote BEFORE or AFTER their shift.  Sufficient time […]

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