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COVID-19 Legal Resources

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP is gathering information related to COVID-19 issues and concerns to assist clients in navigating the national and New York states of emergency.

We will continue to prepare updates during this fluid situation. Clients and friends are encouraged to contact us with specific legal or operational questions or issues.

Showing 6 posts by Marc N. Aspis.

Tax Decoupling During COVID-19

New York State Decouples from certain provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (P.L. 116-136) (CARES Act) for both corporate and personal income taxes.  This Client Alert discusses the impact of certain changes that taxpayers may encounter. Read More ›

The Continuing Reopening of New York – An Overview of Relevant New York, CDC, OSHA and EEOC Guidelines

As New York State continues to reopen businesses and the workplace, this Client Alert provides an overview of relevant New York State, Centers for Disease Control, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and businesses as well as compliance with legal requirements.  Read More ›

Employee Benefits Update – DOL Guidance

One of the major challenges presented by COVID-19 is complying with time-sensitive deadlines. Following the lead of other agencies, the Department of Labor ("DOL") recently issued a notice (the "Notice") and FAQs providing deadline relief and guidance to employee benefit plans, sponsors, fiduciaries, participants and beneficiaries subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA"). This client alert explains the new guidelines and related considerations.  Read More ›

COVID 19 – Update on Federal and State Leave Laws

On March 18, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law providing, among other things, paid leave and enhanced FMLA leave to employees of companies with less than 500 employees. Since then, states have enacted or revised their sick and/or family leave policies to take into account COVID-19. This client alert provides an update on the FFCRA and describes important changes and updates to state leave programs in the tri-state area.   Read More ›

CARES Act Provides Significant Relief for Employee Benefit Plan Participants and Sponsors

Included in the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act are provisions that impact employee benefit plans that provide relief to plan participants and plan sponsors of qualified retirement plans. This client alert summarizes the provisions of Sections 2202, 2203, 3607 and 3608 of the CARES Act, which address employee benefit plans and the COVID‑19 pandemic. Read More ›

401(k) Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has adversely affected the economy. Understandably, many Americans may be facing cash flow problems and employers and employees alike may look to retirement plans as a means to help make ends meet. Federal and state officials are responding to the crisis through a variety of law proposals that have impacted general employment practices, health and welfare benefit plans as well as qualified retirement plans. This client alert addresses the key aspects of employees’ and employers’ alternatives when looking to 401(k) plans for immediate liquidity. Read More ›

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