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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.

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New York’s Executive Orders 202.8 and 202.28 Should Not Stop Commercial Lease Enforcement, Though New York City Legislation Sets Limitations on Landlords Seeking Recovery From Personal Guarantors for Tenant Defaults

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.8, dated March 20, 2020, froze evictions of any residential or commercial tenant through June 18, 2020, but did not expressly restrict taking enforcement actions against tenants short of an actual eviction. On May 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.28, which extended that moratorium until August 20, assuming the owner or tenant “is eligible for unemployment insurance or benefits under state or federal law or otherwise facing financial hardship due to the COVID‑19 pandemic.” Neither of these Executive Orders expressly restricts landlords from taking enforcement actions against tenants short of an actual eviction, including terminating leases based on tenant defaults. They also do not obviate a commercial tenant’s obligation to continue paying rent under the lease. 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 ›

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