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Updates for Home Care Agencies

2022 is proving to be an eventful year for the home care industry in New York State, with many changes to Medicaid-funded home care taking place effect in October and beyond.  Below is a brief summary of the changes to the Medicaid Program that will be taking effect over the coming months. - Minimum Wage.  The [...]

By |2022-09-14T11:28:29-04:00September 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DOH Lifted the Moratorium on LHCSAs

DOH Lifted the Moratorium on LHCSAs On or about August 17, 2022, the New York State Department of Health (“DOH”) lifted its moratorium on the issuance of new licenses to operate as Licensed Home Care Services Agencies and implemented new requirements regarding the issuance of same.  These requirements take effect retroactively, and as such, as of [...]

By |2022-09-14T11:28:16-04:00September 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Refugee or Temporary Protected Status

In recent days and weeks, the united States Government announced that Ukrainians living in the United States that do not have proper legal documentation to reside within the United States that arrived in the United States on or before March 1, 2022 are eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) and that Ukrainians that [...]

By |2022-04-01T16:17:16-04:00April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID Leave Changes February 2022

CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 LEAVE   The New York State Department of Labor recently announced changes to New York State’s COVID-19 Paid Sick leave Laws. The guidance limits the number of times an employee is eligible to receive paid leave to quarantine or isolate as a result of COVID-19 infection or exposure to [...]

By |2022-03-01T13:21:17-05:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Potential Changes to Home Care Worker Pay

POTENTIAL CHANGES TO HOME CARE WORKER COMPENSATION   As part of a plan to reduce the shortage of home care workers in New York, the State lawmakers introduced the Fair Pay for Home Care Act (Senate Bill S5374A / Assembly Bill A6329A).  The Act, which is currently in committee in both houses of the legislature, [...]

By |2022-03-01T13:20:15-05:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 LEAVE

The New York State Department of Labor recently announced changes to New York State’s COVID-19 Paid Sick leave Laws. The guidance limits the number of times an employee is eligible to receive paid leave to quarantine or isolate as a result of COVID-19 infection or exposure to three instances of leave. The first instance of [...]

By |2022-02-21T16:30:07-05:00February 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHANGES TO HERO ACT

 NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR IMPLENENTS NEW RULES REGARDING PAID SICK LEAVE AND PROPOSES CHANGES TO HERO ACT 12.22.2021 Changes to Paid Sick Leave On December 22, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (“DOL”) implemented issued final regulations with clarifications about the New York State Paid Sick Leave Act (“PSLA”). The DOL clarified that [...]

By |2022-01-14T16:44:09-05:00January 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Published in National Law Review – What We Learned From COVID-19: Lease Agreements, Contracts, And Business Interruption Claims

To say that most businesses were not prepared for the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic would be quite an understatement. Although several Asian countries had lived through and learned from the SARS and swine flu outbreaks, nobody was really prepared for what 2020 had in store. U.S. citizens hadn’t lived through anything remotely similar since the 1918 [...]

By |2021-07-13T14:46:05-04:00July 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Personal Liability Protections for Guarantors of Commercial Leases Expired on June 30, 2021

While New York State is in the process of lifting many COVID-19 related restrictions, the commercial eviction moratorium related to COVID-19 hardship is in effect through August 31, 2021 Protections for certain commercial lease guarantors, however, expired on June 30, 2021 These protections were initially put in place by the New York City Council under [...]

By |2021-07-13T14:25:39-04:00July 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments