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Estate planning and health care proxies require special methods during pandemic

Sharon Wick, an attorney with Phillips Lytle LLP, carried out the witnessing of a will last week in a client’s garage in Erie County. Maintaining the appropriate distance to avoid the potential spread of the COVID-19, Wick and her client, ...

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Despite Naval incident, it’s still illegal to retaliate against whistleblowers

While this week has shown retaliation is apparently practiced in the military, the federal Department of Labor nevertheless is reminding employers that it’s illegal to retaliate against workers who report conditions made unsafe because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  That means ...

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Businesses seeking essential status

Although Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all non-essential businesses to close temporarily to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, state officials are considering applications from many firms to have their classification changed, at least partly, to the essential ...

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CARES Act has holes for workers

The newly signed CARES Act was designed to help stimulate the economy while offering much-needed relief to both businesses and workers. On the whole, the package is looked at favorably, but some experts are saying CARES leaves certain workers vulnerable. ...

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U.S. Attorney appoints coordinator for COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. is asking the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 pandemic by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline at (866) 720-5721, or by sending an email to disaster@leo.gov. Examples ...

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In addition to health concerns, coronavirus a legal and employment issue

Although coronavirus, or COVID-19, has not yet caused major disruptions in Rochester, it’s simply a matter of time before it does. And business and community leaders need to be prepared, officials say. “The most important message I can impart to ...

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