The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has been providing updated guidance for workers and employers explaining paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Of particular assistance is a Q&A addressing many critical FFCRA issues, including the scope of small business exemptions, the circumstances under which leave…

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Small Business Bankruptcy Provisions in the Proposed “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act”

At the time of this writing, the Senate has now passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) and the bill now awaits final approval by the House of Representatives and the President to be enacted into law. In addition to the well-publicized provisions providing direct financial relief to individuals and making…

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Coronavirus Causes Governor to Toll the Statute of Limitations in New York

Coronavirus Causes Governor to Toll the Statute of Limitations in New York The Coronavirus is impacting all aspects of our lives, and after an Order issued by Governor Cuomo on March 20, 2020, this includes temporary limitations on which lawsuits can be filed and when.  By way of background, on March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo…

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On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law a statewide Coronavirus response bill that immediately provides for additional paid sick leave, unpaid leave, as well as an expansion of the state’s paid family leave and disability benefits, to certain employees who are “subject to mandatory or precautionary orders of quarantine or isolation” related to COVID-19…

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Federal “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” Signed into Law: What Does it Mean for Employers?

After a few days of negotiation, the federal “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (Act) passed the Senate and was signed into law by President Trump late Wednesday.  Of particular importance to employers are provisions related to paid sick leave and paid Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave.  Both provisions will become effective not later than…

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Four Quick Tips For Small Businesses During the Corona Virus Epidemic

So you’ve followed all the CDC guidelines, obeyed the orders issued by Governor Cuomo, and heeded the advice of my colleague Chris Jones with the same fanatical devotion as a samurai obeying his master.  ( But most companies in the US are heavily indebted, and almost all companies’ cash flow will be reduced to a…

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COVID-19: Mackenzie Hughes is here to assist you

To: Clients & Friends From: Anne B. Ruffer, Chair of Executive Committee Date: March 16, 2020 Re: COVID-19: Mackenzie Hughes is here to assist you As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our community continues to evolve, we offer you our assurance that your Mackenzie Hughes legal team continues to be here to assist…

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Jillian DiLaura McGuire Named Partner at Mackenzie Hughes LLP

SYRACUSE, NY- Jillian DiLaura McGuire has been elected to the partnership at Mackenzie Hughes LLP. Since joining the firm in 2013, McGuire’s practice has focused primarily on family and matrimonial law, including all aspects of divorce, custody, equitable distribution of assets, and child/spousal support, as well as separation, prenuptial, and postnuptial agreements. A native and…

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Moses to Receive OCBA Distinguished Lawyer Award – Central New York Business Journal

Moses to Receive OCBA Distinguished Lawyer Award

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Edward J. Moses Honored as the 2019 Distinguished Lawyer Award Recipient

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Edward J. Moses, a partner at Mackenzie Hughes LLP, has been named the 2019 Distinguished Lawyer award recipient by the Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA). The award will be presented at the OCBA’s 144th Annual Dinner on October 23, 2019 at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown. The Distinguished Lawyer Award recognizes a superior…

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