8 06, 2020

NY Governor Signs COVID-19 Death Benefit Bill for Municipal Employees

By |2020-06-30T20:51:45+00:00June 8th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources|0 Comments

NY Governor Signs COVID-19 Death Benefit Bill for Municipal Employees Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law a new measure providing death benefits to the families of frontline workers who lost their lives fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in New York. The bill, S.8427/A.10528, establishes a COVID-19 death benefit for the [...]

19 05, 2020

Will New York Provide Workers’ Compensation for Essential Employees Positive for COVID?

By |2020-06-30T21:13:08+00:00May 19th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Will New York Provide Workers’ Compensation for Essential Employees Positive for COVID? In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are wondering what capacity Workers’ Compensation may play in the aftermath of essential workers testing positive for the virus. Traditionally, Workers’ Compensation is an insurance policy that covers medical treatment [...]

30 04, 2020

Update on Social Security Offices from Commissioner

By |2020-06-30T21:13:34+00:00April 30th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Social Security, SSD Resource|0 Comments

Update on Social Security Offices from Commissioner "Earlier this week, The White House issued national guidance regarding Opening Up American Again. We are evaluating this information as it relates to our agency and are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation across the nation. In fulfilling Social Security's mission, when [...]

30 04, 2020

COVID 19: How Essential Employees can Protect Their Legal Rights in the Event They are Symptomatic or Test Positive

By |2020-06-30T21:14:02+00:00April 30th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources|0 Comments

COVID 19: How Essential Employees can Protect Their Legal Rights in the Event They are Symptomatic or Test Positive If you are an essential employee and become symptomatic or test positive for COVID there are several steps that you should take in order to protect your legal rights.  There are [...]

16 04, 2020

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries

By |2020-06-30T21:14:28+00:00April 16th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Social Security, SSD Resource|0 Comments

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries By Joseph Abrahams, Esq. The treasury department has recently created a new web site that allows eligible individuals who do not normally file tax returns, such as Social Security and SSI recipients, to register for the $1,200 [...]

9 04, 2020

COVID-19 New York’s Paid Family Leave Response

By |2020-06-30T21:15:04+00:00April 9th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

COVID-19 New York’s Paid Family Leave Response In response to the Coronavirus Governor Andrew Cuomo has enacted a bill that will provide employees with guaranteed sick leave and job protection should they need to take time from work due to necessary quarantine. The bill will expand upon New York’s Paid [...]

11 03, 2020

Uniformed Personnel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By |2020-06-30T21:15:32+00:00March 11th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Uniformed Personnel and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) By Sean Riordan, Esq. I have received several phone calls over the past few days regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what to do if a uniformed officer is, or is possibly, exposed to the coronavirus while working. The answer to this question is quite [...]

6 03, 2020

New York Looks to Protect Workers and Contain Coronavirus

By |2020-06-30T21:15:59+00:00March 6th, 2020|COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Resources, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

New York Looks to Protect Workers and Contain Coronavirus In an effort to control and measure the Coronavirus in New York, Governor Cuomo has ordered new regulations on insurers and employers. By placing the responsibility on insurers and employers, workers are more likely to get take the proper time and [...]

30 01, 2020

2019 Correction Officers’ 3/4’s Disability Pensions: Year-in-Review

By |2020-01-30T20:38:44+00:00January 30th, 2020|Corrections Officers, DP Resource|0 Comments

2019 Correction Officers' 3/4's Disability Pensions: Year-in-Review By: Sean Patrick Riordan, Esq.The Court of Appeals (the highest court in New York State) decision in Walsh v. DiNapoli expanded the Comptroller’s interpretation of “act of an inmate” and, therefore, expanded the disability coverage provided to Correction Officers when they are injured in the [...]

27 01, 2020

Federal Loan Forgiveness for Total and Permanent Disabilities

By |2020-01-28T20:34:54+00:00January 27th, 2020|Social Security, SSD Resource|0 Comments

Federal Loan Forgiveness for Total and Permanent Disabilities Did you know the U.S. Department of Education may discharge certain federal student loans for individuals with a total and permanent disability? It is important to note the Department of Education has a strict definition for total and permanent disability which differs [...]