On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the CARES act, which provides additional Unemployment Insurance assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19. This new law provides:
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Currently, the Court is only considering submitted (on papers) appeals during its April and May session, not in-person arguments, according to published reports.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Interim Guidance on Requiring Face Coverings for Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak
For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12 -b of the Public Health Law. This requirement shall be effective Wednesday April 15 at 8 pm.
Under this order, essential businesses, as well as state and local government agencies and authorities, must procure, fashion, or otherwise obtain face coverings and provide such coverings to employees who directly interact with the public during the course of their work at no-cost to the employee.
For additional information, employers can visit the New York State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website or the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Crime Victims’ Rights Week to acknowledge the abuse and trauma that victims of crimes often experience, and to recognize the tireless work of dedicated advocates who have taken up the cause of supporting crime victims across our country.
Thanks to the efforts of these individuals, more victims are receiving the care they deserve and accessing tools to empower them as they recover.
This week, we express our appreciation for those who support crime victims, and we reaffirm our strong commitment to reducing the trauma of crime for victims and their loved ones.
Monday, April 13, 2020
In its opinion, the Court reaffirmed its decision in United States v. Cortez (1981) holding that for an officer to initiate a brief investigative traffic stop "a particularized and objective basis for suspecting the particular person stopped of criminal activity" is required.