Monday, June 29, 2020

Department of Labor approves COVID-19 leave if virus cancels children’s summer camp plans

Covered workers can take federal coronavirus leave to care for their children if COVID-19 disrupted a demonstrable plan to send them to summer camp, even if they were not enrolled when the virus hit, according to new guidance issued by the Department of Labor.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) enables employers to provide their workers with paid leave, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus.

Department of Labor approves COVID-19 leave if virus cancels children’s summer camp plans by Steven Getman on Scribd

Monday, June 22, 2020

Schuyler County courts expand in-person matters

As a result of the progression to Phase III, on Wednesday, June 17, courts in the Sixth Judicial District, which includes Schuyler County, began hearing an expanded number of in‐person matters in the courthouses, including:
• child support proceedings;
• selected plea and sentencing proceedings for defendants at liberty;
• preliminary hearings in criminal cases for defendants being held in jail on felony complaints;
• arraignments of defendants who have been issued desk appearance tickets; and
• a limited number of bench trials, in civil matters.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Schuyler County to return to in-person meetings.

The Schuyler County Legislature voted Thursday (June 11) to return to in-person meetings.

In order to maintain social distancing, the legislature voted to hold the meetings in the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls, rather than the County Legislative chambers at the Courthouse Complex.

Look for updated schedules and notices pursuant to Open Meetings Law shortly.

Monday, June 8, 2020

New York Statutes of Limitations to remain tolled under Governor Executive Order

All New York Statutes of Limitations remain tolled due to COVID until July 6 under the latest executive order:

The order tolls “any specific time limit for the commencement, filing, or service of any legal action, notice, motion, or other process or proceeding, as prescribed by the procedural laws of the state, including but not limited to the criminal procedure law, the Family Court act, the civil practice law and rules, the Court of Claims act, the Surrogate’s Court procedure act, and the uniform court acts, or by any other statute, local law, ordinance, order, rule, or regulation, or part thereof.”

Monday, June 1, 2020

Second Amendment Legal Update: June, 2020

A monthly update, prepared for the Schuyler County Chapter of S.C.O.P.E. NY, a statewide 501(c)4 organization dedicated to preserving the 2nd amendment rights for the residents of New York State.

Schuyler County S.C.O.P.E. Legal Update, June 2020 by Steven Getman on Scribd