Client Alerts & Publications

Understanding the Risks of International Construction

Published Date:

04/06/2021

Denis Serkin, partner and chair of Peckar & Abramson’s international practice, and Nicole Markowitz, a senior associate, have written “Understanding the Risks of International Construction,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses the three categories of risk (the three Cs) a contractor operating abroad needs to understand. Read the full article here.

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New Jersey Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations

Published Date:

03/29/2021

In response to COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available to the general public, the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) issued new guidance on its website in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding whether employers can mandate that employees obtain vaccinations as a term and condition of employment. The newly issued FAQ largely […]

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New York State Requires Employers to Provide Paid Leave for Employees to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

Published Date:

03/24/2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law recent legislation mandating that all private and public employers, regardless of employer size or industry, provide up to four hours of paid leave, per dosage, for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Employers must offer leave under the terms of the new law until it expires […]

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California Case Is a Reminder That Not All Insurance Policies Are Alike Regarding COVID-19 Losses

Published Date:

03/09/2021

A recent case from the Central District of California reminds us that not all insurance policies are alike.  Depending on the particular policy, losses from the COVID-19 outbreak could qualify as property damage and therefore could be recoverable under an all-risk insurance policy. COVID-19 has in many cases imposed significant costs on contractors, and in […]

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H-1B Visa FY2022 Cap Season Primer: What Do Employers Need to Know?

Authors:

Michael Schewe

Published Date:

03/02/2021

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa program, which allows businesses to bring in foreign professionals to work in “specialty occupations,” has been an important tool of employers for many years.  As winter thaws, our thoughts turn to our spring gardens, but many companies know that spring also means H-1B cap season is around the corner.  U.S. Citizenship […]

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