COVID-19 Law Practice Resources

The MCBA is collecting resources from the legal community on what the latest legislation means for law firms, legal organizations and solo practitioners. As we receive information, we will add it to this page.

Travel Ban Information

Updated: New York Travel Restrictions: Frequently Asked Questions (Posted 7/22/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Update on the Impact of New York Travel Restrictions on Employers (Posted 7/09/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Impact of Executive Order 205 on Employee Travel (Posted 6/27/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King


IRS Issues CARES Act GuidanceRetirement Plan Distribution and Loan Provisions, (dated 5/14/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Small Business Loan Provisions Under the CARES Act in a Nutshell
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Your Guide to the CARES Act Loans, provided by Underberg & Kessler LLP

Stimulus provides relief for businesses during coronavirus crisis (dated: 3/27/20), provided by Nixon Peabody LLP

Changes in Business Tax Provision Under the CARES ACT (dated: 3/28/20), provided by The Bonadio Group

The CARES Act Provides Billions for Health Care & Small Businesses (dated: 3/27/20), provided by Underberg & Kessler

Stimulus Bill Could Be Lifeline for Some Law Firms (dated: 3/26/20), provided by Law360

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Sheet (posted 4/8/20), provided by Nixon Peabody LLP

PPP Borower Application Form (posted 4/6/20)

SBA Interim Rule on COVID-19 PPP Program (dated 4/3/20), provided by Nixon Peabody LLP

SBA Interim Final Rule (posted 4/6/20)

Food and Beverage Industry and the CARES Act (dated 4/7/20), provided by Nixon Peabody LLP

Update: Paycheck Protection Program Guidance on Eligible Self-Employed Individuals and Inclusion of Partners/Members in Calculation of Payroll Costs (dated 4/15/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Business Tax Update: Benefits and Credits Available Under COVID-19 Federal Legislation (dated 4/16/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Summary of Federal Relief Loans Available to Large and Mid-Size Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic (dated 4/17/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Financial Assistance for Health Care Providers (dated 4/23/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

FEMA’s Public Assistance Program for Entities Affected by COVID-19 (dated 4/23/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Small Business Administration

Summary of Federal Relief Loans Available to Small Businesses Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic (dated: 3/30/20), provided by Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Federal and State Actions Impacting Small Businesses (dated: 3/27/20), provided by Underberg & Kessler LLP

SBA Offers Low-Interest Loans Aimed at Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic (dated: 3/23/20), provided by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Small Business Administration Affiliation Rule (posted 4/6/20)

Main Street Lending Program Established to Facilitate Lending to Small and Medium-size Businesses (dated 4/9/20), provided by Nixon Peabody LLP

EIDL Loan Advance Update (dated 4/14/20), provided by Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC


Employment & Labor Laws

New York State Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (posted 4/7/20), provided by Nixon Peabody, LLP

The Intersection of COVID-19 and Leave Laws: An FAQ forU.S. Employers (dated: 3/18/20), provided by Littler

COVID-19 & Employment Updates, provided by the Modica Law Firm

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Updates (dated 3/25/20), recorded webinar provided by Harris Beach PLLC

Face Coverings Now Required for Employees With Direct Customer Contact (dated 4/15/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

How to Prepare for Government Inquiries Regarding Your Essential Business Operations (dated 4/16/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

EEOC Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 (dated 4/20/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Planning Now for Reopening the Workplace – An Outline of Considerations for Employers (dated 4/24/20), provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Working Remotely & Practice Management

The State of COVID-19 Gatherings in New York (dated 7/13/20),  provided by Bond Schoeneck & King

Social Media & Reputation Management Free Webinar, (scheduled 5/13/20), provided by FindLaw.

Don’t Let Working From Home Compromise Attorney-Client Privilege (dated 3/31/20), published in Today's General Counsel

Working from Home Best Practice Tips to Maintain Productivity During COVID-19, provided by Underberg & Kessler LLP

Skype Guide (posted 4/13/20)

Skype for Business (posted 4/13/20)

Joining Skype For Business Meeting (posted 4/13/20), provided by the NYS Court System