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Avvo 1-on-1: How COVID-19 Has Changed Tax Season for Airbnb Hosts, Landlords and Other Small Business Owners

Avvo 1-on-1 is a new Avvo question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.    Our next installment features Stephen Fishman, a divorce and family law attorney […]

Can an Employer Fire Someone on Temporary Disability During the Pandemic?

Before the coronavirus ravaged the American economy, causing a severe rise in unemployment, most people who had to take temporary medical leave could feel confident that their position would be waiting for them when they returned. However, employers are permitted to refuse reinstatement of an employee on disability if the job no longer exists due […]

Avvo 1-on-1: What to know if you’re curious about a divorce

Avvo 1-on-1 is a new Avvo question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.    Our next installment features Dean Taradash, a divorce and family law attorney […]

Completing a Real Estate Transaction While Under a Stay-at-Home Order

Stay-at-home orders and other restrictions instituted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting challenges for buyers and sellers. But technology and adjustments in certain state laws may allow you to complete your transaction. If you are trying to buy or sell your home, there are options to close the deal effectively during this pandemic. […]

Adjusting Custody and Visitation Arrangements in Light of COVID-19

Even in the best of circumstances, patience and flexibility are often necessary for parents to avoid conflicts over custody and visitation arrangements. The unexpected COVID-19 crisis has presented new, often complicated, challenges for parents who live apart. In addition to the usual restrictions of living under a court-approved parenting plan, special steps may need to […]

Is your employer spying on you?

With about 33% of American employees working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are tracking the productivity of work from home employees. Some companies are using the same monitoring tools they already used at the office, while others have put new ones in place. Either way, you may have concerns about the legality […]

Pandemic triggers drop in car crashes, spike in bicycle accidents

Changes in transportation patterns due to COVID-19 have altered the frequency of automobile and bicycle accidents. In New York City, which was hit early and hard by the coronavirus, reported bicycle accident injuries in the first full week of the lockdown were 43% higher than in the same period last year. Conversely, automobile collisions dropped […]

What Are the Punishments for Violating a COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order?

We’ve been hearing about stay-at-home orders and other quarantine measures for several months, but it still might be unclear what penalties can be imposed for violating one of these directives. That’s understandable because states and even some cities have their own rules and punishments. Increasingly, we see media reports about people who are no longer […]

Avvo 1-on-1: Steps to Take if You’re Injured During a Protest

Avvo 1-on-1 is Avvo’s new question-and-answer article series featuring candid interviews with attorneys in various specific fields of law.  The goal of this series is to humanize intimidating law topics for the everyday person through stories, anecdotes, and other real-life experiences shared by attorneys.      Our next installment features, David Joseph Schwaner, a personal injury […]

How the CARES Act Might Affect Your Taxes

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act distributed money in several different ways to help counteract the economic harm resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical facilities, businesses, individuals, and families are eligible for payments under the legislation. For many people, relief has come in the form of tax rebates, also known as stimulus […]