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By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney Unemployment & Undocumented Challenges As a result of the increasingly large number of New Yorkers facing termination of their employment, applications for NYS unemployment benefits are at record numbers.  Many applicants have never applied for unemployment benefits before and are experiencing difficulty with the...

Important Guidance on Eviction

Important Guidance on Eviction By Susan Bereche, Staff Attorney Although we’ve already posted information regarding the moratorium on evictions, several clients have had questions regarding their rights and obligations during the pandemic.  After some additional research re: housing issues, we may wish to inform our clients of the following:...

Too Much Togetherness

Survivors of domestic violence may be experiencing increased isolation and danger caused by confinement during the pandemic. Survivors often have specific needs around safety, health and confidentiality. We also realize that people who are already more vulnerable to economic and health insecurity are facing additional challenges during this unprecedented...

Court Status

By Susan Bereche, Retreat Attorney In response to Governor Cuomo’s directive that 100% of non-essential employees work from home, as well as his temporary suspension of statutes of limitations and other time restrictions relating to litigation, most legal actions are suspended or adjourned for at least 90 days.  This...

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