Volunteer Lawyers Project Selects Pro Bono Champions

Each year the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County (VLP) recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions in providing pro bono legal services. This year, Bousquet Holstein is being honored as a Pro Bono Champion award winner for their work in response to COVID-19, especially stepping up to help local small businesses and responding to other COVID-19 VLP Read More »

Bousquet Holstein Attorneys Present to Syracuse University English Language Institute

On July 23, 2020, attorneys Rebecca Cohen and Anna Putintseva presented the students (LL.M candidates) of the Syracuse University English Language Institute (ELI) on post-graduation visa options for international students. During the presentation, students learned about options to stay in the US after finishing academic program, tips and strategies on finding internship and employment, benefits Read More »

SBA Releases Responses to FAQs on the Application for Forgiveness of the PPP Loan

On August 4, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released responses to Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") regarding the application for forgiveness of the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") Loan.  The FAQs are available here. The questions and responses range from questions regarding the type of forgiveness application used by sole proprietors who have no employees (Answer - Read More »

Main Street Loan Program Now Available to Nonprofit Organizations

On July 17, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board announced two loan options under the Main Street Lending Program for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations. Prior to applying for a loan under the Program, nonprofit organizations should review existing loan agreements to make sure incurring new indebtedness or unsubordinated indebtedness Read More »

UPDATED – Guidance Rescinded- International Students Prohibited from Online-Only Instruction

UPDATE! The Federal government has agreed to rescind its new policy directive preventing full online instruction in the US for International students settling a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston federal court. Thus, foreign students are now permitted to lawfully remain in the United States even if  their schools Read More »

Proclamation Suspends Some Nonimmigrant Work Visa Entries and Extends Suspension of Immigrant Visa Entries

A Presidential Proclamation was issued June 22, 2020, that extends the suspension on some immigrant visa entries and also suspends new entries for some individuals seeking L-1, H-1B, H-2B, or J-1 nonimmigrant work visas.  The proclamation goes into effect at midnight (Eastern Time) on June 24, 2020 and will last through December 31, 2020. The effect Read More »

New York Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employees

On May 17, 2020, the New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor jointly issued guidance (the "Guidance") addressing health care employee eligibility to take leave under New York's COVID-19 Sick Leave Law.  As we described in a previous alert, (https://bhlawpllc.com/publication/new-york-state-paid-sick-leave-and-covid-19/), New York State enacted this legislation in March 2020, Read More »

Bousquet Holstein Brownfields Practice Group Sponsors CCLR 5th Annual Redevelopment Summit

The Bousquet Holstein Brownfields Practice Group is proud to be a sponsor of The Center for Creative Land Recycling ’s (CCLR) 5th Annual Redevelopment Summit. This annual event is the largest convening of community, municipal and redevelopment professionals focused on the beneficial reuse of blighted properties for economic revitalization. Like past years, the Summit will deliver an unparalleled Read More »