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Can You Get Workers’ Compensation if You Get COVID-19 in New York?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The coronavirus is still rapidly spreading throughout the United States. New York, which was considered the epicenter of this deadly disease, is still seeing many cases. So far, there have been 413,000 cases in the state, with more than 32,000 deaths. Many people are contracting COVID-19 through the workplace. This is especially true for… Read More »

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Contract Workers Fighting for Workers’ Compensation, Other Rights Amidst Pandemic

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Freelancers, rideshare workers, contract workers and others in the gig economy have been fighting for equal rights for a long time. They are not the same as employees, since they work their own schedule and often use their own equipment. They also do not receive benefits such as unemployment insurance, health insurance, retirement pensions,… Read More »

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Do Social Security Disability Recipients Qualify for Stimulus Checks?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

By now, you have likely heard about the stimulus checks for Americans as part of the coronavirus crisis. At the end of March, President Donald Trump approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to aid Americans financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This package includes $1,200 checks for taxpayers based on income, plus $500 for… Read More »

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What Will Veterans Get in $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

COVID-19 has been ravaging the nation and entire world, for that matter. So far, there have been more than 660,000 confirmed cases and nearly 31,000 deaths—and that number is growing on a  daily basis. This virus is wreaking havoc, forcing businesses and even schools to shut down as we get it under control. Americans… Read More »

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What to Know About Social Security Disability Benefits During This Crisis

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

By now, you’re probably well aware that the entire world is dealing with a pandemic. COVID-19 has pretty much halted life for Americans, with residents forced to stay home to prevent spreading the deadly disease. However, sickness or not, the bills don’t stop coming. We all need money to survive. With many workers getting… Read More »

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