Category: COVID-19 News & Updates

CDC Updates Guidance on “Close Contact” with Individuals Who May Have COVID-19

On Wednesday Oct. 21, the CDC updated its guidelines for tracking transmission of COVID-19. The CDC maintains that contact tracing be conducted for close contacts of laboratory confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients.

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Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Virtual Breakfast Meeting

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Litigation Section is hosting a joint Zoom breakfast meeting Friday, October 9th at 8am EST with the Employment Law section. According to the section, this discussion will cover the “Emerging Exposures in Employment Litigation from Covid-19.” Jaime Duguay of our Philadelphia office is a panelist alongside Marcus Keegan from Keegan Law Firm, LLC, Kenneth Winkler of Berman Fink Van Horn P.C. and Ariel Zion of Insight Global, LLC.

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Understanding the Obligations as a “Medium Risk” Employer under Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

Virginia’s first in the nation COVID-19 workplace regulations require businesses across the Commonwealth to assess their COVID risk both as a business and by job. This week we address the ETS requirements for medium risk employers and their workforce.

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Understanding the Obligations as a “Low Risk” Employer under Virginia’s New COVID-19 Workplace Regulations

In the wake of the Virginia Department of Labor’s Emergency Temporary Standard on worker protection from Covid-19, businesses across the Commonwealth are trying to decipher the more than 45 pages of new regulations to understand what exactly is required of Virginia employers to comply with these new COVID safety regulations. This alert addresses the conditions which must be met for an employer to qualify as “Low” risk, and, where met, the obligations for each such employers.

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Virginia’s Groundbreaking COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

On July 27, 2020, Virginia became the first state to adopt mandatory COVID-19 OSHA safety regulations. Employers are now required to develop and implement a number of precautions and procedures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 at work and to protect the health and safety of their employees.

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Navigating Wage and Hour Issues in the COVID Era

Orange County Partner Matthew C. Sgnilek and Resolution Economics partners Robert Crandall and Alison Rose will provide attendees with “practical guidance as to how Legal and HR departments can best manage workplace adjustments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19

Join Jamie Filipovic on Wednesday, June 24th at 4 PM CST as she discusses Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19 for Strides for Peace. Jamie will cover workplace safety, legal considerations to leaves of absence, the ADA, harassment and more.

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Favorable Changes to Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Last week, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”), which was signed into law on June 5, 2020. The changes are favorable for borrowers.

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Catching Up with O’Hagan Meyer

O’Hagan Meyer is proud to be a founding member of PLAN. As the world continues to battle COVID, we are grateful for our families and for the time we have been able to spend with them. While we are fortunate to be able to telework from the comfort of our homes, we are indebted to all of the frontline health care workers who are protecting our lives while risking their own. For our spotlight, we wanted to share our gratitude and some observations from life on the home front.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Announces Investigations of Nursing Homes for Criminal Neglect

On May 12, 2020, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro, announced that his office has opened criminal investigations into several unnamed Pennsylvania nursing homes for criminal neglect of patients and residents. Claims of criminal neglect arise when caretakers fail to provide for the health, safety and welfare of residents under their care.

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