Category: COVID-19 News & Updates
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania Executive Order Grants Limited Civil Immunity to Health Care Professionals for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients
On May 6, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an extensive Executive Order that, among other things, granted health care practitioners with immunity from civil liability for their good faith actions taken in the provision of medical and health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MCBA Litigation Section Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Litigation
San Francisco partner Laura Flynn joins panel of season litigators to discuss impact COVID-19 currently has on litigating civil cases and its likely impact on civil practice in the future on Tuesday, May 26th.
Performing Site Observation During the Coronavirus Pandemic
At least for the time being, construction activity appears to be continuing with little or no disruption notwithstanding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Yet, as the world is trying to understand and mitigate this new disease, there is little practical safety advice for the construction industry, beyond maintaining six-foot separation and offering hand-sanitization stations on the jobsite.
COVID-19 & Employment Law Webinar April 9th
Join Jamey Davidson, Jamie Filipovic, Sarah Goldstein, Clint Robison, and Elizabeth Stewart on April 9 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST as they address the continually changing landscape of employment law issues related to COVID-19, including Families First Coronavirus Response Act (CARES Act) and special issues related to nursing homes and the health care industry.