Category: COVID-19 News & Updates
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.
COVID-19 CARES Act Guidance FAQ (Titles II and III)
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”) was signed into law. The CARES Act provides emergency economic assistance to those affected by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ve provided explanations and a useful chart on key provisions of Titles II and III of the CARES Act.
COVID-19 CARES Act Guidance FAQ (Titles I and IV)
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law providing approximately $2 trillion in assistance to individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes a new loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program – administered through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) – that provides up to $349 billion in 100% federally-backed loans to eligible employers.