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Exciting News About Our Expanded O’Hagan Meyer Team In Philadelphia

O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce our expansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and New Jersey with the addition of John P. Morgenstern and his team to our existing Philadelphia and Wilmington offices.

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Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Expanding Title VII Protections to Bar Discrimination Based on Homosexuality and Gender Identity

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its watershed decision in the consolidated cases captioned Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, reversing the decision of the Eleventh Circuit and recognizing for the first time that sexual orientation and transgender status are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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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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Join O’Hagan Meyer and Gallagher for a Diversity & Inclusion CLE Webinar

Join employment attorneys Kristine Phillips and Jamie Filipovic for an open discussion on the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the work force and learn practical ways to mitigate implicit bias. This is the perfect webinar for Illinois attorneys looking to complete their required 1 hour diversity/inclusion PR for MCLE reporting.

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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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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.

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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.

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The Virginia Values Act Ushers in a New Era of State Court Litigation of Employment Claims

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Governor Northam signed the Virginia Values Act, which among other things greatly expanded rights of employees to pursue discrimination claims against employers in Virginia circuit and general district courts. Highlights of the Act include: Expanded Protected Classes, Prohibited Employment Practices, Expanded Employer Coverage, Creates a Charge System Similar to the EEOC and Lawsuits To Enforce The Act.

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