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A Look at COVID-19 Liability & Worker Protections

by: the Duane Morris Government Strategies Team As businesses continue to open across the country, many issues are coming to the forefront of political debate.  Included in these debates are liability protections and workers protections related to COVID-19.  Should businesses and healthcare providers be provided with liability protection from lawsuits related to COVID-19?  What steps should businesses take to protect their workers?  More importantly, how are lawmakers shaping this debate […]

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H.R. 266, the Vehicle for Covid-19 Small Business, Hospital and Testing Funds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that tomorrow the House will pass H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Under the bill, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses would be replenished, and additional funding would be provided for hospitals and coronavirus testing. While the legislation is sequentially the fourth major package, the administration and Congress are describing the bill as only an interim step […]

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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COVID-19 Regulatory & Employment Agency Issues

By Martin Milita, Esq. The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is now a global pandemic. Clients are increasingly encountering a variety of regulatory and employment-related issues. Here are some specific steps employers-especially in highly regulated industries can take and general guidelines to keep in mind. The simple truth is that no one knows what will happen next. Every business needs to develop an infectious disease response plan. For many businesses that means […]

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