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Have You Taken the 2020 Census?

The Census is taken once every decade and is used to record the population of the country. The data gained from the Census is used to determine federal funding for things such as schools, fire departments, hospitals, jobs, and many other services and programs within the United States. The data...

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COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs

COVID-19: OSHA Offers Guidance To Employers and Employees in New FAQs On July 2, 2020, OSHA published Frequently Asked Questions[1] on COVID-19 topics.  OSHA updated previous guidance and incorporated guidance from other federal agencies.  The FAQs provide links to employment-related resources involving workplace safety and health topics, including COVID-19 issues. ...

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Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July

Tenants & Landlords: Temporary Eviction Moratorium & Rent Freeze Have Been Extended to July Earlier this week, LA County issued an executive order which extends an existing temporary moratorium on evictions in parts of LA County, in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The eviction moratorium will remain in place until July 31, 2020. The...

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COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – Court Decision

COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts – Court Decision These are trying times.  Did your business get shuttered by governmental mandated closure orders due to COVID-19?  Are your business vendors and contract parties still looking to your business to timely pay and perform as normal?  Contracts often include a force...

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Empower Commercial Plans and States to Negotiate Payment for Innovative New Therapies Based on Patient Outcomes

CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Empower Commercial Plans and States to Negotiate Payment for Innovative New Therapies Based on Patient Outcomes Proposed rule updates provisions to promote value-based payment for prescription drugs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to promote development of payment models...

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Insurance Lost Business Claims

Insurance Lost Business Claims COVID-19 led to an unprecedented closure of businesses.  Many businesses shuttered under government COVID-19 Executive Orders filed claims with their insurers for the business interruption.  While some businesses had business interruption insurance and made claims under those policies, others did not have specific business interruption insurance,...

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COVID 19: Face Masks, Testing and What Employer and Their Employees Need to Know Moving Forward in the Workplace

  COVID 19: Face Masks, Testing and What Employer and Their Employees Need to Know Moving Forward in the Workplace According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”), Employers must take precautions to protect employees (and customers) from COVID-19.  The EEOC...

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