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Employers – Reopening Businesses

Employers - Reopening Businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) surprise relaxation of the COVID-19 mask guidance on Thursday, May 13th, puts us on a path to pre-pandemic life for fully vaccinated people.  But, employers should consider whether to relax pandemic health and safety protocols at the workplace...

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Employers in LA County: Government Guide (read that – “Order”) for Reopening Businesses

Employers in LA County:  Government Guide (read that – “Order”) for Reopening Businesses Effective May 6th, Los Angeles County hit the YELLOW tier.  Employers now have an updated order from the county Department of Public Health to use when reopening (or continuing to work in) office worksites: “Reopening Safer at...

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NEW LANDLORD PROTECTIONS – COVID BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY TENANTS

NEW LANDLORD PROTECTIONS - COVID BANKRUPTCY FILINGS BY TENANTS The newly enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAP”) makes several amendments to the Bankruptcy Code based upon the severe financial hardships suffered by both tenant debtors and landlords as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The amendments relate to the deferral...

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COVID 19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update

COVID 19: Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Update Insurers for shuttered businesses have almost uniformly denied claims for business interruption.  But, insureds across the country have challenged the denials.  Those lawsuits are starting to come to conclusion and while judges have sided with the insurance companies in many cases, restaurants in...

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EEOC Answers Questions About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws

EEOC Answers Questions About COVID-19, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued technical Assistance Questions and Answers in a December 16th update.  If you are an employer, you should review it.  We provide it here in full: INTRODUCTION All EEOC materials...

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HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – COVID FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS CASCADE OVER THE PROVIDER AND THEIR CREDITORS

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS – COVID FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS CASCADE OVER THE PROVIDER AND THEIR CREDITORS Healthcare providers across the nation are suffering financial hardship caused by COVID-19, amounting to more than half a trillion dollars since March1. Besides the increased costs associated with COVID-19 protocols, losses accumulate due to canceled services, whether...

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CALIFORNIA EVICTION (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) BAN IS BACK; LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS REMAIN; AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (CDC) ISSUED ITS OWN EVICTION BAN

CALIFORNIA EVICTION (UNLAWFUL DETAINER) BAN IS BACK; LOCAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS REMAIN; AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (CDC) ISSUED ITS OWN EVICTION BAN CALIFORNIA AB 3088 As we have updated previously, at the inception of the COVID-19 closures, the California Courts issued an emergency order banning evictions in the entire state of...

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