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PREPARE NOW FOR THE PRESIDENT’S COVID-19 PLAN

PREPARE NOW FOR THE PRESIDENT’S COVID-19 PLAN Small Businesses Get Access to New Low-Cost Loans On September 9, 2021, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and reopen and support businesses, while working to protect Americans. The plan squarely addresses the nearly eighty million...

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TO BOOST OR NOT TO BOOST? IS THE THIRD JAB REALLY NECESSARY?

TO BOOST OR NOT TO BOOST? IS THE THIRD JAB REALLY NECESSARY? Many of Epps & Coulson, LLP’s employer clients have implemented vaccine and/or COVID testing policies.  We have addressed these issues in prior updates (e.g. https://eppscoulson.com/california-implements-and-encourages-all-employers-to-adopt-measures-to-combat-delta-variant/).  The next question lingering in the minds of many Employers:  should we require...

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CAL/OSHA ISSUES ANOTHER UPDATE TO THE JUNE 17, 2021 – COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN (CPP)

This is an update to our prior OSHA/COVID-19 employer alerts.  Cal/Osha has developed a model program to assist employers in creating their own workplace “written” Covid-19 Prevention Plan (CPP).  This updated model, published June 29, 2021, reflects the changes made from the June 17, 2021, Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Cal/Osha...

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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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