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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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COVID 19: Should Employers Mandate Employees Take the Vaccine?

COVID 19: Should Employers Mandate Employees Take the Vaccine? The first COVID-19 vaccines are being administered and while it may be quite some time before the vaccines will be available to most of us, employers may well want to begin considering whether to have a vaccine policy.  Why?  In other...

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Bankruptcies: Abatement of Rent During the Pandemic

Bankruptcies:  Abatement of Rent During the Pandemic 2020 has not been kind to landlords, restaurants, and other segments of the retail industry. Commercial landlords need rents to pay the property taxes, insurance and mortgage, which may be guarantied by the owners of the corporate landlord. Commercial tenants need retail sales...

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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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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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