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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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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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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application For Loan Forgiveness

      PPP Loan Forgiveness Application For Loan Forgiveness The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPF”), augmenting the Paycheck Protection Program Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (“PPP”) provides businesses more time and flexibility on the PPP loan repayment terms.  The U.S. Treasury, through the...

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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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PPP to PPPFA

Relaxed and More Flexibility Great news! Loans under the Paycheck Protection Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (“PPP”), and most importantly, the forgiveness requirements provisions have been somewhat relaxed as of this morning by passage of amendments to the PPP Act (“PPPFA”). The changes will...

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Coronavirus: Landlord and Tenant Matters

As of Monday, April 6, 2020, all California courts are prevented from processing evictions and judicial foreclosure actions (with some limited exceptions). The emergency rules are designed to protect tenants and borrowers, govern all California State Courts and apply to both residential and commercial tenants and borrowers. Below are synopsis...

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Employee Options: Coronavirus

REPRIEVE IN PAYMENT OF INSURANCE PREMIUMS As the Coronavirus crisis makes it much more difficult for employers to make premium payments and disrupts the submission and processing of insurance claims, we wanted to alert clients about the California Department of Insurance (DOI) issuance of two significant notices requesting leniency from...

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Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. PAID LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS Generally, employers covered...

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