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New OSHA Guidance For Cloth Face Coverings in the Workplace

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") published new guidance for using cloth face coverings (face masks) in the workplace this week.

CARES Act PPP Reform: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

Recognizing issues with the current program, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the "Act") was recently signed into law, enacting reforms that will make it easier for current and prospective PPP loan recipients to have their loans fully forgiven...

COVID-19: Policyholders—Watch for "Falling Objects"

As "falling objects," viral particles should be included in Covered Causes of Loss property and business income insurance policies which, unlike All Risks policies, require damage or loss resulting from "Specified Causes of Loss."

Addressing Employee Fears: Legal Implications When Employees Refuse to Return to Work

As stay-at-home orders lift in Minnesota and across the country, employers preparing to open their workplaces may face resistance from employees afraid to return to work.

COVID-19 Policyholder Road Map: Trending Insurance Coverage Issues

Policyholders will likely be receiving denial letters from insurers soon (if not already) in response to insurance claims made in March and April, including those made seeking coverage for business interruption, delay in completion, and site cleanup costs.

New SBA Guidance Released: PPP Loan Certification Requirements for Good Faith

The Small Business Administration ("SBA") recently released new guidance that may impact businesses that have previously received a Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loan.

COVID-19: Impact on Product Liability Litigation

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting product liability litigation in many jurisdictions due to limitations on discovery from healthcare providers, modified court procedures and scheduling, and tolling of statutes of limitations.

CARES Act: Employer Guidance on the Expansion and Extension of Unemployment Benefits

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") enacted into law on March 27, 2020, provides for the expansion and extension of unemployment benefits.

COVID-19: Key Business Resources Under the CARES Act

President Trump signed into law an updated version of the CARES Act (the "Act") on March 27, 2020. The Act provides an estimated two trillion dollars' worth of relief for individuals and businesses in an effort to mitigate the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program – Proactive Steps to Apply

The process related to Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans under the CARES Act is moving quickly. Lenders may begin processing PPP loans as early as Friday, April 3, 2020, but it's unlikely all lenders will be ready to process and/or fund loans by this time.

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