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FFCRA Update: Department of Labor Revises Regulations, Largely Rejects SDNY Court Ruling

The DOL has issued new regulations in response to the August 3 SDNY Federal Court ruling, modifying two rules and providing additional legal justification to reaffirm its stance on intermittent leave and the work availability rule.

SEC Adopts Amendments Expanding Accredited Investor Definition

The amendments will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, with likely effectiveness in November 2020.

SEC Amends Disclosure Requirements for Business and Risk Descriptions

This is the first significant change in these disclosure requirements in over 30 years. The amendments will be effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, with likely effectiveness in October 2020.

Key FFCRA Regulations Vacated by Federal Court, Dramatically Expand FFCRA Leave Eligibility

On Monday, August 3, 2020, a federal court for the Southern District of New York struck down Department of Labor (DOL) regulations regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

#MaskUpMN: Key Employer Requirements Per Minnesota Governor Walz's New Face Covering Order

As of July 25, 2020, Governor Walz has ordered that all Minnesotans must wear face coverings (face masks) in indoor businesses and indoor public settings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Minnesota Legislature Passes New Measures Empowering Financial Institutions to Take Action Against Financial Exploitation

On May 16, 2020, Governor Walz signed into law an amendment to Minnesota Statutes § 45A.06 allowing financial services providers to delay, or put on hold, a transaction if they reasonably believe that an adult falling under the "eligible adult" category is a victim of financial exploitation.

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.


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