As local and national governments take measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, patent and trademark owners are facing potential difficulties with meeting prosecution and dispute deadlines.
Complying with California’s wage and hour rules can be hard in ordinary times. Now, along with the many challenges that the COVID-19 emergency poses, California employers may face new situations and issues.
David L. Dubrow, Richard J. Krainin, Jeannette Carneiro McLaughlin, Tal M. Unrad, Justin A. Goldberg
On April 2, the Small Business Administration published an Interim Final Rule intended to amend certain existing regulations in order to assist lenders and borrowers in advance of the April 3 opening submission opportunity for the newly established Paycheck Protection Program.
Reference Guide: Worldwide Export Controls on Face Masks and Other Medical Personal Protective Equipment
A number of governments have imposed export controls on the export of a variety of medical (and industrial) PPE. In other words, if you want to import face masks into the US from a European country, you need a license to export them from the EU first.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the US Treasury Department published a final rule on April 2, 2020, modernizing labeling and advertising regulations for alcoholic beverages.
Today is the first day to submit applications for a Small Business Administration loan under the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), one of the key components of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security (CARES) Act.
CARES Act Section 4024 - Temporary Prohibition of Eviction on Properties Financed by Federally Backed Mortgage Loans
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides, among other things, immediate eviction relief for certain residential tenants, but does not address relief for commercial tenants.
D. Jacques Smith, Randall A. Brater, Alexander S. Birkhold, Michael F. Dearington, Mohammed T. Farooqui, Rebecca W. Foreman, Nadia Patel, Melissa A. Trenk, Laura Zell
Headlines that Matter for Companies and Executives in Regulated Industries
Breaking News: Limitations on Receiving Sick Leave and Family Leave Under the FFCRA and New York State Senate Bill S8091
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) employers with 499 or fewer employees are responsible for providing employees with paid sick leave and paid expanded family and medical leave under certain circumstances related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
We previously reported on Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order which put in place mandatory stay-at-home restrictions except for workers in “essential businesses” as part of an effort to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
On March 31, Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the creation of a new FDA program, the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (“CTAP”), designed to speed up the development of life-saving treatments that have the potential to be both safe and effective.
With businesses facing reduced hours or closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, business interruption coverage is top of mind. In today’s episode, we talked to James Westerlind about the types of coverage and policy exclusions that can impact your ability to make a claim.
Rapid-Fire Petition Denials by the CFPB: Unconstitutionality an Insufficient Basis to Stop Investigations
The result of such denials was not just academic; as a practical matter, they have paved the way forward for the Bureau to continue its investigatory work over the constitutional objections asserted by regulated entities.
The recently passed CARES Act makes critical investments in telehealth and medicare reimbursements. We talked with Aaron Jacoby and Douglas Grimm about the impact the CARES Act will have on key components of the health care industry.
NEW: Maryland Governor Issues “Stay-at-Home” Order; Auto Dealerships May Stay Open, But Proceed with Caution
As recently reported by our COVID-19 Task Force, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an amended Executive Order on Monday requiring all Maryland residents to stay at home starting at 8 p.m. on March 30, 2020.
FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Anti-Malarial Drugs from Strategic National Stockpile to Treat COVID-19 Patients
In a letter dated March 28, FDA announced it was issuing an Emergency Use Authorization for oral formulations of chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate for the treatment of COVID-19.
US Department of Labor Issues Temporary Final Rule Implementing Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a temporary final rule providing further clarity on how the agency will be implementing the paid emergency family and medical leave and emergency paid sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Treasury and IRS Release FAQs On Paid Sick and Family Leave Tax Credits for Small and Mid-Size Employers
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have published more information on refundable tax credits that reimburse small and mid-size employers, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, for the cost of providing their employees paid sick and family leave related to COVID-19.
Dealers’ service and parts departments have been deemed “essential.” Sales operations are not so clear. With scaled-down to zero onsite sales operations, ramping up online sales efforts is critical.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act includes three programs aimed at providing relief to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic: the new Paycheck Protection Program, the new Mid-Size Business Loan Program, and an expansion upon the existing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
Elliott M. Kroll, Julius A. Rousseau, III, James M. Westerlind, Eric A. Biderman, Mark S. Fragner, Richard G. Liskov
A number of state legislators in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Massachusetts have proposed bills which would require insurers on some business interruption policies—those covering businesses with less than a specified number of employees—to retroactively cover and pay claims even though the policy
As our country grapples with the health, economic, and social impacts of COVID-19, the US Congress has weaponized the US tax law to provide economic stimulus and soften the financial blow dealt by COVID-19 through two key pieces of legislation.
On March 27, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-37-20, placing a statewide ban on the enforcement of evictions of residential tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. A number of cities and counties across the state have also passed their own restrictions, som
Project delays and work stoppages are increasing the likelihood of claims. In part three of our conversation with Mark Bloom and Andrew Ross, we discuss ways to limit your exposure and mitigate claims that may arise related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 17, 2020, Secretary Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Declaration, see 85 Fed. Reg. 15198, invoking the products liability immunity protections within the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.