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With the COVID-19 pandemic, dealers are handling complicated health and business issues. We talked with Aaron Jacoby about the impact of FMLA amendments and how they are designed to provide relief for employees and employers. 
Governor Ralph Northam, like his Maryland counterpart, today issued an Order that requires people in Virginia to remain at home. 
Today, Governor Larry Hogan has taken his most aggressive measure yet to protect public safety and prevent COVID-19’s spread. Effective at 8:00 p.m., today, he has ordered everyone who resides in Maryland to remain at home.
In some of our previous Legal Alerts concerning insurance coverage for coronavirus related issues, we have highlighted some of the types of coverage that could apply to a COVID-19 related loss, such as business interruption, contingent business interruption, civil authority, and event cancellation.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact employers’ business operations, employers with unionized workforces are faced with making business decisions while fulfilling their obligation to bargain with their employees’ collective bargaining representatives.   
Consumers are stuck at home. How does business continue? We talked with Aaron Jacoby and Russ McRory about the impact of state and local “Stay at Home” orders in California and New York and how dealers and manufacturers can navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, March 20, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order (“PAUSE,” Executive Order No. 202.8: Continuing Temporary Suspension and Modification of Laws Relating to the Disaster Emergency).
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a Senate bill passed just days earlier in response to the public health crisis that has emerged from the spread of COVID-19.
On March 24th, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued its first round of guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Arent Fox is counseling clients on the business loan programs included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Below is a summary of the Mid-Size Business Loan Program, which is included in the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020.
Like some other states, California has its own state version of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. 
Recent state and local executive orders limit or suspend many operations of California dealers and repair facilities. This alert summarizes the effects and penalties of recent orders, which are changing daily. 
After midnight on the East Coast on Wednesday, March 25, negotiators from the U.S. Congress and Trump Administration finally agreed to the framework of a historic $2 trillion bill. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) constitutes a new Marshall Plan for our nation.
On Monday, March 23, Governor Inslee signed the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Executive Order, effective midnight, March 25. 
On March 20, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed the “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order (“PAUSE Order”) to ensure safety for residents across New York State. Effective 8PM Sunday, March 22, 2020, all statewide non-essential businesses must close all in-person operations.
As more and more states order businesses to close their physical locations because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, employers are being encouraged by the federal and state governments to work remotely and not have their employees report to worksites unless they fit into the definition of essential
On March 18, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law Senate 8091 providing for paid sick leave, family leave, and certain disability leave for employees affected by mandatory or precautionary orders to quarantine or isolate due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
On Friday, March 20, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 7H, effective 8 PM, March 23. 
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an Executive Order on Monday that closed all “non-essential businesses” across the State starting at 5 p.m. on March 23, 2020.
On Monday, March 23, 2020, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued an emergency order (the “Order”) that as of noon, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, “all businesses and organizations that do not provide ‘COVID-19 Essential Services’ [must] close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customer
Yesterday, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a state-wide order aimed at promoting health and safety and reducing COVID-19’s spread. The order, which goes into effect today at 11:59 p.m., bans all gatherings of more than 10 people and mandates that certain non-essential businesses close. 
Found below is the current status for state and local orders impacting employers across the country.
On Saturday, March 21, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 107, effective 9 PM that day. 
With COVID-19 diagnosed in 21 of Maryland’s 24 counties and the disease’s death toll increasing, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has issued another order designed to stem the virus’s spread. Effective at 5:00 on Monday evening, all “non-essential businesses” closed until the state of emergency ends.