As stay-at-home and similar orders are being lifted, businesses are reopening and employees are returning to work. It is important for businesses, including those that have remained open, to be mindful of potential labor and employment law issues which may arise as the country starts to emerge from the shutdown. This article covers two broad […]
Should you monitor workers who aren’t social distancing off duty? Firm Shareholder Adam Chotiner weighs in about issues involved in monitoring social distancing away from work in an article from the Society for Human Resource Management. Click here to read the full article.
Want to protect your community from legal challenges regarding service and assistance animals? Firm Shareholder Adam Chotiner shares what associations need to know about this evolving area of the law in the May/June edition of Common Ground magazine. Click here to read the full article.
Besides the over one million people who have suffered from COVID-19 and the over 68,000 persons who have not made it through the illness in the United States, the more fortunate have suffered the devastating economic impact of being out of work, losing their businesses and not being able to afford groceries. Thank goodness for […]
Co-Parenting in an intact family has enough challenges on a regular basis, but even more so during sheltering and social distancing, either ordered or maintained voluntarily, during the Coronavirus. The challenges may be even greater in a family living out of two different homes, post judgment. The following observations apply to both intact and divorced […]
Business owners in the hospitality, restaurant and tourism industries who are dealing with the significant impacts of COVID-19 may find some relief through new bankruptcy laws. Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann attorney Matthew Kish discusses these developments and how they can help these companies in this article from the Daily Business Review. Click here for […]
The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (the “SBRA”), appearing in Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, went into effect on February 19, 2020. The SBRA was intended to provide small businesses with a more streamlined and cost-effective restructuring process than the traditional Chapter 11 process. When the SBRA went into effect, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of day-to-day life and has presented unprecedented challenges. A proper estate planning review is an excellent way to maintain a sense of comfort that you have accounted for these uncertain times by ensuring that personal preferences and wishes are carried. Especially important are “advance directives” designating agents who […]
COVID-19 brings up many legal questions, often relating to the availability of insurance coverage for shutdowns and losses having to do with the interruption of normal business activities. However, one question which commercial litigators are getting asked repeatedly from their commercial clients is whether “force majeure” or “Act of God” clauses in their contracts will […]
Recently, I received a call from a condominium property management company, regarding access to the building. Most of the building’s residents are Florida snowbirds, and many were inviting family members, located in the Northeast, to relocate to Florida, so as to escape that area’s higher concentration of COVID-19 diagnoses. The management company wanted to know […]
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