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By Michael A. Shadiack and Scott P. Humphreys

On March 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided additional guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This can be found on the DOL website ...

Summary of Financial Assistance Available to Small Businesses Under the CARES Act

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020, is an emergency measure aimed in part at providing relief for small businesses. It includes $349 billion in Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan ...

CARES Act Provides Unprecedented Unemployment Benefits: What Employers Need to Know
On March 27, 2020, the House passed and President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest stimulus bill in United States history. The comprehensive statute includes multiple provisions designed to expand unemployment benefits during the ...
Property Insurance Coverage Issues Presented by COVID-19

Connell Foley’s property insurance group is comprised of market leaders with well over 100 years of combined experience addressing complex coverage issues on behalf of the insurance industry. The group has significant experience with claims involving widespread catastrophic losses ...

Guidelines for Working Securely While Working Remotely

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Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the various state and federal guidelines regarding stay-at-home directives, there are a record number of individuals currently working remotely. To reduce the threat of a security breach to ...

U.S. Department of Labor Expands FFCRA Guidance Including Impact of Furloughs and Business Closures
On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided significantly expanded guidance as to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which is available at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions. The DOL has now provided much needed ...
Top Coronavirus Cyber Scams to Watch for Now

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Now more than ever it is crucial to be aware of potential cyber threats. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current pandemic to propagate numerous types of cyberattacks. Following are some of the scams that are making their ...

Required Notice: Covered Employers Must Provide Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor has provided information to assist employers with Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) compliance. Specifically, covered employers must provide notice to their employees pursuant to the FFCRA, which the Department of Labor published today, March ...

New York State Courts to Accept Fillings for Only "Essential Matters"

On Sunday, March 22, New York state courts issued Administrative Order 78. The Order was issued as part of the courts’ ongoing efforts to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, and restricts the acceptance of both paper and electronic filings in all cases to only certain “essential ...

COVID-19 Pandemic to Impact New Jersey Foreclosures and Evictions

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, March 19, 2020, The New Jersey State Legislature enacted bills (A-3859 and S-2276) that allow New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to issue an Executive Order preventing law enforcement officers from taking action to evict or otherwise ...

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