COVID-19 Client Communication, Vol. 6

As we wrap up another week in our dramatically altered world, please find our latest update on the latest breaking news related to COVID-19. Have a healthy, safe, and kind weekend.

New FFCRA Regulations Provide Clarity

On April 1, 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor posted a temporary rule issuing regulations to the FFCRA. The rule answers previously unaddressed questions and clarifies the DOL’s prior guidance. Continue reading for the top 15 new takeaways for employers. Read more…

Bay Area Narrows SIP Orders

Six counties in Northern California’s Bay Area have added new restrictions on what residents can do – and what businesses must do – during extended COVID-19 “shelter in place” orders. Read more…

Copyright Office Accepting Electronic Applications

Effective April 2, 2020, the United States Copyright Office is temporarily accepting electronic deposits via their online registration system eCO, due to COVID-19. Read more…

Paycheck Protection for Non-Profits

The recently enacted CARES Act has provisions that allow for non-profit organizations to apply for loans. Read more…

Furthering the Fight Against COVID-19

FEMA has published details addressing how the private sector can help, and California & New York have announced their plans to purchase or obtain personal protective equipment. Join the fight. Read more…

Pardon The Interruption, Yet Again

Massachusetts, Ohio and New York are joining New Jersey in efforts to pass legislation compelling the insurance industry make good on its business interruption clauses for the benefit of their insured companies due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more…

USPTO Extensions

Due to COVID-19, the United States Patent and Trademark Office have offered guidance on extensions for certain filings for those impacted by the pandemic. Read more…

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