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Vessel and Port Operations in the US and the Port of New York and New Jersey during the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 24, 2020

The Port of New York and New Jersey is one of the busiest ports in the United States, serving one…

NJ Amends State WARN Act to Give Employers Pandemic Flexibility

April 17, 2020

On April 15, 2020, New Jersey lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2353, which amends the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss…

UPDATED – Judicial and Legislative Updates: Business Interruption Coverage for First-Party Losses Caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 17, 2020

In my last blog on this subject, I discussed recent activity on the judicial and legislative front. Here, I will…

PA Employers Must Initiate Additional Measures to Protect Employees

April 17, 2020

Yesterday, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, MD, ordered employers to institute additional measures of mitigation to slow the spread…

As COVID-19 Spreads, Possibilities for Bail or Release of At-Risk Inmates: Practice Points

April 16, 2020

In an alert published earlier this week, we discussed the vulnerability of inmates and prison staff to the spread of…

Maritime Litigation and Arbitration in the US and New York during the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 15, 2020

April 16, 2020 – UPDATE: The SMA has now published a message concerning coronavirus and maritime arbitration proceedings. The message…

As COVID-19 Spreads, Possibilities Arise for Bail or Release of At-Risk Inmates

April 13, 2020

“[I]nmates and [prison] staff are incredibly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19 and immediate steps must be taken to protect…

Nonprofit Issues: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions and Answers

April 8, 2020

Don Kramer’s Nonprofit Issues has been receiving questions on many topics surrounding the current coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including business continuity, bylaws,…

You’ve Cut Costs, Laid Off, or Furloughed Employees. Now What?

April 6, 2020

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on people around the world, it is also severely disrupting numerous companies’ health, balance sheets, and…

How Employers Should Prepare for the Restart of Business

April 6, 2020

While many employers have made and continue to make difficult employment decisions due to state-mandated business closures, this too shall…

Judicial and Legislative Updates: Business Interruption Coverage for First-Party Losses Caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

April 6, 2020

In my last blog on this subject, I discussed some of the first-party insurance issues for recovering losses caused by…

DOL and IRS Issue Guidance and Temporary Rule on Paid Leave Under New COVID-19 Legislation

April 3, 2020

On April, 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) posted a temporary rule issuing regulations…

Paycheck Protection Program COVID-19 Relief Window Is Open for Business as of April 3

April 3, 2020

Small and mid-size businesses needing economic relief to help tide them over during the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic may start…

CARES Act Extends Tax Relief to Businesses Hit Hard by COVID-19

March 31, 2020

In addition to providing stimulus checks to most American taxpayers and funding loans to small- to mid-size businesses hit hard…

The CARES Act and Its Impact on Real Estate Investors

March 31, 2020

The $2 trillion-dollar stimulus package, the “CARES Act”, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020 contains…

U.S. Department of Labor Updates its Guidance on FFCRA Paid Leave Provisions

March 31, 2020

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) for employers and employees addressing the…

CARES Act Loans: An Overview of the Paycheck Protection Program

March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the highly anticipated Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the…

Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania School and Non-Life-Sustaining Business Closure “Until Further Notice”

March 30, 2020

On March 30, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on his website that “all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until…

Force Majeure and Impossibility in the Context of Commercial Lease Obligations

March 30, 2020

In the wake of coronavirus, there undoubtedly will be hundreds, if not thousands, of commercial tenants who seek relief from…

M/V GOLDEN RAY: Deviating from an OPA 90 Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan

March 30, 2020

The M/V GOLDEN RAY capsized and grounded in St. Simons Sound on September 8, 2019 in an environmentally sensitive area….