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Category Archive: Coronavirus

Restaurants Cry Foul Over Business Interruption Denials

Restaurants Cry Foul Over Business Interruption Denials

| Coronavirus
A group of restaurateurs in the Buckeye State have joined a growing list of coronavirus-related business interruption denial claimants in federal courts nationwide. Several other kinds of coronavirus lawsuits are working their way through the judicial system. Highlights include class action lawsuits against airlines and ticket retailers for failure to give refunds and wrongful Paycheck…Read the article
Accessing Safe Foods During Public Calamities

Accessing Safe Foods During Public Calamities

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When disaster strikes, governments opt for one of two standard orders to the public: Get Out! and Stay Home! When hurricanes, floods and other forecastable catastrophes occur, evacuation is obviously the best option. But for those unable to flee, and when other calamities explode – like a global pandemic – staying put is the safest…Read the article
COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

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A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she…Read the article
Will We Be Social Distancing Until 2022?

Will We Be Social Distancing Until 2022?

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Desperate for income, worried about bills and eager to get back to their normal lives, most people are appalled by the mere thought of extended quarantine. But it seems likely that the ‘new normal’ will include some form of social distancing for months or even years to come, as lockdown restraints are gradually phased out.…Read the article
Coronavirus: Can You Still File Personal Injury Claims?

Coronavirus: Can You Still File Personal Injury Claims?

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to let some PAUSE restrictions expire in mid-May, but he will extend others. Does that mean the COVID-19 crisis is almost over, and how does this development affect your potential or active personal injury claim? Coronavirus is more widespread in New York than anyplace else, including China. According to…Read the article
Coronavirus Fuels Sexual Assault Spike

Coronavirus Fuels Sexual Assault Spike

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Stay-at-home orders (due to the coronavirus) have contributed to an uptick of valid sexual assault complaints, and advocacy groups are bracing for an even large increase to come. Isolation and stress may combine to make a fertile ground for additional assaults, according to one advocacy group. Moreover, added RAINN President Scott Berkowitz, “We are definitely…Read the article
Disclosing A COVID-19 Diagnosis At Work

Disclosing A COVID-19 Diagnosis At Work

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When an employee advises their employer that they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, management must act quickly in order to protect staff and customers, while wading through  contradictory rules and regulations on disclosure and confidentiality. Compliance Minefield   Under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), businesses are required to disclose all the information…Read the article
All About the CARES Act

All About the CARES Act

| Coronavirus
Protecting all Americans, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security – CARES Act provides workers and their families with direct economic assistance, helping small businesses and preserving jobs. Passed by the Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support and becoming law on March 27, 2020, it established the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund. This economic relief package…Read the article
Does the WARN Act Protect Laid-Off Coronavirus Employees?

Does the WARN Act Protect Laid-Off Coronavirus Employees?

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An obscure federal law that most people have never heard of. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, or the WARN Act might provide relief for workers who suddenly lost their jobs as the spreading coronavirus prompted sudden business closures. Two Hooters waitresses have already filed a class action suit in Florida. Hooters…Read the article
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Coronavirus

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Coronavirus

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Many employers have furloughed or laid off their workers because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Others have directed employees to work from home. But many others must still travel to work every morning. These people include food service retailers, hospital workers, emergency responders, utility workers, and the list goes on. In normal times, according to the…Read the article