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Category Archive: Coronavirus

Is COVID-19 Covered Under Force Majeure Clauses?

Is COVID-19 Covered Under Force Majeure Clauses?

| Coronavirus
When COVID-19 first began rampaging through China, the Western world got a taste of the disruption it would bring to businesses. Suddenly, supply chains went into lockdown, and manufacturers couldn’t get the materials they needed. Now that the virus is on home soil in full swing, the further disruptions in supply chains and businesses due…Read the article
Are Healthcare Facilities Liable for Failing To Provide PPE

Are Healthcare Facilities Liable for Failing To Provide PPE

| Coronavirus
Attorneys all over the country have been receiving phone calls from nurses, med techs, and other health care workers since shortly after the COVID-19 crisis began. Doctors and nurses everywhere have been inquiring as to what their legal remedies may be if they have been exposed to the Coronavirus due to the lack of personal…Read the article
Americans Facing the Pandemic Without Water

Americans Facing the Pandemic Without Water

| Coronavirus
Americans from every state are being told to shelter in place to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens are being told to stay at least 6 feet from everyone else, to stay home as much as possible, wear masks when they have to go in public, and wash their hands many, many times a day. Of…Read the article
Coping with Recovery in COVID-19 Isolation

Coping with Recovery in COVID-19 Isolation

| Coronavirus
Health professionals from all over the world are studying how addicts are coping with the isolation that is necessary to survive the current global crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has become a crisis of a completely different sort than any we have dealt with in our generation. Much like the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Coronavirus…Read the article
Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Nursing Home Elder Abuse During the COVID-19 Outbreak

| Coronavirus
Recently, there has been an increase in concern over elder abuse in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have been keeping up with the news at all, you have probably heard them say thousands of times, “There is no need to panic, this virus is killing only the elderly and those with underlying…Read the article
Child Custody and Visitation in the Coronavirus Age

Child Custody and Visitation in the Coronavirus Age

| Coronavirus
Necessary Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions have taken everything familiar about life, such as work schedules, family routines, yes – even child custody and visitation and turned them upside-down. How can you deal with these issues without adding more stress to a stressful situation? Most parenting time plans have an every-other-weekend/every-other-holiday division. Parents in self-imposed or doctor-recommended…Read the article
Coronavirus Litigation:COVID-19 Pandemic Plays Out in Court

Coronavirus Litigation:COVID-19 Pandemic Plays Out in Court

| Coronavirus
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the United States and the rest of the world, public officials in multiple offices have been served with lawsuits over the way they have handled various aspects of the global crisis. From price-gouging vendors to the nation of China, defendants are being accused of anything from taking advantage…Read the article
What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

What’s the Difference Between Furloughs and Layoffs?

| Coronavirus
Some words, such as coronavirus and COVID-19, are synonymous. They mean the same thing. Other words, like furlough and layoffs, do not exactly mean the same thing. Both the l-word and the f-word mean the employee is not working. But there are some significant differences, mostly in terms of employee rights. In normal times, employers…Read the article
Coronavirus and Your Job

Coronavirus and Your Job

| Coronavirus
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, many people are worried about contracting the virus at work or during their commutes. Generally, if employees cite coronavirus concerns and refuse to come to work, employers can legally terminate them. Working from home is not a fundamental right even under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the United States…Read the article
New York Proposal: Suspend Rent Payments for 90 Days

New York Proposal: Suspend Rent Payments for 90 Days

| Coronavirus
Lawmakers in New York and elsewhere are acting to preserve your health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers are also acting to preserve your economic rights, but this response is a bit slower. New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris proposed the suspension, which has bipartisan support. The proposal would also apply to mortgage payments.…Read the article