As we navigate the personal and professional disruptions imposed by COVID-19, now and in the future, Weston Hurd is a resource for guidance, advice, and counsel. Our team of attorneys is monitoring the many legal issues that are arising and will continue to arise as a result of the pandemic. Please refer to Weston Hurd’s Coronavirus Resource Page for information on topics that may be of assistance and support.
3/19/2020 – “Business Interruption Coverage and the Coronavirus” written by Weston Hurd Partner John Farnan addresses the timely topic of a business owner’s insurance policy. Download a pdf copy of the article here:
3/20/2020 – “Temporary Expansion of FMLA and Paid Sick Leave” written by Weston Hurd Partner Jon Good addresses two key components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – the temporary expansion of FMLA and the immediate provision of paid sick leave to certain employees. The Act was passed by the Senate and signed by the President on March 18, 2020. Download a pdf copy of the article here or view the article by clicking the link:
3/23/2020 – Unforeseeable circumstances – such as the outbreak of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – that prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual duties may fall under the force majeure clause of that contract. However, a great deal depends on the nature of the event and its impact on the specific contract and its performance by the parties. Learn more about this topic in “COVID-19 and Force Majeure” written by Weston Hurd Partner Matthew Miller. Download a pdf copy of the article here.
3/23/2020 – In “Business Interruption Coverage – Lawmakers and Insurance Industry Weigh-In”, Weston Hurd attorney Joshua Miklowski monitors the latest development on this topic when a bipartisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers and four major insurance trade associations exchange letters on March 18 pertaining to commercial business interruption coverage for policy holders.
3/23/2020 – “Coronavirus, Project Interruption, and Contractual Obligations” – Weston Hurd Partner Frederick Bills on Ohio’s Stay-at-Home Order and how now is an important time for design professionals to review and reconsider contractual provisions accounting for unforeseeable circumstances and resulting project interruption.
3/24/2020 – “Coronavirus Employment FAQs” – Weston Hurd Partner Jon Good addresses frequently asked questions as employers navigate Ohio’s new emergency laws and statewide orders pertaining to essential businesses.
3/25/2020 – “COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for Certain Non-Profit Organizations, as well as For-Profit Businesses” – Weston Hurd Partner Dana Rose provides information on the U.S. Small Business Administration program of economic injury disaster loans to private non-profits, as well as for-profit businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3/25/2020 – Here is the official Department of Labor poster regarding the new COVID-19 leave laws. Covered employers are required to post in a conspicuous place where employees can see it. Click “download” to obtain a copy.
3/26/2020 – “Senate Passes Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act as Part of Coronavirus Response Act” – Weston Hurd Partner Matt Miller provides a preliminary summary of unique provisions relevant to small business loans.