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CARES ACT HIGHLIGHTS: Paycheck Protection Program and FFCRA Amendments

by Mark A. Konkel & Alison Frimmel
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law.  The CARES Act’s purpose is aimed at reducing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and  stimulate the economy with a $2.1 trillion dollar...

If You Want the Benefits of an Arbitration Agreement, Say So

by A. John Harper III & Paige Cantrell
Companies that utilize third-party staffing vendors should take stock of the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Hiser v. NZone Guidance, L.L.C. The March 24, 2020 opinion, applying Texas law, reinforces that both contract language, and keeping such language up-to-date, is...

When do Coronavirus-Related Closures Trigger WARN Act Obligations?

by Jason Patterson & William Pokorny
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, one question employers are beginning to ask is whether and when they are obligated to provide notices to employees under the federal and state WARN Acts. The federal and Illinois WARN Acts are not implicated by temporary...

What Employers Should Know About COVID-19 Laws in New York

by Robin Shea
New York has just passed major COVID-19 employment laws! COVID-19 has caused bars, bodegas, and other businesses to shutter in New York City and throughout the state. The New York Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have responded with several new laws designed to...

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is law

by Jon Hyman
Five days. That’s all it took for both parties in both houses of Congress to work together, along with the White House and President Trump, to pass important relief legislation for American workers. We need more cooperation like this to see our country thru this...