On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, a consolidated government spending and coronavirus relief bill.
On December 31, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) published a temporary final rule again extending and modifying export restrictions on scarce and critical health and medical supplies.
Late last night, Congress passed the COVID-19 relief bill, which provides extensions for key renewable energy tax credits.
On December 14, 2020, the EPA Office of the Inspector General sent a Memorandum to EPA’s head of enforcement, Susan Bodine, informing her that it would undertake an assessment of how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted air-compliance monitoring in states that have received delegated authority to oversee the Clean Air Act.
One question that employers have been asking since the onset of the pandemic is whether they could be sued by employees who get sick as a result of being exposed to an infected coworker.
The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) will require lenders to issue Loan Necessity Questionnaires to borrowers to collect information for the agency’s review of large Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans.
We have discussed how employers are obligated to record COVID-19 cases that they have determined are work-related and are confirmed COVID-19 cases, but what happens when an employee who has contracted COVID-19 has to go to a hospital or dies?
Time will tell whether the current pandemic will result in a significant long-term shift towards remote working, but in the short- and medium-term, employers continue to grapple with issues that arise with employees working from home.
Arbitral institutions have adopted new measures so that they can continue to manage arbitration proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As employers re-open workplaces, the use of rapid COVID-19 testing has proliferated. But if an employer learns of a positive result, is it required to report that result on its workplace injury logs?
On October 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration and Treasury released a new, simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrowers with loans of $50,000 or less. The new process for smaller loans will reduce the burden on both small business borrowers and their lenders.