Coronavirus Resources

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Offit Kurman lawyers remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this time of uncertainty.  Offit Kurman created this resource  – dedicated to COVID-19 advice, information, and strategies – to assist clients and others in remaining current with the implications of the changes to our lives and businesses resulting from the virus and government directives. We will continue to keep you up-to-date on new information, thought leadership, practical advice and strategies and the precautions you should be taking over the next few weeks.

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Maryland Region
Columbia, Baltimore, Frederick

John Brunnett - Regional Director
jbrunnett@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0392

 


D.C. Region

Tysons Corner, VA; Bethesda, MD,
Washington, D.C.

Joe Crossney - Regional Director
jcrossney@offitkurman.com | 301.575.0387

 

 

Pennsylvania Region
Philadelphia, PA; Plymouth Meeting, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington, DE

John DePrince - Regional Director
jdeprince@offitkurman.com | 267.338.1313

 

 

New York Region
New York, NY;  Metropark, NJ

Kim DePuy- Regional Director
kdepuy@offitkurman.com  | 347.589.8502

 

 

North Carolina Region
Charlotte, NC

Robin O'Connell - Regional Director
robin.oconnell@offitkurman.com | 980.279.8431

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Visas and Immigration for Healthcare Professionals During the COVID-19 Crises

Thursday, April 9th, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This webinar will discuss popular visa and immigration categories used by foreign physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other related professionals.

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Watch & Listen

Impact of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act on Business Owners

Friday, April 3, 2020

Join Sarah Sawyer, an employment attorney with Offit Kurman, as she explains the impact of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act will have on business owners. She will also address the common challenges faced by employers during this crisis.

Building Best Practices For Construction Companies to Navigate COVID-19

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Join Josh Quinter and Karin Corbett in a free, one-hour webinar to get an update on the current state of affairs, learn tangible steps your construction company can take to overcome the hurdles it currently faces as a result of COVID-19, and draw on their experience with various players in the industry relating to the impact of the current pandemic.

COVID-19: What Government Contractors Need to Know

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Ed DeLisle, Practice Group Leader of Government Contracting, is presenting “COVID-19: What Government Contractors Need to Know.” During this briefing, Ed will discuss the challenges facing government contractors as they contend with the pandemic and what to expect as things progress. The program will cover:

Coronavirus: Creating a Legally Compliant Remote Workforce

Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Many businesses have been forced to shut their physical doors given the outbreak of the Coronavirus. The switch to a completely remote workforce presents many logistical and legal challenges. Join Offit Kurman Principal Attorney Theodora Stringham to discuss best practices for managing a remote workforce from a legal perspective.

Special Coronavirus Briefing for Hotel and Restaurant Employers

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis is presenting a host of new challenges for employers in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry. During this Special Briefing, we will discuss existing and expected challenges you can expect to face in the weeks to come.

COVID-19 and its Legal Implications

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The consequences of COVID-19 are far-reaching. How do I handle my employee issues, will there be rent abatement, is there insurance coverage for any of my losses? Get answers to these questions and more.

The Coronavirus Crisis is presenting a host of new challenges for employers across all industries. During this Special Briefing we will discuss existing and expected challenges you can expect to face in the weeks to come.

On March 10, New York became the first state to require lenders to submit a coronavirus contingency plan. Lenders must be prepared to have plans to face the employment and regulatory challenges that may lie ahead.  Lenders may need to update employment practices/policies and/or take steps to avoid incurring losses associated with pending loan applications.

Russell Berger & Kelci Longaker on AHA Business Radio

Tuesday,  March 31, 2020

Join Russell and Kelci as they talk about how this pandemic impacts small businesses.

 

Special Edition: Leading Through the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Leaders step up in tough times. The problems the coronavirus presents is exactly one of those situations. It presents new challenges for companies in the construction trade. Josh & Karin discusses how construction companies can lead through this pandemic.

 

Offit Kurman Labor & Employment Telebriefs

March 11, 2020

Offit Kurman Telebriefs® are 30-minute, information-packed phone calls geared towards executives, HR directors, supervisors, managers, and business owners. Join Howard K. Kurman, as he discusses employment law developments occurring over the past two weeks that will most significantly impact employers nationwide.

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Resources

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CARES Act: Six Questions About the Employee Retention Credit

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Russell Berger and Gabriel Celii, answer your six questions about the Employee Retention Credit, a benefit of the recently passed, CARES Act.

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Offit Kurman Guide to the CARES Act

Offit Kurman is pleased to present this detailed summary of pertinent provisions of the CARES Act, landmark legislation designed to help businesses and individuals deal with the impact of COVID-19. This summary is intended as a guide. Please note that regulations and guidance under the CARES Act are being published almost hourly by the applicable government agencies, and so information in this summary may have already changed since being published. It is therefore important that you consult with your advisors to inquire about any updates on the Act as well as your specific situation. Offit Kurman is ready and able to assist you.

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Summary of Unemployment Compensation Expansion in CARES

On March 25, 2020, Congress came to an agreement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Below is a summary of the expanded unemployment compensation assistance the new law offers.

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Facts About the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) officially became the largest financial assistance bill enacted by Congress. The Act includes provisions to help small businesses as they work to survive through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. 

Learn More Here »

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New Poster Required for Coronavirus Law

The law requires that no later than April 1, 2020 covered employers publish/post the requisite notice poster to employees. Covered employers include businesses and some government entities with less than 500 employees.

Learn More Here »

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This law, among other efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, provides for an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act as well as the creation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will need to adopt policies and practices compliant with the many nuances of the new law, as illustrated below.

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