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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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Recent News

NEW DEVELOPMENTS: The Future of International Students Enrolled At U.S. Universities Taking Online Classes

By Offit Kurman | July 30, 2020

Staging Your Business For Sale

By Stuart B. Newman, Esq. | July 21, 2020

Virginia Adopts New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards

By Russell Berger, Esq. | July 20, 2020

Tax Savings and Refunds Available to Businesses from the CARES Act: Action is Required Now

By Steve Lueker, Esq. | July 17, 2020

Business Succession Planning: COVID-19 Has Changed Things – It’s Time For A Review

By Brian Hundertmark, Esq. | July 10, 2020

Practices Perfected During COVID-19 Will Help Businesses Ensure a Compliant Workplace for the Future

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | July 9, 2020

Philadelphia Passes First of Kind Ordinance to Protect Workers with COVID-19 Complaints

By Katharine Batista, Esq. | July 7, 2020

New Virginia Legislation: Critical Updates in Employment Law

By Offit Kurman | June 30, 2020

Philadelphia Code Codifies Employees’ Rights During COVID

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | June 26, 2020

Divorce in the Time of COVID-19

By Offit Kurman | June 26, 2020

Best Practices For Landlords and Property Managers During Phase Two Reopening in D.C.

By Offit Kurman | June 25, 2020

Effective July 1: New Employee Laws Mandatory for Businesses

By Theodora Stringham, Esq. | June 24, 2020

Virginia Landlord-Tenant Legislative Updates

By Offit Kurman | June 18, 2020

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Offers Expedited Examination for COVID-19 Medical Goods and Services

By Offit Kurman | June 18, 2020

PPP Loans for U.S. Subsidiaries of Foreign Companies

By Michiel A. Bloemsma, Esq. | June 17, 2020

Getting Back to Work During COVID-19: The New Normal from an Employment Attorney’s Perspective

By Offit Kurman | June 16, 2020

COVID-19 and State Franchise Renewals

By Tom Pitegoff | June 12, 2020

Small Business Act and Cares Act Amended to Provide PPP Loan Relief

By C. Thomas Hicks III, Esq. | June 11, 2020

Insurance Broker Liability For COVID-19 Losses

By Jay Levin, Esq. | June 10, 2020

We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet: What You Need to Know About Reopening Your Business

By Offit Kurman | June 9, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Primer

By Offit Kurman | June 9, 2020

Susie Cirilli Guests on Employee Cycle Podcast: Why You Need A COVID Policy to Protect Both Your Employees and Company

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | June 5, 2020

Best Practices For Landlords and Property Managers During Reopening In D.C.

By Offit Kurman | June 5, 2020

Conversation With HR Leader, Nancy Griffith, On the Impact COVID-19 Has On Business and Immigration Legal Matters

By Offit Kurman | June 4, 2020

Long-Term Care: A Crisis Within the COVID-19 Crisis | Part 2 – Are the Changes Necessary?

By Joseph Kelley Jr., Esq. | June 4, 2020

How Disaster Loans Become a Disaster

By Stuart B. Newman, Esq. | June 3, 2020

DC Repayment Plan Requirement Discussion & Guidance

By Offit Kurman | June 1, 2020

EEOC Says Employers Cannot Bar Employees with Certain Underlying Conditions from the Workplace Unless they are “Direct Threats”

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | May 29, 2020

Returning to Work: A Review of Employer Essential Documents

By Offit Kurman | May 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: Four Lease Provisions Commercial Landlords Should Consider Modifying or Adding Right Now

By Keith Nichols, Esq. | May 28, 2020

Conversation With HR Leader, Amy Hau, On the Impact COVID-19 Has On Business and Immigration Legal Matters

By Offit Kurman | May 28, 2020

Business Realities and Strategies to Succeed in the “New Normal“

By Offit Kurman | May 27, 2020

Pass or Fail: Guidelines for Testing for COVID-19 in the Workplace

By Theodora Stringham, Esq. | May 27, 2020

Clarifying Information Overload: Guidance for Hospitality Employers Reopening During COVID-19 [Webinar]

By Offit Kurman | May 26, 2020

M&A Nuggets: Effect of PPP Loan on M&A

By Glenn Solomon Esq. | May 26, 2020

The Coronavirus Support Emergency Amendment Act

By Offit Kurman | May 22, 2020

Best Practice: Employers Should Implement New Policies and Forms During COVID-19 Reopening

By Offit Kurman | May 22, 2020

How is COVID-19 Impacting the Practice of Law?

By Michael Mercurio, Esq. | May 22, 2020

Conversation With HR Leader, LaDonna Ogden, On the Impact COVID-19 On Business and Immigration Legal Matters

By Offit Kurman | May 21, 2020

COVID-19 and Your Custody Concerns

By Elizabeth Hodges, Esq. | May 21, 2020

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Remote Rundown

Hosted by Labor and Employment Attorneys Sarah Sawyer, Russell Berger, and Veronica Yu – and moderated by our Director of Business Development, Jim Ries – the Remote Rundown is an episodic series focusing on conversation surrounding the latest and most relevant employment issues relating to COVID-19 and practical advice for business owners and employers in Maryland.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What We Know Now

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Katharine Batista and Russell Berger, provide a rundown on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Summary of Benefits for Consumers with Federally Backed Mortgages

Offit Kurman Attorney, Steve Metz, gives a summary of benefits for consumers with federally backed mortgages.

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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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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.


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.

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The CARES Act for Taxpayers

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Steve Lueker, Diane Kotkin, Russell Berger, and Glenn Solomon share their quick taxpayers guide for the CARES Act.

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CARES Act: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Thomas Hicks and Glenn Solomon, break down the Economic Injury Disaster Loan in this quick guide.

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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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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. 

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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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