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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

Free Webinar: D.C. Moratorium on Eviction Notices and the Fairness in Renting Emergency Amendment Act of 2020

By Offit Kurman | October 26, 2020

Conversation With CEO of Emumba Inc., Owais Anjum, Business and Global Mobility: Leadership During COVID-19

By Offit Kurman | October 15, 2020

The COVID-19 Emergency – What We Learned and How to Prepare for The Next One

By Offit Kurman | October 9, 2020

M&A Nuggets: New SBA Notice – SBA Approval of Merger May Be Required If Seller Has PPP Loan

By Glenn Solomon Esq. | October 8, 2020

Free Webinar: Top Business Executive Planning Tips for Post-COVID

By Offit Kurman | October 5, 2020

DOL Changes and Clarifies COVID-19 Sick and Family Leave Federal Regulations

By Katherine Witherspoon Fry, Esq. | September 14, 2020

Read & Share: How Close Is The World To A Coronavirus Vaccine?

By Michael Mercurio, Esq. | September 14, 2020

Avoiding Covid Related Suspension At College

By Lisa Becker, Esq. | September 11, 2020

Payroll Tax Holiday Update

By Jared Johnson, Esq. | August 31, 2020

Mo Syed Immigration Webinar – Conversation With CEO of Emerging Strategy Inc., Adil Husain, Business and Global Mobility: Leadership During COVID-19

By Offit Kurman | August 27, 2020

COVID-19 Causes Businesses to Assess and Pivot in 2020

By Michael Mercurio, Esq. | August 26, 2020

COVID-19 is About More than Item 19 Franchise Disclosures

By Tom Pitegoff | August 21, 2020

Time and Money: Managing Employees and Finance During COVID-19

By Offit Kurman | August 14, 2020

Proceeding with Divorces During COVID-19

By Sandra Brooks, Esq. | August 13, 2020

EEOC Announces That it Will Resume Processing Right to Sue Letters

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | August 11, 2020

The Americans with Disabilities Act: An Old Law with New COVID-19 Considerations

By Sarah Sawyer, Esq. | August 10, 2020

Department of Treasury Ordered to Issue Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

By Susie Cirilli, Esq. | August 9, 2020

Traveling with Children During COVID-19

By Cheryl Hepfer, Esq. | August 6, 2020

Maryland Joins the Ranks of States Addressing Out-of-State Travel Amidst Rising COVID-19 Positivity Rates

By Veronica Yu, Esq. | August 4, 2020

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

By Offit Kurman | July 30, 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

Part II: Business Realities and Strategies to Succeed in the “New Normal” Webinar

By Offit Kurman | July 16, 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

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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.

Learn More Here »

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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. 

Learn More Here »


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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