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COVID-19

President Biden Announces Federal Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday afternoon, President Biden announced new federal vaccine mandates expected to impact nearly 80 million Americans representing two-thirds of the American workforce.  The mandate is aimed at combating the ongoing...

Legal Challenges to Vaccine Mandates Proven Unsuccessful*

Many employers are starting to institute mandatory vaccine policies and they are coming under attack by employees who have chosen not to be vaccinated.   So far, these attacks have been...

SBA Streamlines PPP Loan Forgiveness

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced a temporary, and in some cases permanent re-wiring of many parts of the U.S. economy, Congress passed the CARES Act, which included a whole host...

Department of Justice Declares COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Legal

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has determined that federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines. Thus, the DOJ’s finding paves the way for...

OSHA Releases Guidance To Protect Health Care Workers from Coronavirus

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently released guidance regarding the emergency temporary standard (“ETS”) to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.  The OSHA...

Texas Judge Upholds Large Hospital’s Vaccine Mandate

On Saturday, June 12th, Federal District Judge Lynn N. Hughes ruled that Houston Methodist, a major hospital system in Texas, may require its employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19, dismissing...

Ohio Legislation Offers Real Estate Investors COVID-19 Tax Relief

On April 27, 2021, Governor DeWine signed into law special legislation designed to account for decreases in property values caused by “a circumstance related to COVID-19 pandemic or state COVID-19...

Soaring Construction Costs: Whose Responsibility Are They Anyway?

Like most sectors of the economy, the construction industry was faced with innumerable challenges resulting from the novel coronavirus.  Now, as the country attempts to move past the pandemic, those...

New KY Law Grants Immunity From Certain COVID-19 Lawsuits

On April 11, 2021, a new law was enacted to help protect Kentucky businesses from lawsuits related to COVID-19. The law, found in 2021 Ky. Acts Chapter 205, provides liability...

COVID-19 Update: Mask Mandates Ending, More Updates In Coming Weeks

On May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated is no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors and no...
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