On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court published a 6-3 opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund holding that the Clean Water Act, (CWA or Act) requires a permit when there… Read more
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Governor Northam recently enacted Executive Order 60 (EO 60) granting limited immunity to health care providers responding to the COVID-19 disaster. The immunity covers claims of injury or wrongful death but does not cover gross… Read more
Presently, there is no case law in Virginia that specifically addresses pandemic viruses as occupational diseases and workers’ compensation benefits. However, by definition pandemics are a widespread contagion. Therefore, it is likely that COVID-19 claims… Read more
The significant economic consequences of COVID-19 reach businesses across all sectors of the global economy. For many, the financial realities of the pandemic are stark and require those organizations consider unique arrangements to ensure continuity… Read more
Some small businesses have received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan or may receive such a loan in the near future. This article focuses on the restrictions on how the PPP loan money can be… Read more
In a special session on April 22, 2020, the Virginia General Assembly enacted House Bill 340 which imposes a stay or continuance of an unlawful detainer action or a foreclosure proceeding or a sale under… Read more
The 2020 Virginia General Assembly session ushered in a new era for labor and employment law in the Commonwealth. On April 11, 2020, Governor Northam signed the Virginia Values Act (S.B. 868) into law, creating… Read more
On April 17, 2020, Governor Northam announced an executive order issued to support the increase in volume of health care workers in Virginia in order to help combat COVID-19. Executive Order Number 57 (the “Order”)… Read more
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA understands some employers may face difficulties complying with the multitude of OSHA standards. OSHA Memorandum In the April 16, 2020 Enforcement Memorandum, OSHA acknowledges the widespread business closures,… Read more
During times of economic strain, many companies will be faced with a decision to reduce or defer payments of employee benefit costs. Many companies around the country have applied for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program… Read more