On April 28, 2020, the Departments of Labor and Treasury, the ESBA, and the IRS (the Agencies) issued final rules extending certain timeframes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue… Read more
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On May 4, 2020, Governor Northam extended Executive Order 53, which expanded COVID-19 related restrictions on businesses and public or private in-person gatherings, for an additional week through May 14, 2020. During that time, the… Read more
Update: The return deadline has been extended until May 18, 2020. The dates in this article have been updated to reflect this change. As part of the CARES Act signed into law at the end… Read more
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
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