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The Small Business Exemption to the FFCRA: Employers to Self-Certify
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Although otherwise applicable to all U.S. private employers with fewer than 500 employees, both the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave (E-PSL) and the Expanded Family and Medical Leave (E-FM...
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CARES Act: Loan Assistance for Small Businesses
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a number of loan access, deferment, and forgiveness provisions of interest to small businesses (which, for purpos...
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CARES Act Impacts Employer Retirement Plans
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"). The CARES Act contains a number of provisions that affect employer-provid...
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USPTO and Copyright Office Announce Extensions to Deadlines Under the CARES Act
As an update to our earlier post regarding deadlines and operation of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the USPTO under the authority of the CARES Act announced extensions to the time allowed...
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EPA and States Issue Temporary Policies: Air and Water Permit Compliance During COVID-19
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, federal and state environmental agencies have issued temporary policies that affect regulated entities. This blog post is intended to help summarize these guidelines and highlights pertinent questions. U.S. ENVIRONME...
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How Patent Offices Outside the United States Are Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
It has been more than two weeks since the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a formal response to the COVID-19 pandemic announcing that certain petition fees could be waived for patent applicants who are personally impacted by the novel...
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