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Considerations for Employers Contemplating a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Now that the vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19") is being rolled out, and various politicians and dignitaries are being vaccinated publicly, everyone seems to be asking the same question: can employers require their employees to be vacc...
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More COVID Relief in Sight as Congress Amends the Paycheck Protection Program
The “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” (CAA), which includes provisions designed to mitigate the ongoing economic fallout of COVID-19, became law on December 27, 2020. While most of the public’s attention is on other of the CAA ’s benefits —li...
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COVID-19 Stimulus Package Provides Grants for Shuttered Entertainment Industry Venues and Businesses
On December 27, 2020, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief stimulus package was signed into law, providing a wide range of benefits, grants, and payments for various businesses and individuals. While significant attention has been given to direct pay...
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Oregon Governor Issues Executive Order Related to Foreclosure Moratorium
On December 17, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order related to Oregon’s foreclosure moratorium (HB 4204). Under Executive Order 20-67 (EO 20-67), Governor Brown determined that a state of emergency continues to exists in the State of...
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The U.S. Patent Office Supports the Battle Against COVID-19
During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) made multiple efforts to assist patent applicants that were affected by the pandemic. Now, as the pandemic continues to wreak global havoc, the...
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Are Policyholder Wins + New Closure Orders “Game Changers” for NW Business Income Insurance Claims?
The last few weeks have seen both ups and downs for companies that are pursuing business income claims. On the upside, two Washington state courts have now held in favor of policyholders, ruling that government shutdown orders can constitute “physica...
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