Coronavirus Resources

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Offit Kurman lawyers remain dedicated to supporting our clients during this time of uncertainty.  Offit Kurman created this resource  – dedicated to COVID-19 advice, information, and strategies – to assist clients and others in remaining current with the implications of the changes to our lives and businesses resulting from the virus and government directives. We will continue to keep you up-to-date on new information, thought leadership, practical advice and strategies and the precautions you should be taking over the next few weeks.

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Coronavirus: Creating a Legally Compliant Remote Workforce

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Offit Kurman Principal Attorney Theodora Stringham to discuss best practices for managing a remote workforce from a legal perspective.

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Webinar: Coronavirus – Employment and Regulatory Implications to Lenders

When Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm Register Coronavirus – Employment and Regulatory Implications to Lenders   About On…

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Special Coronavirus Briefing for Hotel and Restaurant Employers

March 26th, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The Coronavirus Crisis is presenting a host of new challenges for employers in the Hotel and Restaurant Industry. During this Special Briefing, we will discuss existing and expected challenges you can expect to face in the weeks to come.

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Webinar: The Pandemic is Beyond Your Control – But Is It Force Majeure? | A Review of Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

Tuesday, March 24 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
COVID-19 has startled us into a new reality. How can we, as lawyers, help our clients navigate through similar world-changing events and plan better for the future?

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Special Coronavirus Briefing for All Employers

Thursday, March 19th | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Coronavirus Crisis is presenting a host of new challenges for employers across all industries. During this Special Briefing, we will discuss existing and expected challenges you can expect to face in the weeks to come.

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COVID-19 and its Legal Implications

Thursday, March 26th | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The consequences of COVID-19 are far-reaching. How do I handle my employee issues, will there be rent abatement, is there insurance coverage for any of my losses? Get answers to these questions and more.

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Building Best Practices For Construction Companies to Navigate COVID-19

DATE & TIME Friday, March 27th, 2020 2:30 p.m. – 3:30p.m. Register Join Josh Quinter and Karin Corbett in a…

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COVID-19: What Government Contractors Need to Know

DATE & TIME Friday, March 27th, 2020 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register The Practice Group Leader of Government Contracting,…

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Webinar: Responding to the Economic Challenges of COVID-19 on Lenders

April 7 | 12:00 p.m.
The economic fallout from the Coronavirus is only beginning to affect Lenders. Fortunately, there are strategies to help with the challenges regarding liquidity, hedging, and selling loans, which will be shaped by federal and state legislation, executive orders, and GSE’s.

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Webinar: Impact of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act on Business Owners

April 1st | 2:00 p.m.

Join Sarah Sawyer, an employment attorney with Offit Kurman, as she explains the impact of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act will have on business owners. She will also address the common challenges faced by employers during this crisis.

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Resources

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Remote Rundown

Hosted by Labor and Employment Attorneys Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger – and moderated by our Director of Business Development, Jim Ries – the Remote Rundown is an episodic series focusing on conversation surrounding the latest and most relevant employment issues relating to COVID-19 and practical advice for business owners and employers in Maryland.

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What We Know Now

Offit Kurman Attorney Russell Berger provides a rundown on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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Summary of Benefits for Consumers with Federally Backed Mortgages

Offit Kurman Attorney, Steve Metz, gives a summary of benefits for consumers with federally backed mortgages.

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CARES Act: Six Questions About the Employee Retention Credit

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Russell Berger and Gabriel Celii, answer your six questions about the Employee Retention Credit, a benefit of the recently passed, CARES Act.

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Summary of Unemployment Compensation Expansion in CARES

On March 25, 2020, Congress came to an agreement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Below is a summary of the expanded unemployment compensation assistance the new law offers.

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New Poster Required for Coronavirus Law

The law requires that no later than April 1, 2020 covered employers publish/post the requisite notice poster to employees. Covered employers include businesses and some government entities with less than 500 employees.

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The CARES Act for Taxpayers

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Russell Berger, and Glenn Solomon share their quick taxpayers guide for the CARES Act.

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CARES Act: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Offit Kurman Attorneys, Thomas Hicks and Glenn Solomon, break down the Economic Injury Disaster Loan in this quick guide.

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Offit Kurman Guide to the CARES Act

Offit Kurman is pleased to present this detailed summary of pertinent provisions of the CARES Act, landmark legislation designed to help businesses and individuals deal with the impact of COVID-19. This summary is intended as a guide. Please note that regulations and guidance under the CARES Act are being published almost hourly by the applicable government agencies, and so information in this summary may have already changed since being published. It is therefore important that you consult with your advisors to inquire about any updates on the Act as well as your specific situation. Offit Kurman is ready and able to assist you.

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Facts About the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) officially became the largest financial assistance bill enacted by Congress. The Act includes provisions to help small businesses as they work to survive through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. 

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This law, among other efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, provides for an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act as well as the creation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will need to adopt policies and practices compliant with the many nuances of the new law, as illustrated below.

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