Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Tips for Reopening after COVID-19 Shutdown By: Allison L. Davis In response to Governor Abbott’s Executive Order permitting additional businesses to reopen, many employers are considering not only when to reopen but also how to return employees to the workplace safely. Navigating employee health, disability, and reasonable accommodation issues will be key in successfully recalling […]

Monday, April 20th, 2020
EXEMPTIONS FROM FFCRA PAID LEAVE OBLIGATIONS Immediately following passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), employment attorneys across the country began receiving telephone calls about two exemptions mentioned (but not fully explained) in the statute—the small business exemption and the health care provider exclusion. For two weeks, businesses and attorneys alike were left […]

Friday, April 17th, 2020
COVID-19 Personnel and Safety Issues for Pharmacies By: Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq. and Bradley W. Howard, Esq. Introduction It is an understatement to see that what the country is experiencing is unprecedented—there is no playbook on how to respond. The law is frantically trying to catch up with events unfolding on the ground. Everything we […]

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
CARES Act By: Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq. and Kelly T. Custer, Esq. The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” was signed into law by President Trump this past weekend. It is the largest stimulus bill in the history of the United States and will have profound effects on all of us. While some […]

Monday, April 13th, 2020
COVID-19 Personnel and Safety Issues for Suppliers By: Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq. and Bradley W. Howard, Esq. Introduction It is an understatement to see that what the country is experiencing is unprecedented—there is no playbook on how to respond. The law is frantically trying to catch up with events unfolding on the ground. Everything we […]