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Kenneth C. Baldwin 
   Environmental
Megan E. Baroni 
   Environmental
Michael H. Bernstein 
   Benefits Litigation
J. Tyler Butts
    Insurance
Dennis C. Cavanaugh
   Construction
Candace M. Cunningham
   Real Estate
Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson 
   Employment
Andrew A. DePeau
   Business Litigation
Kathleen E. Dion
   Education
Conor O. Duffy
   Health Care
William J. Egan
   Business Litigation
Steven L. Elbaum
   Real Estate
Gilbert L. Lee 
   Insurance
Virginia E. McGarrity
   Benefits
Endicott Peabody
   Business Transactions
Kathleen M. Porter
   Corporate/Commercial/Privacy
Jonathan H. Schaefer 
   Environmental
Taylor A. Shea
   Business Transactions
Lauren M. Sigg
   Immigration
Brian R. Smith
   Land Use
Alisha N. Sullivan 
   Benefits
Anna Jinhua Wang 
   Corporate/Securities
Abby M. Warren
   Employment
Jeffrey J. White
   Manufacturing
Emily A. Zaklukiewicz
   Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal Updates + Articles

Our team is keeping abreast of this topic as the details emerge. Below is an index of our legal updates and articles related to this area.

Considerations for Employers Thinking about COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Stephen W. AronsonNatale V. DiNataleJean E. Tomasco, and Kayla N. West | Robinson+Cole Legal Update | September 1
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All Things Considered: Labor Attorney Explains Employer Vaccine Mandates
Abby M. Warren | WNPR | August 9
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At the Crossroads of COVID-19 and Business Interruption Claims: A Florida Update
Gabrielle R. Mercadante and Audrey E. Goldman | Trial Advocate, Florida Defense Lawyers Association | June 2021
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Face the Facts: Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Abby M. Warren | NBC Connecticut | July 11
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OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Industry Takes Effect
Megan E. Baroni, Lisa M. BoyleConor O. Duffy, and Jonathan H. Schaefer  | Robinson+Cole Legal Update | June 21
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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Vaccinations in the Workplace
Stephen W. AronsonVirginia E. McGarrityAlisha N. SullivanAbby M. Warren, Kayla N. West, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz|  Robinson+Cole Legal Update | June 3
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COVID-19 and its Impact on the OSHA Inspection Process
Megan E. BaroniChristopher Y. Eddy, Peter R. Knight, and Jonathan H. Schaefer  | ISHN, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News  | May 27
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OSHA Inspections in a Time of COVID-19
Megan E. Baroni and Jonathan H. Schaefer  | Construction Executive  | May 26
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IRS Clarifies Key Provisions of the COBRA Subsidy
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan | Robinson+Cole Legal Update | May 19
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The big-ticket question: Can (or should) employers require the COVID-19 vaccine of employees in the workplace?
Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Natale V. DiNataleAbby M. Warren, Kayla N. West, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  ISHN, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News  |  May 12
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Developments in Disability Claims During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Milanna Datlow  |  DRI, The Voice  | April 21
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Taking A Shot At Answering Employers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Questions: Best Practices For Managing The COVID-19 Vaccine In The Workplace
Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Natale V. DiNataleAbby M. Warren, Kayla N. West, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Massachusetts Bar Association  |  April 2021
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No Time to Waste: Employer Action Needed for COBRA Subsidy Administration
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 28
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COBRA Subsidies Return as Part of Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrityAlisha N. Sullivan, and Jean E. Tomasco  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 11
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IRS Issues More COVID-Related Guidance on Flexible Spending Accounts
Bruce B. Barth, Patrick W. BegosVirginia E. McGarrityAlisha N. Sullivan, and Jean E. Tomasco  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 8
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New EBSA Relief Notice Affects Extension of ERISA Claim Deadlines
Patrick W. BegosBrennan P. Breeland, and Jean E. Tomasco  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 5
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EBSA Notice and COBRA Extension Expiration
Bruce B. Barth, Patrick W. BegosVirginia E. McGarrityAlisha N. Sullivan, and Jean E. Tomasco  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 1
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COVID’s Impact on the Designer’s Standard of Care
Joseph A. Barra and Niel P. Franzese  |  National Society of Professional Engineers  |  February 12
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PPP Update: New Round with Some New Rules
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  January 27
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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Provisions Affecting Employee Benefits
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  January 8
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Running a Successful COVID-19 Testing Program: Considerations for Employers Using Third-Party Vendors
Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Conor O. DuffyAlisha N. SullivanAbby M. Warren, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  January 7
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COVID-19 and OSHA: Where we started and where we are now

Megan E. BaroniChristopher Y. Eddy, Peter R. Knight, and Jonathan H. Schaefer  |  ISHN, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News  | January 7
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One Shot to Get It Right: Navigating the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace
Stephen W. Aronson, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Natale V. Di NataleAbby M. Warren, Kayla N. West, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Construction Executive  |  January 6
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Work from Anywhere? Telecommuting and Tax Obligations for Employers: Practical Considerations and Tips for Human Resources and Management
Bruce B. Barth, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Ryan V. Leichsenring, Alisha N. Sullivan, Abby M. Warren, and Kayla N. West  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  December 18
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At the Crossroads of COVID-19 and Business Interruption Claims
Audrey E. Dias and Gabrielle R. Mercadante | Trial Advocate  |  December 2020 
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When COBRA Meets COVID-19: Concerns for Plan Administrators and TPAs
Jean E. Tomasco | ERISA Report |  December 10
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COVID-izing Your Construction Contract
Frederick E. Hedberg | Construction Executive |  December 8
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OSHA citations serve as reminder to employers about recordkeeping and reporting obligations
Megan E. Baroni, Jonathan H. Schaefer, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Industrial Safety & Hygiene News  | December 9
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How to alter operations when remote work isn’t an option
Niel P. Franzese  |  Industrial Safety & Hygiene News  |  December 4
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CDC Develops Guidelines for a Happy Holiday Season: What Employers Need to Know
Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Jean E. Tomasco, Abby M. Warren, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  November 30
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Independent Schools and PPP Loans: Are You In Compliance With Title IX?
Kathleen E. Dion and Jenna M. Scoville  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  November 18
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PPP Update: Loan Necessity Questionnaires
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, Samuel C. Maduabueke, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  November 9
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The benefit of COVID-19 waivers to Stark Law, anti-kickback statute
Conor O. Duffy and Peter H. Struzzi  |  Medical Economics  |  November 3
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Contractually preparing for business disruptions
Earl W. Phillips Jr. and Jonathan H. Schaefer  |  Recycling Today  |  October 2020
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Data Privacy Considerations for Employers Collecting Health Data from Employees During Pandemic
Linn F. Freedman  |  EHS Today  |  October 30 
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Impacts of the COVID Pandemic on Design and Construction: HVAC Upgrades
Niel P Franzese  |  High Profile Magazine  |  October 26
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Amid Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Reminder to Health Care Employers on FFCRA’s Exclusion for “Health Care Providers”
Britt-Marie K. Cole-JohnsonAbby M. Warren, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  October 19
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PPP Update: SBA Procedural Notice - Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Changes of Ownership
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  October 9
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COVID-19, Employment, and Health
Jonathan H. Schaefer and Earl W. Phillips Jr.  |  Scrap, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries  |  Sept./Oct. 2020
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EEOC Releases Updates to COVID-19 Technical Assistance Questions and Answers
Emily A. Zaklukiewicz | Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  September 25
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NLRB General Counsel: Pandemic Not a Reason to Bypass the National Labor Relations Act
Natale V. Di Natale | Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  September 22
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PPP Update: Treatment of Owners and Forgiveness of Certain Nonpayroll Costs
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  August 31
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Federal District Court Expands Employee Paid Leave Rights Under FFCRA
Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  August 19
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An Update on Poison Pills, NOL Poison Pills and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eric M. KoganLeslie J. Levinson, and Anna Jinhua Wang  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  August 17
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Gov. Lamont Issues Executive Order Creating Rebuttable Presumption for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Choity Khan  |  High Profile Magazine  |  August 14
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PPP Update: Loan Forgiveness FAQs
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  August 13
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Connecticut Executive Order Presumes Eligibility for Workers’ Compensation for Certain Employees Diagnosed with COVID-19
Britt-Marie K. Cole-JohnsonAbby M. Warren, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  August 13
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COVID-19 Pandemic Brings Telehealth Into U.S. Homes
Conor O. Duffy and Peter H. Struzzi  |  Medical Economics  |  August 13
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Virginia Issues First COVID-19 OSHA Standard
Megan E. Baroni and Jonathan H. Schaefer  | ISHN, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News  |  August 5
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Coverage Under Private Group Health and Disability Plans
Milanna Datlow  |  DRI, For The Defense  |  August 1
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Massachusetts Extends Moratorium on Certain Evictions and Foreclosures
Matthew J. Lawlor and Kristen E. Elia  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  July 27
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Efficient Breach of Contracts in the COVID-19 Era
Leslie J. Levinson and Anna Jinhua Wang  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  July 22
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EPA Announces Termination of COVID-19 Enforcement Discretion Policy
Peter R. Knight  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  July 2
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IRS Provides Additional Guidance on CARES Act Retirement Plan Distributions and Loans 
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  June 24
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Distressed Investors' Unexpected Tool: Understanding the Small Business Reorganization Act and Changes Related to the CARES Act
Patrick M. Birney, Leslie J. Levinson, and Endicott Peabody  | Robinson+Cole Legal Update | June 16
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Disclosure by Municipal Issuers of the Impact of COVID-19
Keisha S. Palmer, David M. Panico, and Glenn A. Santoro  | Robinson+Cole Legal Update | June 15
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COVID-19’s Likely Impact on Business Contracts
Earl W. Phillips Jr. and Jonathan H. Schaefer | Scrap, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries | May/June 2020
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Understanding the EPA's COVID-19-Related Enforcement Discretion
Earl W. Phillips Jr. and Jonathan H. Schaefer | Scrap, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries | May/June 2020
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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
Michael F. Maglio, Endicott Peabody, Taylor A. Shea, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal |  June 5
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Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Coronavirus Experience

Joey Lee Miranda and Brian E. Calabrese  |  May 27
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PPP Update: Loan Forgiveness Application
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 19
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PPP Loans: Further Guidance on the “Necessity Certification”
Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 14
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Executive Order to Address Zoning Barriers to Reopening Restaurants and Retail
Michele L. Maresca and Evan J. Seeman  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 14
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IRS Issues Guidance on Cafeteria Plan Elections and Other Changes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 13
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COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Land Use and Zoning
Michele L. Maresca and Evan J. Seeman  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 12
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Joint Agency Guidance Extends COBRA and Other ERISA Deadlines
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 7
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CARES Act Provisions Affecting Employee Benefits
Bruce B. Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, and Alisha N. Sullivan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 27 (updated May 7)
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COVID-19: EBSA Notice and Final Rule Regarding Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefits Plans
Patrick W. Begos  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  May 1
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COVID-19 will be blamed
Jeffrey J. White  |  Aerospace Manufacturing and Design   |  April 28
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Price-Gouging 101 for Suppliers
Edward J. Heath and Kendra L. Berardi  |  Industry Week  |  April 27
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The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
Endicott Peabody, Taylor A. Shea, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 24
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The Fed’s Toolbox: What’s Left to Pave the Way for Continued Development and Construction Through COVID-19?
Endicott Peabody  |  Construction Executive  |  April 22
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Massachusetts Enacts H. 4647 – Establishing Broad Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium During COVID-19 State of Emergency
Kendra L. Berardi, Kristen E. Elia, and Matthew J. Lawlor |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 21
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Poison Pills, NOL Poison Pills and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eric M. KoganLeslie J. LevinsonAnna Jinhua Wang, and Michael J. Kearney  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 20
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How Will COVID-19 Impact M&A?
Frank W. Eucalitto, Eric M. Kogan, and Leslie J. Levinson  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 15
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COVID-19 Relief: Understanding The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program
Eric M. Kogan, Michael F. Maglio, Taylor A. Shea, Endicott Peabody, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 13
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An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19
Jessica D. Bardi, Michael S. Giaimo, Matthew J. Lawlor, and Timothy C. Twardowski  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 13
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Daily Memo: COVID-19, Force Majeure And The Coming Wave Of Supplier Renegotiations
Jeffrey J. White  |  Force Majeure in Aviation Week  |  April 9
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U.S. Small Business Administration Affiliation Rules and Their Application to the Payroll Protection Program

Eric M. Kogan, Taylor A. Shea, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 7
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Remember the Duty to Bargain When Planning Coronavirus Response!
Natale V. Di Natale, Alexander Friedman, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz  | Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 30 (Updated April 6)
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COVID-19 Relief: Understanding SBA Loan Opportunities Under the CARES Act
Coronavirus Response Team  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  April 1
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EPA Issues COVID-19 Enforcement Discretion Policy
Coronavirus Response Team  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 31
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Paid Sick and Family Leave Legislation in Response to Coronavirus
Coronavirus Response Team  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 31
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COVID-19: Rhode Island’s Governor Raimondo Issues Executive Order Closing All “Non-Essential” Retail Until April 13, 2020
William M. Daley and William J. Egan  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 30
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Responding to Government Inquires Related to Price Gouging During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kendra L. Berardi, Ian T. Clarke-Fisher, and Edward J. Heath  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 30
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Employers Take Note of the CARES Act: More Paid Sick And Family Leave Legislation in Response to Coronavirus
Coronavirus Response Team  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 27
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SEC Extends Temporary Relief for Public Companies and Registered Investment Advisers Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Shant H. Chalian, Eric M. Kogan, Mitchell L. Lampert, and  Anna Jinhua Wang |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 27
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COVID-19: Governor Baker Issues Order Closing All “Non-Essential” Businesses Until April 7, 2020

William M. Daley, Kathleen M. Porter, and Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 25
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COVID-19: New York and Connecticut among states ordering non-essential businesses closed
William J. EganKathleen M. Porter, and Jeffrey J.  White  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 24
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SEC Provides Temporary Relief for Registered Investment Advisers Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Shant H. Chalian, Eric M. Kogan, and  Anna Jinhua Wang |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 24
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Disability Claims Regulations and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ivana Greco  |  Robinson+Cole ERISA Blog  |  March 23
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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Material Adverse Effect Clause
Kathleen M. Porter, Anna Jinhua Wang, and J. Michael Wirvin  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 23
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Aerospace Suppliers Should Brace for Headwinds
Jeffrey J. White  |  Industry Week   |  March 12
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SEC’s Conditional Regulatory Relief for Companies Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Mitchell L. Lampert and Anna Jinhua Wang  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 6
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Planning for Business Delays and Disruptions Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
William J. Egan and Kathleen M. Porter  |  Robinson+Cole Legal Update  |  March 4
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