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Arkansas Seeks to Amend President Biden’s Mandate

Ogletree Deakins – On October 13, 2021, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson allowed a new law addressing mandated COVID-19 vaccines for employees to go into effect without his signature. Senate Bill 739’s primary sponsor, Senator Kim Hammer, made it clear that the bill was a response to President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 action plan and the Biden […]
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State Vaccine Mandate Bans: What Are Federal Contractors to Do?

Blank Rome – Texas Governor Greg Abbott just raised the stakes in the inevitable tide of litigation about President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates by issuing an Executive Order banning vaccine mandates in Texas. We expect other states to follow suit. This raises important questions for federal contractors, who are working against the clock to ensure […]
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Litigation Forecast 2021: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year

Crowell & Moring – The COVID-19 pandemic is transforming every aspect of litigation, from the evolving types of cases — and opportunities — to how the courts operate. Our Litigation Forecast 2021 explores the ways in which COVID-19 is transforming litigation, challenging both courts and counsel to adapt to changing circumstances. The Forecast examines the ways […]
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Fastest 5 Minutes: Continued COVID-19 Impacts on Government Contracts (May 1)

Crowell & Moring - This special edition of the Fastest Five Minutes discusses state and local reopening orders, compliance and recordkeeping tips, and Section...

How Coronavirus Is Affecting the Construction Industry: An Evolving Tracker of Construction Shutdowns Across...

The U.S. construction market has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rapidly evolving state and local orders governing business closures, limitations on social gatherings, and restrictions on commerce are being issued and clarified daily. Foley’s nationally ranked Construction Practice has been continually tracking those states in which construction has been impacted by such orders. Our […]
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COVID-19 Shutdown Orders Allow Construction Work to Proceed in Some States

This update tracks COVID-19 shutdown orders as of April 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m. EDT that affect construction projects in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania – jurisdictions in which Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP offices are located. Read the full post at Saul Ewing Arnstein & […]
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Guidance to Department of Financial Services Regulated Entities Regarding Cybersecurity Awareness During COVID-19 Pandemic

The state of New York's Department of Financial Services has identified several areas of heightened cybersecurity risk as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,...

Seize The Day (and the PPE) – An Overview of State and Local Rules...

As the Federal Government struggles to secure a sufficient volume of Personal Protective Equipment – i.e., gloves, masks, gowns, face shields, etc. – for the nation’s health care workers and first responders, states and localities have begun taking it upon themselves to identify and protect the resources available within their geographic boundaries. These efforts have […]
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Pennsylvania Adds Notice Requirements and COVID-19 Emergency Provisions to Unemployment Comp Law

Last week the Pennsylvania legislature passed an Act amending Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Law. Effective immediately, all employers must provide notice related to the availability of unemployment compensation to an employee at the time of their “separation from employment.” This is a permanent change to Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation Law. For the duration of the Governor’s Proclamation […]
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State COVID-19 Lockdowns: What Contractors Operating in “Lockdown” Areas Need to Know

As the federal government continues taking steps to mitigate the unfolding COVID-19 public health emergency, state and local governments have started issuing “lockdown” or “stay at home” orders. These orders, among other things, place significant restrictions on or mandate the closure of non-essential businesses. Government contractors with operations in these jurisdictions must understand the scope […]
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