Archive for the ‘COVID-19 and the Legal Profession’ Category


New Law Expands Immunity to Wyoming Businesses During Public Health Emergency

On Wednesday, Governor Gordon signed bill SF1002 into law following the Wyoming Legislature’s special session.  The legislation amended the immunity from liability provisions in Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-4-114.  Prior to the new legislation, the statute provided immunity from liability during a public health emergency to “any health care provider or other person who in […]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness

PPP Loan Forgiveness Forgiveness Eligibility Loans can be forgiven up to the full principal amount + accrued interest if proceeds are used for a forgivable purpose and employee compensation levels are maintained during the 8-week covered period. The 8-week period starts as soon as loan funds are disbursed to the borrower. At least 75% of […]

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U.S. Department of Labor investigating FFCRA violations, but provides guidance related to COVID-19 and workplace safety, wage and hour law, and other labor issues

Employers and attorneys who advise them should be aware that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) is actively investigating alleged violations of the paid sick leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  As just one example, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division recently found a Texas road construction company failed to […]

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Wyoming Legislature to Address COVID-19 Claims under Wyoming Worker’s Compensation Act

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Wyoming Legislature will open a special session to address the use of Federal funds provided under the CARES Act.  The Wyoming Legislature will also consider House Bill No. HB1002, which proposes changes to the Wyoming Worker’s Compensation Act (“the Act”) to allow for the compensability of worker’s compensation claims […]

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EEOC Guidance Provides Employers Answers to Numerous Questions Related to COVID-19 and the Workplace

Earlier this year, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission established a webpage titled “Coronavirus and COVID-19,” with the goal of consolidating information, questions, and answers about the interplay between equal employment opportunity laws and COVID-19.  One of the most useful tools available on the webpage is the EEOC’s question and answer document titled, “What […]

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PPP Offers Welcome Relief for Eligible Law Firms

In a time of economic downturn, attorneys in private practice may experience a decrease in client fee income and struggle to cover payroll and overhead. Law firms who meet the Small Business Administration (SBA) size standard (generally less than 500 employees) and solo practitioners can qualify for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.  PPP loans have very favorable terms and the majority of the principal is forgivable.

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