Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force

The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an increasing and almost daily impact on our clients, their employees and business operations, and our communities. During the COVID-19 health emergency and after, businesses and individuals will face a wide range of employment, contract, regulatory, transactional and litigation issues. Our attorneys are monitoring the new legislation, regulations, emergency orders and other information promulgated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and  are prepared to assist you now and in the future through these novel and rapidly developing challenges.

Areas of Experience

Our attorneys have experience regarding essential matters. Some of the legal and non-legal implications raised in this current environment include:

  • Guidance on continual federal and state updates
  • Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and its impact on individuals and businesses
  • Potential use of force majeure clauses in contracts and leases
  • Challenges with supply chain disruptions
  • Insurance disputes
  • Contractual allocation of risk and consequences of further business deterioration
  • Strategies and policies for addressing employee self-reporting, testing and leave
  • Application of the ADA, FMLA and leave polices to infected/exposed employees
  • Wage and hour issues relating to mandatory and voluntary employee telecommuting
  • Privacy concerns
  • Impact on higher education institutions
  • Incentives available to help in recovery

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of our COVID TASK FORCE or any of us if you have questions or need guidance addressing any legal challenge. Click on the following  link to review our compilation of COVID survival resources. Click on the following link to review the Kansas City, Missouri order and the Johnson County order.

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