COVID-19 Resources

lauren r. darden

OUT IN FRONT: NEW LAW SETS HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR VIRGINIA EMPLOYERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Author: The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program and Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) have put into place an Emergency Temporary…
ginger chapman

UPDATE: Impact of COVID-19 on USPTO and IP Practice

Author:   Update:  On June 29th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that, due to the significant impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed…
allie humphreys

UPDATE: COVID-19 Effect On Civil Litigation

UPDATE: On May 6, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court (SCOVA) entered an order extending the current judicial emergency (discussed in our previous blog posts) through June 7, 2020.
ginger chapman

UPDATE: Impact of COVID-19 on USPTO and IP Practice

Update: On April 28, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) extended certain patent and trademark deadlines to June 1, 2020.
jim johnson

UPDATE: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The President is expected to quickly sign the package entitled the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPPHCE) into law, which represents the fourth bill to move through Congress over the last two months to address the pandemic.
allie humphreys

COVID-Related Nursing Home Litigation

Nursing homes throughout the country have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, making headlines as outbreaks wreak havoc within the facilities.
allie humphreys

UPDATE: COVID-19 Effect On Civil Litigation

UPDATE: On April 10, 2020, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a memorandum stating that Virginia state court judges may, in their discretion and with the consent of the parties, conduct any civil or criminal matter by electronic video or telephonic communication.
ginger chapman

Impact of COVID-19 on USPTO and IP Practice

During this ongoing global coronavirus outbreak, there is no aspect of professional or personal life that appears immune to the latest coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), and the disease it causes, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
brie stevens and tripp franklin

Child Support & Coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID-19) (“coronavirus”) has impacted many Virginian’s employment and income. If you are a parent paying child support pursuant to a child support order, you may be concerned about your ability to make your child support payments during these uncertain times.
jim johnson

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

The CARES Act includes several provisions of significance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 as well as lenders qualified to provide such businesses with loans and other financial assistance.
Lauren Darden and Ashley Waterbury

New Guidance For Employers: Expanded FMLA, Using Existing Leave, And Other Updates

The Department of Labor issued temporary regulations on April 1, 2020 for the paid sick leave and expanded FMLA provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”)
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