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Friday, May 29th, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) most recent guidance to its Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees took effect. In this guidance—more formally known as the Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease…

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Friday, April 24th, 2020

Department of Defense solicitations require a Mission-Essential Contractor Services Plan when the DoD procures “Essential contractor Service and Mission-essential Functions.” DFARS 252.237-7023. The Plan must address the contractor’s ability to provide mission-essential functions during periods of crisis including, for example,…

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

The Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic is straining the defense industrial base and other federal contractors. Curfews and shelter-in-place orders have slowed or halted production on several programs, including Italian and Japanese facilities for final assembly of the F-35 joint strike fighter….

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Late last year, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury (the “Departments”) revised the Summary of Benefits and Coverage template (“SBC”) and its associated materials (including instructions, coverage example guides and narratives, and the SBC Coverage Examples…

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) most recent guidance to its Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees took effect. In this guidance—more formally known as the Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease…

Friday, May 29th, 2020

A new safe harbor for electronic disclosures released by the Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) complements earlier guidance released by EBSA, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), and the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”).  Together, these regulatory releases provide welcome relief for…

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to its financial disclosure requirements under Regulation S-X (Reg. S-X) for acquisitions and dispositions of businesses by public companies. The amendments1 are intended to improve the financial information…

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (“SECURE Act”) implements several changes to existing laws that could have a significant effect on estate planning for retirement assets. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the…

Monday, May 18th, 2020

Late on Friday, May 15, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released updated guidance on a host of issues arising from interruptions in institutional operations related to the COVID-19 national emergency.  This new 11-page document, along with an accompanying Q&A,…

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and employees have faced unprecedented financial strain, and employers have been looking for ways to provide flexibility with respect to cafeteria plan elections. This week, the IRS issued guidance designed to provide…

Friday, May 8th, 2020

In light of the White House’s “Opening Up America Again” Guidelines released on April 16, 2020, several states have begun to scale back their shelter-in-place orders. A number of businesses will again be able to open their doors—at least in…

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

May 7, 2020 Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released interim instructions to institutions that received emergency grant funds for students (“Emergency Student Grant Funds”) under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”) of the CARES Act.  The Certification…

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

On April 30, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Notice 2020-32 clarifying the IRS’s position with respect to the deductibility of certain expenses paid using loan proceeds received under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).  The recent IRS Notice…

Monday, May 4th, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 4, 2020) — Kenneth Steely, the former General Counsel of the third-largest state correctional agency in the country, joins Maynard Cooper’s Correctional Litigation Practice Group as Of Counsel. Kenneth will represent state and county correctional agencies and…