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6 May, 2020

The Small Business Reorganization Act

2020-05-06T15:25:25-05:00May 6th, 2020|COVID Bankruptcy, COVID-19|

In August of last year Congress passed, and Mr. Trump signed, legislation to make Chapter 11 more helpful for “small business” debtors, “The Small Business Reorganization Act” (“Subchapter V”), see https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr3311/BILLS-116hr3311enr.pdf.  Subchapter V became effective February 19th of this year.  Principal changes for “small business” debtors which elect Subchapter V treatment include elimination of the “absolute priority rule” applicable to Chapter 11 plan confirmation (this rule generally precludes a Chapter [...]

6 May, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x6

2020-05-14T13:54:49-05:00May 6th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

6 May, 2020

OSHA Relaxes Compliance Obligations

2020-05-02T08:53:31-05:00May 6th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, OSHA|

Recognizing the difficulties employers are facing during the ongoing pandemic, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released an enforcement memo, entitled “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.”  This guidance relaxes enforcement for failures to provide annual training or conduct other routine audits due to COVID-19. In the memo, OSHA stated that during an inspection, Compliance Officers should evaluate [...]

29 Apr, 2020

OSHA Alerts

2020-04-29T11:46:55-05:00April 29th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

OSHA continues to provide information and best practices for employers in dealing with COVID-19 in the work place. OSHA has issued several “alerts” offering guidance for employers in the retail sector, in construction, in the manufacturing industry and in the package delivery industry.   COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency [...]

29 Apr, 2020

You’ve Received COVID-19 Notice of Delay—Now What?

2020-04-25T09:20:09-05:00April 29th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Delays, Nebraska Construction|

The coronavirus is interrupting life as we know it, including construction projects.  Throughout the country, contractors are issuing notices of schedule delays and how you respond to such a notice will be crucial to protecting your rights under your contract.  Here are some topics to consider when reviewing a notice of delay. Review the Entire Notice This may seem obvious, but dig into the notice to fully understand the basis [...]

28 Apr, 2020

Small Biz Bankruptcy Rules Come Just In Time For Many

2020-04-28T14:17:32-05:00April 28th, 2020|COVID Bankruptcy, COVID-19|

Changes in the rules governing small business bankruptcies came at a fortuitous time earlier this year and could provide an easier path to reorganization as many more companies are likely to become insolvent due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. In effect since mid-February, the Small Business Restructuring Act makes Chapter 11 proceedings faster, cheaper and more efficient for companies that come to court with debt loads below a new [...]

28 Apr, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x5

2020-04-28T13:46:51-05:00April 28th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

22 Apr, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x4

2020-04-28T14:00:33-05:00April 22nd, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into [...]

22 Apr, 2020

Construction—The Top Industry Receiving PPP Loans

2020-04-18T08:17:40-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Industry, Nebraska Construction|

As you have likely heard, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds have run out.  While Congress battles about how to add more funds to the PPP, the Small Business Administration has released the specifics about the number of businesses that received loans, the industries and locations. In a nutshell, the SBA approved 1,661,367 loans from 4,975 lenders.  The average size of the loans was $206,000 and about 75% were for [...]

21 Apr, 2020

Refresher on Nebraska Ag Liens Part 8: Agricultural Production Lien-Notification Statement

2020-05-11T11:56:57-05:00April 21st, 2020|Lien Rights, Midwest Agricultural Law|

  - A lien for the supplier of agricultural inputs for production of livestock or crops On first look, the agricultural input lien may seem redundant to the fuel, fertilizer, pesticide, seed and electricity liens.  However, the agricultural input lien can provide additional priority against other creditors in protecting a supplier's security interest if a certain hoop is jumped.  Considering the current economic and social situation, the extra jump may [...]

21 Apr, 2020

Gov. Ricketts, Public Health Director Announce Guidelines to Resume Elective Surgeries in May

2020-04-21T09:53:46-05:00April 21st, 2020|COVID Health Care, COVID-19|

LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the State’s first step to relax the health measures implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Starting on May 4th, elective surgeries may resume as long as hospitals and healthcare facilities meet requirements for available bed capacity and have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). Additionally, the Governor announced that the State is giving greater authority to healthcare providers to conduct tests [...]

20 Apr, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Announces Regulatory Changes to Allow Restaurants to Operate as Pop-Up Retailers

2020-04-20T12:10:06-05:00April 20th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

LINCOLN – Today, during his daily COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced regulatory changes to give restaurants the flexibility to sell packaged foods to customers.  Under normal circumstances, restaurants cannot sell packaged foods—like loaves of bread or cartons of eggs—that do not have nutrition labels.  The Governor explained that the intent of the change is to give Nebraskans greater access to food, while also helping restaurants add another revenue stream [...]

20 Apr, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Provide Childcare Relief, Announces COVID-19 Business Response Survey

2020-04-20T08:35:51-05:00April 20th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to expand childcare options for working Nebraska families and to provide relief for childcare centers participating in the State’s Child Care Subsidy Program. The order suspends two regulations governing the State’s Child Care Subsidy Program.  First, the Governor’s order allows licensed child care providers within the program to bill the State for days when a child is absent from care.  [...]

16 Apr, 2020

Of Course Ag on the List: Identifying Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19:

2020-05-11T12:00:48-05:00April 16th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19, Midwest Agricultural Law|

I know we’ve all had a fair share of questions regarding what is an “essential business” that would be allowed to remain open if the Nebraska Governor issued a shelter in place/shutdown order. While Gov. Ricketts has said he doesn’t intend to issue such an order, as we know, things change. The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the Dept. of Homeland Security put together guidance on the essential [...]

15 Apr, 2020

Construction Work—Is it an Essential Activity in your Jurisdiction?

2020-04-11T08:15:10-05:00April 15th, 2020|Construction Activity, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Economy, COVID Construction, COVID-19|

Shelter in place orders abound throughout the country, yet construction continues to march on.  As we continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19, it’s important that you know whether your construction work is considered essential.  Your local government, state, county and city, may have established guidelines which will impact your operations. For example, Nebraska has “requested” that everyone stay at home and social distance at work.  Construction projects are [...]

13 Apr, 2020

Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Occupational Safety and Health Administration

2020-04-13T15:10:16-05:00April 13th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

On Friday April 10, 2020 OSHA issued enforcement guidance related to the recording of cases of COVID-19.  COVID-19 is a recordable illness and employers must record cases of COVID-19 if certain conditions are met.  One component in this determination is whether the case was work related. In its recent guidance OSHA advises that, except for employers of works in the healthcare industry, emergency response organizations and correction institutions, employers will [...]

13 Apr, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x3

2020-04-13T09:34:13-05:00April 13th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Updates in red   Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put [...]

10 Apr, 2020

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

2020-04-10T09:29:51-05:00April 10th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

I know we’ve all had a fair share of questions regarding what is an “essential business” that would be allowed to remain open if the Governor issued a shelter in place/shutdown order.  While Gov. Ricketts has said he doesn’t intend to issue such an order, as we know, things change.  The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the Dept. of Homeland Security put together guidance on the essential critical [...]

10 Apr, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Adds Additional Businesses to State’s Directed Health Measure

2020-04-10T09:17:04-05:00April 10th, 2020|COVID Legislative, COVID-19|

Additions to the Statewide DHM All beauty/nail salons, barber shops, massage therapy services, gentlemen’s clubs, bottle clubs, indoor theatres, and tattoo parlors/studios are closed until April 30, 2020. All organized team sports, youth and adult, including but not limited to club sports are suspended until May 31, 2020. Auto racing is now specifically listed in the social gathering section. Drivers and their crews are considered patrons/invitees not staff. See full [...]

8 Apr, 2020

Construction Site Safety–Striking a Balance with COVID-19

2020-04-07T17:22:09-05:00April 8th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Workers' Compensation|

Construction projects are still humming along in the Midwest.  But, this is only happening with construction companies making adjustments to their daily operations to protect employee safety.  Here are a few measures the industry is taking to minimize the risk of COVID-19 to employees. AGC is recommending a nationwide Safety Stand-Down ABC is recommending Covid-19 based Tool Box Talks; alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wash stations throughout the worksite; requiring and [...]

7 Apr, 2020

Temporary Disability Issues Facing Employers In Light Of COVID-19

2020-06-25T14:17:40-05:00April 7th, 2020|COVID Workers' Compensation, COVID-19|

NEBRASKA   1. If somebody was on modified duty and due to the virus the employer is shutting down, are we responsible to pick up TD? Nebraska courts require employers to pay temporary disability benefits until the sooner of two events: (1) the worker reaches maximum medical improvement, or (2) the worker returns to work. Unless and until the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act were to be amended in subsequent legislative [...]

7 Apr, 2020

Nebraska Chief Justice Issues Second Order Regarding Coronavirus and COVID-19

2020-04-07T16:02:23-05:00April 7th, 2020|COVID Legislative, COVID-19|

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Below is the Administrative Order signed April 6, 2020, by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican regarding Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease. Read the Second Order:  4.6.20 - Administrative Order Regarding Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease Read the First Order: 3.12.20 - S-20-247: Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 preparedness Read Chief Justice Heavican’s Memoranda regarding the essential services provided by state courts: Our State Courts Remain Open (3.20.20) [...]

7 Apr, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 Summary

2020-04-07T15:53:08-05:00April 7th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into place for the [...]

6 Apr, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x2

2020-04-06T11:18:44-05:00April 6th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into place for the [...]

1 Apr, 2020

DOL published regulations providing guidance on paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

2020-04-01T16:30:34-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

The DOL published regulations providing guidance on paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This temporary rules provides critical guidance on a number of topics related the FFCRA including conditions that a business under 50 may be excluded from the provisions of the law. Link to rules: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/Pandemic/FFCRA.pdf If you have questions about DOL regulations, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.

1 Apr, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES

2020-04-01T16:24:27-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into place for the [...]

1 Apr, 2020

COVID-19-Related Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

2020-04-01T16:05:56-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

The IRS has issued important guidance for employers answering many questions regarding tax credits for payments made under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Included in the questions and answers is specific guidance on documents employers will need to substantiate their eligibility for the credits. Link: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs If you have questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.

1 Apr, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Application Form

2020-04-01T14:27:10-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

Click the link for the Paycheck Protection Program Application Form: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Borrower%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20Application.pdf If you have questions about the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.  

1 Apr, 2020

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) INFORMATION SHEET: BORROWERS

2020-04-01T14:24:15-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone.    The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and Employee [...]

1 Apr, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

2020-04-01T13:49:10-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Fully Forgiven Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven [...]

1 Apr, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Announces 11 Counties in South-Central Nebraska Now Included in State’s Directed Health Measure

2020-04-01T13:03:48-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Health Care, COVID-19|

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State’s sixth and seventh COVID-19 related Directed Health Measures (DHMs) include Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster counties.  They will be in effect beginning today at 10:00pm and will last until May 11th unless renewed. The quarantine measures are for individuals who are COVID-19 positive or develop fever, sudden onset of a dry cough, or sudden onset [...]

1 Apr, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Signs Executive Order Giving Flexibility to Healthcare Facilities, Announces Safety Guidelines for Nursing Homes

2020-04-01T13:01:00-05:00April 1st, 2020|COVID Health Care, COVID-19|

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new executive order to give healthcare facilities greater flexibility to respond to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The purpose of the order is to enable healthcare facilities to expand capacity as the need arises.  Among other changes, the Governor’s order accomplishes the following: Waives time limits for how long Critical Access Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers may keep patients. Waives the time limit on complex [...]

31 Mar, 2020

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidance on applicability of HIPAA during the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-03-31T16:08:52-05:00March 31st, 2020|COVID Health Care, COVID-19|

February 2020 Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services BULLETIN: HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus In light of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing this bulletin to ensure that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under the [...]

31 Mar, 2020

An Overview of the CARES Act Tax Implications

2020-03-31T10:52:27-05:00March 31st, 2020|COVID Tax, COVID-19|

The CARES Act revised, relaxed and created a number of new tax policies for businesses. While a number of these are still being clarified with respect to interpretation and implementation, they are worth looking at and being aware of. The primary focus for a number of business is the Paycheck Protection Program, but there are several others worth noting as well. There are a number of options under the Act [...]

31 Mar, 2020

Construction Contractors and the CARES Act

2020-03-28T10:19:33-05:00March 31st, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, COVID Construction|

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was just passed and it contains a number of provisions that will benefit the construction industry, including, the Paycheck Protection Program, unemployment, and delayed payroll taxes.   Below are a few of the highlights. Paycheck Protection Program This is a low interest loan program for small businesses that were operational since February 15, 2020 and had employees to whom it paid wages.  [...]

30 Mar, 2020

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS – Small Business Guide and Checklist

2020-03-30T16:35:41-05:00March 30th, 2020|COVID Business, COVID-19|

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The administration soon will release more details including the list [...]

30 Mar, 2020

All Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 meetings of creditors scheduled after April 1, 2020 for all locations in Nebraska will be conducted by telephone until further notice

2020-03-30T16:30:32-05:00March 30th, 2020|COVID Bankruptcy, COVID-19|

In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19, all Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13 meetings of creditors scheduled after April 1, 2020 for all locations in Nebraska will be conducted by telephone until further notice.  Debtors, attorneys, creditors, and others may not appear in person. Debtors, their counsel, and any creditors who wish to participate in any 341 meetings scheduled after April 1, 2020 must call the toll-free [...]

27 Mar, 2020

Dismissal of Federal Railroad Safety Act, § 20109, Whistleblower/Discrimination Complaint

2020-03-27T16:31:33-05:00March 27th, 2020|Latest News|

Attorneys Tyler Spahn and Nichole Bogen obtained the dismissal of a Federal Railroad Safety Act (“FRSA”), § 20109, complaint on behalf of the railroad following a hearing before a U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge. The employee claimed his dismissal from the railroad for being absent without leave was discrimination for reporting work-related injury and argued that he only had to show he attempted to comply with the railroad’s leave [...]

27 Mar, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act COVID-19 Poster & FAQ’s

2020-03-27T13:25:10-05:00March 27th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

Family First Coronavirus Response ACT COVID-19 Poster and Frequently Asked Questions links below. Link: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf FAQ's: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions If you have questions about the First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.          

27 Mar, 2020

DOL Publishes Initial Guidance & Employee Notice Regarding Family First Coronavirus Response Act

2020-03-27T13:27:37-05:00March 27th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

The DOL has provided a comprehensive Q&A document explaining and outlining some of the most common questions related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act including guidance on counting employees to determine if your company meets the 500 employee threshold and the circumstances that intermittent leave under the law is available. Link: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions If you have questions about the First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli [...]

27 Mar, 2020

Why Your COVID-19 Planning Should Include Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances

2020-03-27T14:17:19-05:00March 27th, 2020|Construction Contractor Advisor, COVID Construction|

Concerns surrounding COVID-19 are not just related to construction projects and contracts. You need to make sure you are personally ready to deal with COVID-19. Here is an article from one of my partners discussing the importance of putting in place Powers of Attorney to make sure you have someone making health care and financial decisions for you should you become incapacitated. https://www.ldmlaw.com/2020/03/why-your-covid-19-planning-should-include-durable-powers-of-attorney-for-health-care-and-finances/

26 Mar, 2020

Why Your COVID-19 Planning Should Include Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances

2020-03-27T13:28:50-05:00March 26th, 2020|Best Practices, COVID Estate Planning, COVID-19, Farm Management, Midwest Agricultural Law|

  At LDM, we share all the concerns of every family and business as our country faces this unprecedented time in our lives. We echo the reassurance of health care experts that we can all get through this together. We add to that our commitment to continue addressing the legal concerns of existing and new clients as steadfastly as always. In the realm of legal matters, there is an important [...]

26 Mar, 2020

Refresher on Nebraska Ag Liens Pt. 7: Seed and Electricity Lien

2020-04-13T09:39:37-05:00March 26th, 2020|Midwest Agricultural Law|

- A lien for the person who supplies seed or electrical power used in crop production- Although not exactly peanut butter and chocolate, the Nebraska legislature decided to shoehorn lien protections for the seed dealer and electric company into one statute.  It is important to note that the dealer and power district do not have a lien on all crops, but only those "crops produced from the seed furnished or [...]

26 Mar, 2020

LDM COVID-19 Resource Center

2020-03-26T15:46:50-05:00March 26th, 2020|Latest News|

Please take time to check out our newly added COVID-19 Resource Center link on our website.  We have recently set up the Resource Center as an important site to provide information to our clients as to how the pandemic may affect their personal life, business and any current or future legal issues.  Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions that we can assist you [...]

26 Mar, 2020

Hospitals turn to remote monitoring tools to free up beds – STAT

2020-03-27T13:29:50-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Health Care, COVID-19|

Desperate to free up beds for only the sickest Covid-19 patients, hospitals nationwide are weighing the use of new technologies to monitor patients from their homes. See the full article here: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-hospitals-weigh-remote-patient-monitoring-tools/ If you have questions about this article, please give Partner Attorney, Denise Destache a call at 402-397-7300.

26 Mar, 2020

Judicial Response to COVID-19

2020-03-27T13:39:55-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Court, COVID-19|

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit the risk of exposure.  This has prompted the “Stay at Home” movement for many Americans, but many judicial matters still need prompt attention during this time.  Varying regulations have been put into place for the [...]

26 Mar, 2020

Preparing to Provide Paid Sick and FMLA Leave

2020-03-27T13:45:37-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has passed the Senate and signed into law by the President.  It will go into effect on April 1, 2020.  Among the measures included as part of the FFCRA are the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, which are aimed at: expanding paid employee leave in connection with the coronavirus emergency; and providing employers with [...]

26 Mar, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice – Frequently Asked Questions

2020-03-27T16:43:59-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Employment, COVID-19|

Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions If you have questions about how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act will impact your business, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.

26 Mar, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Issued an Executive Order to Prevent Evictions of Nebraskans Significantly Impacted by COVID-19

2020-03-27T14:00:38-05:00March 26th, 2020|COVID Legislative, COVID-19|

Gov. Ricketts issued an executive order to prevent evictions of Nebraskans significantly impacted by COVID-19.  The order prevents the eviction of renters unable to pay rent due on or after March 13th because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor indicated that the relief is intended for those who have become ill, lost income due to job loss or wage reductions, or missed work to care for a loved one (e.g., [...]

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