Legal Alerts Mar 17, 2020

COVID-19 Legal Updates

The Latest on the Novel Coronavirus’ Impact on Businesses and Public Agencies

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New COVID-19 “Close Contact” Guidance May Impact Employers

New COVID-19 “Close Contact” Guidance May Impact Employers

CDC Greatly Expands Close Contact Definition for Determining Exposure to COVID-19

Best in Law: Unmasking COVID-19 Workplace Rules

Best in Law: Unmasking COVID-19 Workplace Rules

Brian Reider and Joseph Ortiz Discuss Employer Responsibilities in the Southern California Newspaper Group

DOL Clarified the Federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act

DOL Clarified the Federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act

New Rules and a Court Decision Followed the FFCRA’s Passage

Employer Obligation to Report COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace

Employer Obligation to Report COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace

Assembly Bill 685 Expands Cal/OSHA Authority

Workers’ Compensation Presumption for COVID-19 Contracted in the Workplace

Workers’ Compensation Presumption for COVID-19 Contracted in the Workplace

Senate Bill 1159 Takes Effect Immediately

Two Courts Offer Election Guidance: Slow-Walking Ballots is Unconstitutional

Two Courts Offer Election Guidance: Slow-Walking Ballots is Unconstitutional

Mail-In and Absentee Ballots Debated in COVID-19 Pandemic and Election Day Overlap

Best in Law: Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

Best in Law: Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

Partner Christopher Deal Writes About the Latest in Coronavirus Shut Down Business Challenge Claims for the Southern California Newspaper Group

AB 3088: California Eviction Protections

AB 3088: California Eviction Protections

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an act that extends eviction protections for residential tenants experiencing financial hardship relating to COVID-19.

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WRCOG Webinar: Navigating Virtual Governance and the Brown Act in a COVID-19 Climate

WRCOG Webinar: Navigating Virtual Governance and the Brown Act in a COVID-19 Climate

BB&K Partner Michael Maurer discusses virtual governance and the Brown Act during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Best in Law: Remote Working Laws for Calif. Employers

Best in Law: Remote Working Laws for Calif. Employers

BB&K Attorneys Damian Moos and Kandice Kim Write About What Employers Should Know in the Southern Calif. Newspaper Group

COVID-19 and Face Masks: Local Enforcement Tools

COVID-19 and Face Masks: Local Enforcement Tools

In PublicCEO, BB&K's Lauren Langer and Kathy Shin Discuss Ways California Cities Are Enforcing Face Covering Requirements

Preparing Business for the Unexpected During COVID-19 Pandemic

Preparing Business for the Unexpected During COVID-19 Pandemic

BB&K Attorneys Christine Chacon and Monica Rosas Write About What Business Owners Should Do in the San Diego Daily Transcript

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Postponing a Presidential Election and the Law

Postponing a Presidential Election and the Law

BB&K's Henry Castillo Writes About the Legal Authority for Election Postponement in PublicCEO

Project Roomkey Applications for COVID-19 Homeless Housing Available Soon

Project Roomkey Applications for COVID-19 Homeless Housing Available Soon

California Providing $100 Million to Local Governments

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Best in Law: COVID-19 Federal Legislation for Businesses

Best in Law: COVID-19 Federal Legislation for Businesses

BB&K's Allison De Tal Writes About FFCRA and CARES Act for the Southern California Newspaper Group

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Deadlines for California Cities and Counties

Coronavirus Relief Fund Deadlines for California Cities and Counties

Certification Form Must be Submitted by July 10; Expenditure Report by Sept. 1

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Five Takeaways for Commercial Landlords When Tenants File Bankruptcy

Five Takeaways for Commercial Landlords When Tenants File Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Pandemic Likely to Increase Bankruptcy Filings

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COVID-19 Orders: Government Takings?

COVID-19 Orders: Government Takings?

In Law360, BB&K's Gene Tanaka and Emily Chaidez Evaluate if COVID-19 Orders are Temporary Takings

How to Track and Report Recyclables Landfilled Due to COVID-19

How to Track and Report Recyclables Landfilled Due to COVID-19

CalRecycle Issues Guidance to Local Agencies

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Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars for California Municipalities and Counties

Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars for California Municipalities and Counties

Certification Form Must be Submitted by July 10

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Commercial Landlords and Tenants Should Work Together During COVID-19

Commercial Landlords and Tenants Should Work Together During COVID-19

How to Not Let Unpaid Rent Ruin the Financial Relationship

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Coronavirus Relief Funds Can Be Used for FEMA Public Assistance Cost Share

Coronavirus Relief Funds Can Be Used for FEMA Public Assistance Cost Share

Public Agencies Should Be Aware of Requirements

Tightening Budgets, Layoffs and Ongoing Labor Negotiations Highlight the Value of Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Tightening Budgets, Layoffs and Ongoing Labor Negotiations Highlight the Value of Retiree Health Reimbursement Arrangements

BB&K Partner Jeff Chang shares on how public agencies are finding ways to use health reimbursement agencies as creative and cost-effective benefits for their employees.

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Loan Forgiveness Requirements Among the Changes

[WEBINAR] Development and Land Use in the Age of COVID-19

[WEBINAR] Development and Land Use in the Age of COVID-19

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer will be discussing real estate development and land use issues pertaining to the current pandemic, COVID-19.

[WEBINAR] Leveraging CDBG-CV and Other Federal Funding Grant Opportunities for COVID-19 Response

[WEBINAR] Leveraging CDBG-CV and Other Federal Funding Grant Opportunities for COVID-19 Response

Watch a free webinar on the best practices public agencies should employ to maximize federal grant opportunities in the evolving landscape of COVID-19.

CARES Act Authorizes Limited Employer Repayment of Student Loans

CARES Act Authorizes Limited Employer Repayment of Student Loans

BB&K Partner Jeff Chang shares how public agencies can take advantage of a limited employer-paid benefit under the CARES Act.

Update: California COVID-19 Readiness Criteria for County Variance on Reopening

Update: California COVID-19 Readiness Criteria for County Variance on Reopening

More Counties to Potentially Qualify for a County Variance Under New Requirements

Best in Law: Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Best in Law: Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BB&K Attorney Todd Gee Shares Key Actions During a Pandemic in the Southern California Newspaper Group

California Applicant’s Briefings for COVID-19 FEMA Public Assistance Scheduled

California Applicant’s Briefings for COVID-19 FEMA Public Assistance Scheduled

Cal OES Providing Information via Live Webinars

COVID-19 Pandemic May Force Some Cities to Reset Employee Benefits

COVID-19 Pandemic May Force Some Cities to Reset Employee Benefits

A Summary of Public Agency Employee Benefits Subject to Change in Efforts to Save Money and Jobs

COVID-19: California to Begin Reopening Businesses

COVID-19: California to Begin Reopening Businesses

Resilience Roadmap Charts Course for Workplaces and Counties

SEC Leaders Release Statement on Disclosure by Issuers of Municipal Securities in Light of COVID-19

SEC Leaders Release Statement on Disclosure by Issuers of Municipal Securities in Light of COVID-19

Municipal Issuers Urged to Consider Providing Voluntary Disclosure Regarding the Impacts of COVID-19 on Operations and Finances

[WEBINAR] COVID-19 & Rental Agreements

[WEBINAR] COVID-19 & Rental Agreements

Watch Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Nancy Park participate in a panel discussion on steps both commercial and residential tenants can take if they can't make rent due to the pandemic.

COVID-19 Safety Orders v. the First Amendment

COVID-19 Safety Orders v. the First Amendment

A California Federal Court Weighs-In on Religious Group’s Challenge

Partner Michael Maurer Discusses Virtual Planning Meetings During COVID-19

Partner Michael Maurer Discusses Virtual Planning Meetings During COVID-19

California Planning & Development Report Covers Open Meeting Law Changes

Public Agency Furloughs to Distributions from Retirement Plans During COVID-19

Public Agency Furloughs to Distributions from Retirement Plans During COVID-19

Focus on Public Benefits: How Furloughs are Treated for Retirement Plan Distribution Rules' Purposes

Fourth COVID-19 Federal Relief Package

Fourth COVID-19 Federal Relief Package

Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Administration Disaster Loans and Health Care Funding

Best in Law: Online Recruiting Legal Pitfalls

Best in Law: Online Recruiting Legal Pitfalls

With Online Hiring Increasing During COVID-19 Pandemic, BB&K's Damian Northcutt Addresses Potential Problems for Employers

California Voting Rights Act Deadlines Delayed During COVID-19 Pandemic

California Voting Rights Act Deadlines Delayed During COVID-19 Pandemic

New Order Also Gives Guidance on Three Upcoming Special Elections

Records Disclosure and Retention When Working Remotely

Records Disclosure and Retention When Working Remotely

How COVID-19 Stay Home Orders Impact Government Records

[WEBINAR] Part Two: Leveraging FEMA and Other Federal Grant Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Response

[WEBINAR] Part Two: Leveraging FEMA and Other Federal Grant Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Response

Join Best Best & Krieger in another webinar on how municipalities, special districts, school districts and other government agencies can apply for grants in response to COVID-19. 

Partner Joseph Van Eaton Discusses Clash Between Cities and Wireless Industry Over 5G During COVID-19

Partner Joseph Van Eaton Discusses Clash Between Cities and Wireless Industry Over 5G During COVID-19

Law360: Local Control Over Infrastructure at Stake

PublicCEO: CARES Act Establishes Rules for Coronavirus-Related Distributions from 457(b) Plans

PublicCEO: CARES Act Establishes Rules for Coronavirus-Related Distributions from 457(b) Plans

Public Employers Can Amend Plans to Allow Coronavirus-Related Distributions

[WEBINAR] The Role of Retirees in the COVID-19 Response

[WEBINAR] The Role of Retirees in the COVID-19 Response

Watch Best Best & Krieger Partner Isabel Safie speak at the California Special Districts Association Webinar.

New Court Rules During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Court Rules During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bail, Evictions, Remote Hearings and Depositions and Statutes of Limitation Rule Changes

[WEBINAR] Keeping Local Government Open Through Social Distancing

[WEBINAR] Keeping Local Government Open Through Social Distancing

Watch Best Best & Krieger Partner Michael Maurer speak at the Institute of Local Government's Transparency, Public Access and Trust Webinar.

COVID-19: Water Shutoff Moratorium for Homes and Critical Small Businesses

COVID-19: Water Shutoff Moratorium for Homes and Critical Small Businesses

California Governor Restricts Water Supply Discontinuation for Non-Payment

Public Records Requests During COVID-19 Crisis

Public Records Requests During COVID-19 Crisis

California Public Agencies Struggle with CPRA Compliance

[WEBINAR] Leveraging FEMA and Other Federal Grant Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Response

[WEBINAR] Leveraging FEMA and Other Federal Grant Funding Opportunities for COVID-19 Response

BB&K Free Webinar: April 7, 10 a.m. (PDT)

Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses

Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses

Policies that May Provide Coverage for Coronavirus

The CARES Act’s New Rules for Coronavirus-related Distributions from Governmental 457(b) Plans

The CARES Act’s New Rules for Coronavirus-related Distributions from Governmental 457(b) Plans

Focus on Public Benefits: How the CARES Act Affects Governmental 457(b) Plans

Preparing for COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursement

Preparing for COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursement

Public Agencies Should Take Steps Now to be Eligible for Cost Recovery

Business Contracts and Insurance Policies During COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Contracts and Insurance Policies During COVID-19 Pandemic

Do Force Majeure Clauses Include the Coronavirus?

COVID-19: Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

COVID-19: Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

Practical Tips for Each in Navigating Coronavirus-Related Rent Issues

Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Federal and State Programs for Borrowers, Including CARES Act

COVID-19: Small Business Support

COVID-19: Small Business Support

Resources for Small Business Loans and Other Financial Support Programs

Third Federal Funding Bill Provides $2.2 Trillion for COVID-19 Impacts

Third Federal Funding Bill Provides $2.2 Trillion for COVID-19 Impacts

The Legislation’s Key Provisions for Public Agencies and Local Governments

Using 457(b) Unforeseeable Emergency Distributions During the Coronavirus Crisis

Using 457(b) Unforeseeable Emergency Distributions During the Coronavirus Crisis

Focus on Public Benefits: When an "Unforeseeable Emergency" is a Severe Financial Hardship

COVID-19: Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria and Business Regulations

COVID-19: Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria and Business Regulations

California Order to Minimize Housing Security and Business Continuity Impacts

California Governor Issues New COVID-19 Executive Order Impacting Local Government

California Governor Issues New COVID-19 Executive Order Impacting Local Government

Addresses Open Meetings, Delivery Ordinances, Working After Retirement and Government Claim Deadlines During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19: Health Care Districts, Nonprofits and FEMA Emergency Assistance

COVID-19: Health Care Districts, Nonprofits and FEMA Emergency Assistance

What Costs May or May Not Be Eligible for Funding

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

New Federal Employee Leave Requirements Under COVID-19

Update: Calif. Open Meeting Requirements Under COVID-19

Update: Calif. Open Meeting Requirements Under COVID-19

Governor Issues New Executive Order Excusing Physical Location Requirements for Public Comment and Observation for Public Meetings

Three Federal Actions to Address COVID-19

Three Federal Actions to Address COVID-19

How These New Measures Impact Businesses, Public Agencies and Employees

COVID-19 and Open Meeting Laws

COVID-19 and Open Meeting Laws

California Governor Issues Executive Order Cancelling Large Gatherings and Suspending Certain Portions of the Brown Act

COVID-19: Local Authority in a Public Health Crisis

COVID-19: Local Authority in a Public Health Crisis

One Short-Lived Case Raises Questions About the Limitations on Cities' Ability to Respond to State and Federal Action in the Face of an Outbreak

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