Beyond COVID-19 Resource Center

Resources and insights on what's next as the US economy reopens.

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As shelter-in-place orders are lifted, your business will enter uncharted territory. COVID-19 will permanently alter supply chains, workforce planning, service models, and growth strategies. How will you respond?

Task Force

This resource center is sponsored by our COVID-19 Task Force, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys working together to advise clients on short-term responses and long-term strategies for dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their businesses.

Labor & Employment

International

Benefits

Corporate

Commercial Litigation

Real Estate

Cybersecurity and Privacy

Post-Pandemic Planning

The pandemic is affecting businesses and industries deemed both essential and non-essential, and creating specific legal, business, and workforce issues that must be addressed. Get our insights here. 

  • 50 State Survey of Legal Excusability

    Sign up to receive our 50 State Survey of Legal Excusability: Force Majeure, Commercial Impracticability, and Frustration of Purpose.

  • The Future of Health Care in the US

    Sign up for your copy of this living document, which provides insights into what the post-pandemic landscape may entail for the Health Care industry. 

  • Get Our Post-Pandemic Planning Checklist

    Getting started with your return-to-business plan requires a comprehensive understanding of how your business fits into the new and evolving legal landscape.

More Post-Pandemic Planning

These recent weeks have created new questions and challenges for employers across the nation.

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As employers embark on reopening their businesses and implementing return to work plans, they face a potential wave of workplace class action litigation. Such lawsuits have begun to roll in and courts have started to weave a patch-work quilt of responses. Early results show trends beginning to emerge and lessons for employers embroiled in these actions.

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The Audit and Checklist from Seyfarth at Work provides a roadmap to identify areas of potential WFH management inconsistency, which should form the basis for developing updated and targeted manager guidelines as well as your remote supervision skills training.

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In this webinar, our panel discusses the legal and practical immigration compliance issues employers can anticipate when restarting business operations, bringing employees back to the workplace, and maintaining compliance for those who continue to work from home.

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Business reopening their doors to serve customers have many issues to consider, and now they must add to their list customers refusing to wear masks because of a claimed disability.

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As we approach the heat of the summer season and as employers begin to re-open after months of COVID-19 quarantine, workers may be out of shape, out of practice on workplace safety procedures, and may have to rebreathe hot air through face coverings. As they focus on COVID-19 efforts, employer should remain aware of risks of safety rule violations, injuries, and heat illness.

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Reopening businesses need to carefully consider how social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation measures will impact customers with disabilities and be prepared to make adjustments.

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Environmental Protection Agency jointly developed and released guidance that is generally intended for everybody, whether a business, a school, a nursing facility, or to ensure the cleanliness and safety of a private home. The guidance is part of the larger White House plan and focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes.

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As we begin to focus on what the return to work will look like, as well as what the "new normal" will be, organizations of all sizes will need to be prepared to address COVID-19 related litigation matters that are sure to arise.

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On April 16, 2020, the White House issued its “Guidelines for Opening Up America Again,” and several states have begun a slow process of emerging from the shutdown. But even the most optimistic scenarios are fraught with uncertainty. Nobody can predict when the economy will fully reopen, or what that even means in the post-COVID-19 business world. Will increased remote work become the “new normal”? Will business meetings, pitches, and conferences, continue to take place by videoconference or other remote means? What about investigations, depositions, mediations, and court proceedings? And how long will all of that last? We also do not know when the next pandemic will strike, or even if COVID-19 will rear its ugly head again in the near future.

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With customers staying home and businesses closing, the drop in revenue for retailers has been sudden and dramatic, forcing many retailers to seek relief from rental and other lease obligations. At the same time, retailers are grappling with what reopening will look like, as federal and state governments begin to offer guidelines for life and business following the lifting of stay-at-home orders.

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Featured Webinars

Our COVID-19 webinar series covers a variety of legal and business topics raised by the pandemic. See all recorded webinars on the Seyfarth YouTube channel. 

  • US & Dubai Health Care in a Post-COVID World

    July 14: Join us to learn more about the investment benefits that Dubai offers to US and multinational investors in the health care space.

  • The Post-Pandemic Courthouse

    July 14: In the first part of our Post-Pandemic Litigation Webinar Series, Seyfarth litigators from a variety of legal disciplines will examine the virtual courthouse in a post-pandemic world. 

  • Desperately Seeking Post-COVID Sales?

    July 15: In this webinar, presenters will provide a back-to-basics primer on TCPA and CAN-SPAM rules and penalties regarding text, calls, and emails. 

Webinar Recordings

Latest COVID-19 Updates

As new developments emerge and the legal implications take shape, we post frequent updates authored by a cross-disciplinary team with attorneys from benefits, corporate and tax, immigration, employment, real estate, and more. Subscribe here. 

  • California Rolls Back Reopenings

    Governor Newsom made the decision to re-close the indoor operations of several sectors in 19 counties in an attempt to flatten the spike in new California COVID-19 cases.

  • Health Plan Coverage for COVID Testing

    On June 23, 2020, the DOL issued additional FAQs relating to the COVID-19 testing mandate under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act.

  • NY State Court Compels Remote Depositions

    As the courts continue their efforts to re-open and slowly return to “normal” operations, decisions aimed to these ends are emerging.

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Paid Leave Legislation and Analysis

Workplace Health and Safety

More Employment Updates

Industry Guidance

Our team is advising businesses across health care, hospitality, air and rail, franchise, and manufacturing. Stop here for the latest.

  • COVID-19 Language for Construction Contracts

    Those entering into new construction contracts should include custom language addressing the parties’ respective rights and responsibilities related to COVID-19.

  • Mass Texts, TCPA, and the Cannabis Industry

    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act has been the vehicle for a number of class action suits against cannabis companies over the past year, including an uptick of such suits during COVID-19.

  • The Future of Health Care in the US

    Sign up for your copy of this living document, which provides insights into what the post-pandemic landscape may entail for the Health Care industry. 

More Industry Guidance

CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency assistance for businesses affected by the pandemic. Our team is actively monitoring all aspects of this federal legislation impacting our corporate clients across industries.

  • Real Estate on Main Street

    Get an overview of considerations for borrowers and lenders in the real estate industry in evaluating whether to participate in the Main Street Lending Program.

  • PPP Loans & Deferral of Payroll Taxes

    The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) was passed by Congress on June 3, 2020 and signed by the President into law on June 5, 2020.

  • Main Street Lending Program Update

    Get an overview of the details of (and key recent revisions to) the Main Street Program based on Fed instruction through the May 27 Guidance.

Federal Legislation

Benefits and Executive Compensation

Corporate and Tax

Employment

Government Contracts

Industry-specific

Patents and Trademarks

Real Estate

State & Local Updates

Public Resources

With an onslaught of information regarding the novel coronavirus, our team has curated a list of public resources to help you better assess the risks.

  • CDC Coronavirus Site

    A dedicated microsite for information on prevention, symptoms, and treatment.

  • World Health Organization

    Information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • Environmental Protection Agency

    This website provides key EPA resources on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Links

Additional COVID-19 resources from government agencies, states, and medical organizations. 

Seyfarth Statement on Coronavirus

With COVID-19 continuing to spread around the globe, we have conducted a review of our operations and undertaken a variety of precautionary measures.