Let’s Get to Work! Workplace considerations with Return-to-Work Plans

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By: Theresa L. Nelson With recent news of easing stay-at-home orders, employers that have been operating with limited employees or that were closed due to COVID-19 need to evaluate the next steps for returning employees to work and opening operations. Any return-to-work plan must comply with all federal, state and local directives to ensure a …Read More

Join Midwest College Consulting and 1N5 for a webinar about navigating the college selection process during quarantine

Do you have a high school senior? Join Dana Rolander, president of Midwest College Consulting, and Nancy Eigel-Miller, founder and director of 1N5 and a specialist in college financial aid, for a free webinar on navigating the college selection process during quarantine. In this April 13 webinar, you’ll get tips on revisiting financial aid and …Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Small Business Exemptions

By: Theresa L. Nelson The Department of Labor published regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020. While containing extensive explanations of terms and provisions throughout the entire FFCRA, one section is particularly noteworthy for small businesses. The language of the FFCRA provided that small private employers with fewer than 50 …Read More

COVID-19 and Business Interruption Coverage: Pending Legislation

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On March 23, we wrote about potential insurance claims arising from COVID-19 shutdowns and disruptions that businesses could assert under the business interruption coverage in their property damage insurance. Since then, bills have been filed in several state legislatures – including Ohio – that seek to ensure that this coverage exists.

Frustration of Purpose And Excused Contractual Performance After A Government Shut Down

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By: William K. Flynn State and local governments are taking aggressive actions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including official and unofficial quarantines, “social distancing,” stay at home requirements, and cancellation of public events. I wrote the other day addressing the potential implications of a pandemic relative to negotiated force majeure provisions commonly …Read More

A Message from Marshall K. Dosker, President, Strauss Troy

To all clients and friends of Strauss Troy:

We hope that you remain well during these challenging times. Like you, we at Strauss Troy have been busy preparing and planning for all aspects of this unprecedented event.