Law Firms Providing Useful COVID19 Information

I regularly receive updates from several law firms covering subjects such as employment, construction, and technology.

This week’s updates have, almost without exception, focused on the impact of COVID19 on those various subject areas.

Several of those updates offer timely resources for employers.  Here are some of the best (IMO) in the categories of Insurance, Force Majeure (contract clauses), and OSHA.

Insurance

Womble, Bond, & Dickinson explore the types of business insurance policies that might provide coverage for COVID19 losses.  They include Business Interruption, Comprehensive General Liability, Workers Comp, and Directors & Officers Liability.

https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/us/insights/alerts/coronavirus-business-insurance-policies-which-may-apply?utm_source=vuture&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=client%20alert%3a%20coronavirus%20%e2%80%93%20business%20insurance%20policies%20which%20may%20apply%20(march%202020)

Force Majeure

Force Majeure is one of the “boilerplate” clauses that get scant attention during contract negotiation.  This article from Reed Smith explains how the Force Majeure clauses are getting a lot of focus right now.

Supply Chains Crack Under Pandemic as Corporate Counsel Tangle Over Novel Force Majeure Issues

OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) requires employers to report certain accidents and illnesses that occur in workplaces.

Littler Mendelson explores COVID19 and OSHA.

https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/osha-recording-and-reporting-cases-covid-19

Conclusion.

My post this week is shorter than my usual.  This is in recognition that business people have a lot on their plates these days.

Michael Oswald

michael@msochartered.com

www.msochartered.com

Please note: the above post contains educational information. It is not intended as legal advice. Engage an attorney who is licensed in your state to get advice on dealing with any specific legal issue.

© 2020 Michael S. Oswald

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