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Featured Posts

August 4, 2020 - Safety, Health & Environmental Considerations for School Reopenings

July 28, 2020 - Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7JJJ: Worker's Compensation Benefits for a COVID-19 Diagnosis?

June 25, 2020 - "Self-Quarantine" Requirement for Some Travelers Complicates Rules for Employers

June 24, 2020 - Does Your Workforce's Use of Cloth Face Masks Satisfy OSHA Rules and Guidance?

June 17, 2020 - As Phase Two Begins, Connecticut Employers Must Still Comply with Pandemic Workplace Rules

May 12, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Guidelines for "Reopen Connecticut - Phase 1"

Webinars

On-Demand - Webinar: Going Back to the Future - Phased Return to Work and What Comes Next for Employers

On-Demand - Webinar: Bankruptcy & Restructuring during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Strategies for Manufacturers and Other Sellers of Goods When Customers File for Bankruptcy Relief

On-Demand - Webinar: Structuring Your Business for Survival: Developing a Sound Strategy for Post-Pandemic Growth

On-Demand - Tackling Tax in the Pandemic

On-Demand - Webinar: Business & Property Contracts in the Coronavirus Crisis

On-Demand - Webinar: Protecting Creditors' Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: Strategies for Manufacturers and Other Sellers of Goods in Dealing with Financially Distressed Customers

For Health Care Providers and Organizations

August 17, 2020 - Connecticut's Department of Public Health Allows Virtual Learning for Practical Nursing Programs

August 7, 2020 - Connecticut Expands Telehealth Services

July 22, 2020 - HHS Bulletin Offers Guidance and Updates on COVID-19 Outcome Disparities

June 9, 2020 - New Laboratory Data Reporting Guidance for COVID-19 Testing From HHS

June 9, 2020 - Governor Lamont Orders Nursing Homes, Managed Residential Communities, and Assisted Living Services Agencies to Test Staff for COVID-19

June 9, 2020 - Governor Lamont Suspends Involuntary Discharge of Nursing Home and Residential Care Home Residents to Homeless Shelters

June 8, 2020 - CT DPH Issues Order Allowing for Flexibility of Certification Requirements for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel in Residential Care Homes

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June 1, 2020 - HHS OIG Issues Fraud Oversight Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

May 29, 2020 - CT DPH Issues Order Modifying Administrative Procedures and Deadlines

May 29, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Order Creating Temporary Nurse Aide Position

May 27, 2020 - CT Department of Health Issues Order Modifying Requirements for Behavioral Health Facilities and Nursing Homes

May 19, 2020 - CT DPH Issues Orders Suspending Licensure Requirements for Certain Providers 

May 18, 2020 - OCR Bulletin Reminds Health Care Entities of Rights of Individuals With Limited English Proficiency During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 15, 2020 - Connecticut DPH Acting Commissioner Gifford Reinstates Requirement that a Licensed Provider Order COVID-19 Test

May 13, 2020 - DPH Modifies Visitor Restrictions at Nursing Homes, Residential Care Homes, and Chronic Disease Hospitals

May 12, 2020 - CMS Announces Additional Blanket Waivers during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

May 11, 2020 - Governor Lamont Suspends Regulations to Expand COVID-19 Testing

May 6, 2020 - OCR Reminds Healthcare Providers about Media Access Restrictions

May 2, 2020 - OCR Reminds Organizations of Available Cyber Threat Resources

April 24, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Issues Two New Executive Orders Impacting Health Care Providers

April 23, 2020 - COVID-19: Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

April 22, 2020 - FDA Issues EUA for Limited Use Face Masks

April 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data Qualifies for CMS Quality Payment Program

April 21, 2020 - HHS Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding PREP Act Tort Liability Immunity During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 18, 2020 - OCR Resolves Civil Rights Complaints Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers in Outpatient Settings

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers in Hospitals

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7V for Health Care Providers

April 7, 2020 - Protections from Civil Liability for Healthcare Providers and Financial Protections for Patients

April 4, 2020 - FCC Announces Program for Health Care Providers to Receive Up to $1 Million to Cover Telehealth Costs - Learn How and Apply

April 2, 2020 - CARES Act: Summary of Provisions for Health Care Providers

April 1, 2020 - New Waivers and Rules to Allow Hospitals to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis

March 29, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Advances Payments to Providers and Suppliers

March 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks and PPE: Guidelines for Use and Importation

March 27, 2020 - Resource: CT Release of Patient Information COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Provides Quality Reporting Program Relief

March 26, 2020 - Resource: AMA Special Coding Advice During COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - CMS FAQs and Guidance for COVID-19 Response

March 25, 2020 - Resource: OIG Issues Telehealth FAQs

March 23, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Issues Telemedicine Toolkit

March 20, 2020 - Governor Expands Access to Telehealth Services Executive Order No. (7G)

March 20, 2020 - DEA's Expansion of Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine

March 19, 2020 - Updated to include FAQs March 20, 2020 - COVID-19: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth

March 18, 2020 - Medicaid Telehealth Expansion and Guidance

March 17, 2020 - COVID 19: New HHS Waivers

March 17, 2020 - Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefits and Co-Pay Waivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 17, 2020 - OCR Bulletin, Civil Rights and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - OHS Issues Guidance Regarding the Certificate of Need Process

March 16, 2020 - Determining Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel Exposed to COVID-19: CDC Recommendations

March 15, 2020 - COVID-19: New CMS Waivers

March 15, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Two Executive Orders In Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Developments in Connecticut

March 14, 2020 - COVID-19: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Providers

March 13, 2020 - Major Insurers Waive Coronavirus Testing Costs, Unpacked

March 11, 2020 - Guide for an Organizational Response to Coronavirus

For Employers

September 16, 2020 - Following Court Ruling, DOL Clarifies Rules for FFCRA Intermittent Leave and Documentation Requirements

September 8, 2020 - As Students Return to School, the U.S. DOL Clarifies the Use of Leave for Childcare-Related Purposes

August 18, 2020 - Connecticut Updates Mask and Face Covering Rule Narrowing Medical Exemption

July 28, 2020 - Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7JJJ: Worker's Compensation Benefits for a COVID-19 Diagnosis?

June 25, 2020 - "Self-Quarantine" Requirement for Some Travelers Complicates Rules for Employers

June 24, 2020 - Does Your Workforce's Use of Cloth Face Masks Satisfy OSHA Rules and Guidance?

June 17, 2020 - As Phase Two Begins, Connecticut Employers Must Still Comply with Pandemic Workplace Rules

June 8, 2020 - Connecticut Issues New Batch of Reopening Guidelines for Phase Two

May 12, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Guidelines for "Reopen Connecticut - Phase 1"

April 29, 2020 - DOL Clarifies CARES Act Unemployment Rules for Nonprofits and Municipalities

April 29, 2020 - What We Know and Don’t Know About the Latest Presidential Proclamation Affecting U.S. Immigration

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April 24, 2020 - The USDOL Clarifies When An Employer Can Require An Employee To Use Accrued Paid Leave Under the FFCRA

April 22, 2020 - Connecticut Modifies Mask Rule in Workplaces, Creates Exceptions in Solitary Spaces

April 18, 2020 - New Mandatory Mask Rules Now In Effect for Essential Workplaces and Stores

April 16, 2020 - Shared Work Program: From Unknown Program to Starring Role in Pandemic

April 9, 2020 - Data Privacy Concerns: Tips for Teleworking During Coronavirus

April 8, 2020 - State and Feds Issue New Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Businesses

April 8, 2020 - Webinar: Understanding the Federal Stimulus Package

April 2, 2020 - Ten Things You Need To Know About Unemployment Payments Under The CARES Act

April 2, 2020 - DOL Officially Releases Regulations on Paid Leave, Adding Some New Wrinkles

March 31, 2020 - CARES Act Makes Significant Changes for Employers

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: In the COVID-19 Pandemic, What Comes Next For Employers?

March 30, 2020 - Immigration-Related Issues During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 29, 2020 - USDOL Clarifies Exemptions to Paid Leave Provisions Under FFCRA for Healthcare Providers, Emergency Responders and Small Businesses

March 27, 2020 - USDOL Issues Second Round of Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Leave

March 25, 2020 - USDOL Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Leave Provisions

March 23, 2020 - Executive Order No. 7J: New DECD Guidance and Rules of the Road for "Stay Safe, Stay Home"

March 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Update: Connecticut's "Stay Safe – Stay at Home Order"

March 24, 2020 - Webinar: COVID-19 Pandemic - Managing and Protecting Your Employees Globally

March 19, 2020 - Update: President Trump Signs Emergency Leave Law: What this Means for Your Business

March 18, 2020 - Take Two: House Knocks Out Several Paid Leave Provisions in FFCRA Revision

March 17, 2020 - Employers Contemplating Layoffs Have No Good Choices Except Perhaps WARN To Follow

March 16, 2020 - House Bill Expands FMLA Leave and Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19: Taking Employees' Temperatures

March 13, 2020 - IRS Issues Coronavirus Relief for High Deductible Health Plans

March 11, 2020 - The Governor Declares Emergencies Over COVID-19: What Does This Mean To Employers?

March 9, 2020 - With Coronavirus in Connecticut, Some Preliminary FAQs for Employers

For Updates Related to Real Estate, Construction and Environmental

>> Visit our COVID-19: Real Estate Leasing page for updates specific to Real Estate Leasing for CT and NY

September 10, 2020 - Untangling the Knot: The Effects of the CDC's Eviction Moratorium, Executive Order 7OOO, and a Recent Court Order on Landlords and Tenants in Connecticut

June 12, 2020 - COVID-19: OSHA Releases New Safe Workplace Guidance for Construction Sites

June 4, 2020 - COVID-19: Lease Build-Outs and Commencement Dates

May 28, 2020 - COVID-19: Update to Moratoria on Evictions and Foreclosures in New York

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19: Will Shutdown Orders Excuse A Party's Failure To Perform Under A Retail Lease?

May 19, 2020 - COVID-19: Operating Clause Considerations for Retail Tenants and Landlords

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May 13, 2020 - Executive Order 7MM Simplifies Local Approvals Process for Outdoor Dining and Sale of Goods

May 7, 2020 - Land Use and Building Permit Deadlines Stayed by Executive Order

May 6, 2020 - COVID-19: Non-Recourse Loans and Recourse Liability Triggers for Landlords

April 27, 2020 - New Coronavirus Relief Bill Replenishes SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

April 21, 2020 - COVID-19: Handling Monetary Defaults and Security Deposits under Commercial Leases

April 15, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont Issues Additional Protections for Residential Renters

April 13, 2020 - COVID-19: As Government Orders Require Businesses to Shut Down, Landlords and Tenants Should Review Condemnation Clauses In Their Leases

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: New Mandatory Safe Workplace Rules for Construction Sites in Connecticut - Executive Order 7V

April 8, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont Limits Connecticut Hotel Stays and Short-Term Rentals

April 6, 2020 - Connecticut Environmental Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020 - COVID-19: Mortgage Forbearances and Moratoria on Evictions and Foreclosures

March 31, 2020 - COVID-19: Lease Modification Considerations for Landlords

March 28, 2020 - COVID-19: Stimulus and Relief Packages for Property Owners and Businesses

March 23, 2020 – COVID-19: Executive Order No. 7H and General Leasing/Rent Concerns

March 23, 2020 - Gov. Lamont's Executive Order 7I, Modifying Procedures and Deadlines for Municipal Land Use

March 19, 2020 - Governor Lamont's Order Regarding Public Agency Meetings

March 18, 2020 - COVID-19: Delays May Affect Construction Project Schedules and Budgets

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Leases and Contracts in New York and Connecticut

For Manufacturers

April 22, 2020 - FDA Issues EUA for Limited Use Face Masks

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19: Funding for Manufacturers Producing Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies

April 9, 2020 - EPA Loosens Regulatory Requirements for Disinfectant Manufacturers

April 6, 2020 - Connecticut Environmental Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020 - Immigration-Related Issues During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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For Schools

September 8, 2020 - As Students Return to School, the U.S. DOL Clarifies the Use of Leave for Childcare-Related Purposes

August 11, 2020 - Is it Health Care or Not? Considerations for Independent Schools Exploring "Non-therapeutic" Remote Programs

August 4, 2020 - Safety, Health & Environmental Considerations for School Reopenings

May 21, 2020 - CDC Publishes New Guidelines for Reopening Schools

May 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Education and Child Care

April 29, 2020 - The FFCRA and Limited FICA Tax Relief for Governmental Employers

April 28, 2020 - Bureau of Special Education Issues Updated Guidance on Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education, Model Templates and Guidance for Children Turning Three During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

State Guidance for Schools - click link to access a list of state guidance documents

Federal Guidance for Schools - click link to access a list of federal guidance documents

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April 23, 2020 - AISNE Webinar for Independent Schools: Compliance Considerations of Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

April 14, 2020 - Commissioner Cardona Announces Guidance on Non-Renewal Process and Tenure Timelines

April 13, 2020 - FAQs for Independent Schools Considering a Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act

April 1, 2020 - Executive Order Extends Funding, Employment And Preservation of Services for Schools

April 1, 2020 - CARES Act: The Education Stabilization Fund

March 31, 2020 - Student Privacy Policy Office Releases Guidance on Virtual Learning

March 25, 2020 - Bureau of Special Education Issues Guidance on Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 - Commissioner of Education Relaxes Portion of Student Data Privacy Law During School Closure

March 23, 2020 - OSERS Issues Additional Guidance Related to Remote Delivery of Special Education and Related Services

March 22, 2020 - UPDATE: Student Data Privacy and COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - Resource Links for Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education and Private Occupational Schools in Response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020 - OSERS Issues Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

March 17, 2020 - Prompt Examination of COVID-19 Impact on School Business Operations Advisable

March 17, 2020 - Student Data Privacy and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19: Additional Guidance Regarding FOIA, Timeline Waivers and Budget Extensions

March 13, 2020 - U.S. Department of Education Issues Q&A Addressing Coronavirus and Student Privacy Implications

March 10, 2020 - Preparing for School Closures: Key Takeaways from New State Guidance and Special Education Considerations

March 6, 2020 - Prevention and Response: Planning for Coronavirus in Connecticut Public Schools

March 5, 2020 - Prevention and Response: Planning for Coronavirus in Independent Schools

For Taxpayers and Tax Return Preparers

May 22, 2020 - Opportunities and Pitfalls in IRS Pandemic-Related Relief for Cafeteria Plans

May 7, 2020 - IRS Announces That It Will Not Allow Any Deduction for Expenses Funded by Forgiven PPP Loans

April 13, 2020 - IRS Extends More Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

April 2, 2020 - Connecticut DRS Extends April 15, 2020 Filing and Payment Deadlines for Gift Tax Returns

March 31, 2020 - Connecticut DRS Extends March and April 2020 Filing and Payment Deadlines for Some Sales/Use and Room Occupancy Tax Returns

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For Financial Institutions

March 31, 2020 - CARES Act: Bankruptcy Relief for Small Businesses

General Guidance

September 17, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont's Executive Orders for the State of Connecticut

June 8, 2020 - Connecticut Nonstock Corporations Temporarily Allowed To Conduct Member Meetings Remotely

May 14, 2020 - New Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses

April 27, 2020 - New Coronavirus Relief Bill Replenishes SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

April 1, 2020 - Summary of CARES Act Stimulus Package for Relief During COVID-19 Emergency

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