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    Nichole Atallah Comments on Small Business Benefits in CARES Act, FFCRA, and EFMLA

    April 17, 2020

    Nichole Atallah participated in a virtual town hall hosted by USAV to share information on all things COVID-19.

    Topics addressed include:

    • Chief benefits of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for small businesses
    • Effect of shelter-in-place orders on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid time off and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave
    • How essential business designations affect employee access to the emergency paid time off and Emergency FMLA (EFMLA) benefits

    For additional information about their town hall meetings, visit the USAV website here.

    Jon Williams Featured in "Force Majeure? Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Government Contractor Impacted by COVID-19"

    April 9, 2020

    Jon Williams was recently featured in the Public Spend Forum webinar, "Force Majeure? Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Government Contractor Impacted by COVID-19."

    With companies scrambling to interpret force majeure clauses within their commercial contracts in light of COVID-19, the session sought to answer the question: “What are the rights and responsibilities of companies in this current atmosphere, under their government contract terms?”

    A video with Jon's comments is available below. He addresses the questions:

    • In the federal contracting context, can you explain the concept of excusable delay?
    • Do 52.249-14 Excusable Delays apply to the current situation?
    • What immediate actions should vendors be taking today to protect themselves in the current environment?
    • How should companies that provide on-site contractor personnel to the government, including those working the in the classified setting, be treated in an environment where facilities are simply unavailable?

    The full webinar is available on the Public Spend Forum website here.

    CARES Act Stimulus Loans: "Founders & Friends" Podcast Features Kathryn Hickey

    April 1, 2020
    Description: Kathryn Hickey, Chair of PilieroMazza's Business & Corporate Group, examines the CARES Act stimulus loans—including the Payroll Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan—and what small businesses and their investors need to know in terms of eligibility requirements, the application process, affiliation concerns, loan forgiveness, and much more.

    Jon Williams Comments on How Will COVID-19 Change How You Conduct Business?

    March 30, 2020
    In a March 27, 2020 blog, "How Will COVID-19 Change How You Conduct Business?" by Courtney Fairchild of Global Services, PilieroMazza's Jon Williams advises "all federal contractors to take time to fully understand their rights and obligations under their contracts, communicate with their agency customers, and document all of the impacts that they are facing as a result of COVID-19."

    ANNOUNCEMENT: PilieroMazza Forms "COVID-19 Client Response Team"

    March 18, 2020

    To address the concerns of our clients and resource partners during and long after the Coronavirus pandemic, PilieroMazza created the “COVID-19 Client Response Team.” The Team’s purpose is to offer government contractors and commercial businesses practical guidance with information and resources necessary to protect you, your business, and your personnel against the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. 

    Led by Cy Alba, Nichole Atallah, Kathryn Hickey, and Matt Feinberg, the COVID-19 Client Response Team comprises partners from PilieroMazza’s core practice groups, including Government Contracts, Business & Corporate, Labor & Employment, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Below are contact details for each Team member should you need immediate assistance. Please also visit our “COVID-19 Client Resource Center,” where you will find links to presentations, blogs, client alerts, and other additional resources.

    Since every situation is different, please contact a Team member to discuss your specific situation.



    Cy Alba

    Government Contracts
    ialba@pilieromazza.com

    Nichole Atallah
    Labor & Employment
    natallah@pilieromazza.com

    Kathryn Hickey

    Business & Corporate
    khickey@pilieromazza.com

    Matt Feinberg

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    mfeinberg@pilieromazza.com
     
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