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Update March 27: USDOL provides an update to its Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice FAQ, addressing several issues not previously addressed. Continue to check the USDOL FAQ site for further updates.

Update March 27: We provide a funding and business viability checklist for companies contending with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update March 26: We report that the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) issued its required Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice, along with an FAQ

Update March 21: We discuss how the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 are wreaking havoc on supply chains, and the implication of those impacts for Force Majeure clauses in commercial contracts.

Update from March 20: Hinshaw continues to report on growing calls by legislators for the commercial property insurance industry to provide business interruption coverage for COVID-19-related losses.

Update from March 19: Hinshaw has created a summary of key facts for employers to understand the impacts of the new law entitled: "Families First Coronavirus Response Act." Our summary includes the impacts to (1) paid sick leave benefits, and (2) the expansion of the family medical leave provision.

Update from March 18: Hinshaw has published an FAQ to provide employers with answers to common questions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will keep our FAQ for employers page updated with new questions and answers as they arise.

Update from March 13: Important Message from Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 

Hinshaw & Culbertson is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving developments regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to take steps to protect the health and safety of our lawyers and staff.

Our approach to COVID-19—under our longstanding business continuity planning policies—is guided by two overarching goals: 1) providing our clients with uninterrupted service; and 2) protecting the health and safety of our personnel and our local communities.

All our attorneys and key staff are equipped and in position to work remotely, with full access to firm files and resources, and we have data security and privacy protocols in place.

Our BCP pandemic response team is staffed with representatives from each operational department at the firm. This team is laser focused on ensuring our clients receive superior client service without interruption.

We have implemented an international travel ban to or through any country that is designated by the WHO as having level 2 or level 3 COVID-19 precautions in place. We have encouraged the use of video-conference and other technology to transact all business and have discouraged all travel other than that which is absolutely essential.

For the benefit of our clients, we have created a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page, accessible from the homepage of the firm’s website. All firm announcements regarding our COVID-19 response, along with related client advisories, will be posted here.

Should you need anything at all, we are available through all normal channels and will continue to provide you with the highest quality service you have come to expect from Hinshaw.

Stay safe and we will continue to update you if circumstances change.

Update from March 11: The firm announced the cancellation of the Sea Level Rise & Climate Change Conference planned for March 31, 2020, at the Four Seasons Miami.