Coronavirus: Temporary Phenomenon or Fundamental Change?

The latest legal and business coronavirus news and analysis, plus Practical Guidance for employers and attorneys.

SPECIAL REPORT

Crisis Management for Businesses

As coronavirus impacts the country, anticipate and manage issues of vital importance to your clients or organization—from quarantine and sick leave issues to its effects on M&A—with this exclusive special report.

How Coronavirus Impacts Your Practice or Business

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Check out our March 18 webinar, Tackling Labor and Employment Challenges Due to Coronavirus, and related Q&A on legal concerns for companies, including a discussion on whether temperature checks are considered medical examinations under the ADA.

Labor & Employment

Employers are facing increased pressure to safeguard their employees. They will have to navigate compliance with federal and state laws surrounding leave, and exercise an abundance of caution to reduce the risk of spreading disease in the workplace.

Contracts

Disease and quarantine may not be listed specifically as force majeure events in many contracts, but this health calamity could be regarded as excusable due to the havoc it has wreaked on the commercial world.

IN BRIEF

The Impact of Coronavirus on M&A

Analysts on Bloomberg Law’s transactions team identify the top Covid-19 questions affecting M&A and contracts.

IN BRIEF

How Covid-19 Is Affecting Labor and Employment

Senior Legal Analyst Dori Goldstein highlights key concerns that L&E lawyers face in navigating the fallout from the coronavirus.

INSIGHT

Coronavirus Poses Contract, Employment Issues for U.S. Businesses

Supply chain disruptions in China are forcing companies to closely review contracts to determine their rights if the supplier delivers late or not at all.

ANALYSIS

Coronavirus Shuts Down Contracts, Too

Although disease and quarantine may not be listed specifically as force majeure events, the coronavirus epidemic and China’s response satisfy the conventional characterization of the term.

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

Safety & Health Sample Policy – Infectious Disease Policy

This sample policy protects employees’ safety during an infectious viral outbreak, while ensuring an employer’s ability to maintain essential operations and services.

PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

Commercial Sample Notice – Notification of a Force Majeure Event

A party affected by a force majeure event is typically obligated to provide prompt notice to a counterparty in significant detail.

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Urgent, Essential Coverage

Balancing the threat of a pandemic with the need to get on with everyday life is an extraordinary challenge. To make the best decisions, you’ll need essential, authoritative information on topics of greatest importance. Rely on Bloomberg Law’s In Focus: Coronavirus for coverage of:

  • Daily updates on the health emergency including state, federal, and international responses
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