Case Law Update: Interpretation and Applicability of Force Majeure Clauses and Common Law Doctrines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • Case Law Update: Interpretation and Applicability of Force Majeure Clauses and Common Law Doctrines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 7, 2021

    By Amy KearneyAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.April 7, 2021As courts around the country grapple with the legal implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on contractual disputes, some clear trends have emerged. This article will first summarize case law originating from New York, as the majority of applicable cases... read more

  • Employee Leave Laws Impacted by Latest COVID Package

    March 18, 2021

    By Jennifer Ryback,Shareholder at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.March 18, 2021As discussed in a previous article, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: A Summary for Employers, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) imposed two leave mandates on employers with fewer than 500 employees—(1) under the Emergency Paid Sick... read more

  • COVID-19 Vaccinations from the Employer Perspective

    March 15, 2021

    By Jennifer RybackShareholder at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.March 15, 2021When news broke that the first COVID-19 vaccination was ready to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, there was uncertainty about whether employers could require employees to be vaccinated. On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity... read more

  • Reopening the Economy: Part 7

    March 5, 2021

    By Preston W. RoseAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.March 5, 2021Texas Governor Greg Abbott has removed state restrictions on businesses and ended the statewide mask mandate. Taking effect on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Executive Order No. GA-34 will allow all businesses to operate at 100% capacity and will... read more

  • Reopening the Economy: Part 6

    September 18, 2020

    By Preston W. RoseAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.September 18, 2020After months with little to no new guidance regarding business closures, on September 17, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released Executive Order No. GA-30, which updates the COVID-19 guidance for Texas businesses.  This new guidance is based on a... read more

  • PPP Updates: Deadline Extended, Partial Loan Forgiveness

    July 2, 2020

    By Jack Gannon Jr.Attorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.CJuly 2, 2020The application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) has been extended from June 30 to August 8 of this year, giving borrowers additional time to apply for PPP loans.  The relevant bill was passed by the Senate... read more

  • Reopening the Economy: Part 5

    June 26, 2020

    By Preston W. RoseAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.June 26, 2020On June 26, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released Executive Order No. GA-28 reinstituting stricter rules for Texas businesses.  This comes on the heels of the Governor’s announcement a day prior, which paused further phases of reopening and placed... read more

  • Reopening Update: What Employers Need to Know

    June 24, 2020

    By Amy KearneyAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.June 24, 2020On June 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued guidance to assist both employers reopening non-essential businesses and their employees returning to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The full text of the... read more

  • OSHA Guidance for Construction Employers and Workers

    June 12, 2020

    By Christopher M. AnayaAttorneys at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.June 12, 2020OSHA recently announced the launch of a webpage with coronavirus-related guidance for construction employers and workers, which can be found at the following link: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/construction.html. The webpage includes a disclaimer to make clear that the information provided is... read more

  • Important Updates Regarding Your PPP Loan

    June 10, 2020

    By Jack Gannon Jr.Attorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.CJune 10, 2020In an earlier article, we summarized key information that borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) need to know.  Despite initial guidance and instructions from the Small Business Association (“SBA”) and the United States Department of the Treasury... read more