Approaching Updated Travel Restrictions & Quarantine Rules
employees may need to travel to high-risk areas for family emergencies, medical treatment, and other personal reasons like funerals. In addition, personal travel restrictions may be difficult to enforce. If an employer implements a policy restricting travel and an employee travels to a high-risk area in violation of the policy (thereby
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Webinar, “Approaching Updated Travel Restrictions
(3 days ago) View the Summary. As Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. and other states issue new travel limitations, including quarantine requirements and fines for violations, employers and school leaders are left to determine their next move.
Is Your Employer Legally Allowed to Ask Where You’re
(3 days ago) Share This Page. Carla Reeves is featured in this WCVB Channel 5 News segment discussing the legality surrounding employers asking health and travel questions of their employees. "It’s important to remember that all of this is about trying to keep people safe and minimize risk. The questions are typically directly linked to COVID-related
Is Your Employer Legally Allowed to Ask Where You’re
(5 days ago) employers asking health and travel questions of their employees. "It’s important to remember that all of this is about trying to keep people safe and minimize risk. The questions are typically directly linked to COVID-related symptoms  That’s information that
Principles for a Successful Return to the Workplace
(6 days ago) Before leaving their homes to travel to work, require your employees to fill out a questionnaire, electronically, confirming that they do not meet any of the stay-home criteria. Employees should only be allowed to come to work if they pass this screening protocol.
COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Reopening Your Workplace
(9 days ago) Necessary business travel should be limited to its purpose; consider supporting/urging travel by car. Screen employees onsite before allowing them to enter the premises. Establish a screening station by the entrance/s at which a trained individual will screen employees by taking temperatures and going through questions 2–6 on the screening
COVID-19 Safety Checklist for Reopening Your Workplace
(1 days ago) o Minimize non-essential business travel and expand options to support social distancing (including, but not limited to, preferring video conferencing over in-person meetings even after employees have returned to the office). Necessary business travel should be limited to its purpose; consider supporting/urging travel …
Relief for Some Non-Resident Aliens Stranded in the U.S
(4 days ago) emergency travel disruptions, may exclude the individual’s COVID-19 Emergency Period (up to 60 calendar days of presence in the United States) for purposes of applying the substantial presence test. An “Eligible Individual” is an individual who was not a U.S. resident at the end of 2019, who is
COVID-19 Considerations In Private Company M&A …
(3 days ago) Introduction. The COVID-19 virus has ushered in unprecedented and challenging times for our country and our global community. From the deeply personal pain and suffering caused by the virus as a health pandemic to behavioral adjustments in the consumer population at large (“social distancing,” etc.) to the everyday, but very real, burdens created by business closures and shelter in …
Asset Management Agreements
(4 days ago) Reimbursements: Asset managers are expected to visit the hotel so reimbursement for travel costs is expected. The number of visits and type of travel can be identified in advance as part of the scope of services, giving owners more control over this cost than is …
Disclosure Schedule Updating for COVID-19 Effects
(4 days ago) Disclosure Schedule Updating for COVID-19 Effects. The COVID-19 virus has ushered in unprecedented and challenging times for our country and our global community. From the deeply personal pain and suffering caused by the virus as a health pandemic, to behavioral adjustments in the consumer population at large (“social distancing,” etc.), to
Managing your Workforce in Unprecedented Times
(1 days ago) Managing your Workforce in Unprecedented Times. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reached almost all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It appears that COVID-19 originated in China’s Hubei province and it presents the greatest risk to older (over 60) and immunocompromised individuals.
State of Play: Reopening Considerations for College and
(Just Now) programs rely on extensive travel for other activities, including recruiting and fundraising efforts. As noted above, many reopening guidelines limit “non-essential travel.” Even if recruiting or fundraising is considered to be “essential,” a mandatory quarantine requirement severely impacts these activities.
Webinar, “Back to Business: Returning to Work in the COVID
(1 days ago) If travel is necessary, an employer should permit and facilitate travel by automobile or other means that is safer than using potentially crowded public carriers. If nothing else, alternate means of travel could reduce days lost to sickness of all kinds. Enforcement of workplace rules. One final challenge for employers deserves attention, and
Continuing to Think Outside of the Box Goulston & Storrs
(6 days ago) The smaller footprint of the Nordstrom Local store provides accessibility to stores for customers who would typically need to travel further to a large retail store generally located in suburban malls. While they do not currently have any store locations, the online retailer, Stitch Fix, has expanded its offerings as well. After providing
NIL Opportunities and Risks – Is Your Athletic Department
(Just Now) At Jacksonville State University, Gosha handled the day-to-day operations, planned team travel, drafted athletic department apparel contracts, served as camp director for summer, coordinated events and the use of athletics facilities and coordinated the $47 million Paul Snow Stadium project before leaving his post in 2012.
A Changing Retail Streetscape: Rethinking Shopping Center
(9 days ago) Changing shopper habits and preferences are showing up in the ways shoppers travel to and from retail centers. On-demand delivery, curbside pickup, drone delivery, Uber, electric vehicles, and—perhaps in the not-too-distant future—autonomous vehicles are upending the traditional distribution model. If the traditional model looked something
Webinar, “Back to Business, Returning to the Workplace
(8 days ago) If travel is necessary, an employer should permit and facilitate travel by automobile or other means that is safer than using potentially crowded public carriers. If nothing else, alternate means of travel could reduce days lost to sickness of all kinds. Enforcement of workplace rules. One final challenge for employers deserves attention, and
How Contract Provisions and Common Law Principles Will
(6 days ago) For example, force majeure clauses might not be invokable because of the existence of COVID-19, but might become invokable because of the resulting governmental or NCAA action, such as a shutdown, closure of ports of entry, interstate travel ban or limitation, or an executive order prohibiting large gatherings, etc.
Alex Dockery Construction Attorney Goulston & Storrs
(4 days ago) Alex Dockery is an experienced construction attorney focused on litigation and arbitration of disputes arising out of construction projects and other commercial matters. She also counsels clients in connection with project procurement and contracts negotiation and drafting including design-build, design-bid-build, and public-private partnerships.
Supreme Court Affirms “Booking.com” Trademark Retail Law
(4 days ago) Booking.com sought federal registration of its marks, including “Booking.com.” The USPTO rejected the application, relying on its precedent that “.com” alone is a generic term (like “Inc.” or “Co.”), and found that “booking” is a generic term for making travel reservations.
A Unique Commitment Pro Bono Goulston & Storrs PC
(Just Now) We support global pro bono efforts by our lawyers, including overseas travel related to disaster relief, refugee assistance and the fight against poverty; We give lawyers credit for pro bono hours worked, and the level of service to our pro bono clients is indistinguishable from our work for full-paying clients.
2019 Holiday Season Retail Sales Wrap-Up Retail Law Advisor
(1 days ago) November 6 th is the Day to Book Travel As a quick practical note to readers, specifically readers that want to travel during the New Year’s holiday, it appears that November 6 th is the best day to book travel, as flight prices are particularly low that day compared to subsequent days. Conclusion
Open Letter to Our Communities Goulston & Storrs
(9 days ago) At the same time, we know from the vivid and disturbing videos of the shooting of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and the assault upon Lt. Caron Nazario in Virginia, as well as the many other instances of violence aimed at members of the Black community – both before and after the trial began – that we have a long road to travel before all
Bill Seuch Environmental Lawyer Goulston & Storrs
(7 days ago) Bill Seuch is an experienced and practical environmental lawyer with a reputation for problem solving and getting deals done. He handles a wide range of environmental issues associated with real estate transactions, corporate mergers and acquisitions, financings and urban/industrial redevelopments.
Taking a Hit: College Athletics Downsize in Response to
(3 days ago) Title IX also requires the equal treatment of female and male student-athletes in the provisions of: “(a) equipment and supplies; (b) scheduling of games and practice times; (c) travel and daily allowance/per diem; (d) access to tutoring; (e) coaching, (f) locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities; (g) medical and training facilities
Coronavirus: Impact on the Retail Industry Retail Law
(2 days ago) Meanwhile, the service industries, particularly hospitality, travel, and tourism, brace for a down year. Many conferences and festivals have been cancelled including Austin’s South by Southwest Festival, which was canceled on Friday due to concerns of the virus spreading.
The Game of Malls. What Is Dead May Never Die. Retail
(5 days ago) Malls are oftentimes built in close proximity to highways, making it faster and cheaper for deliveries to travel to and then out of Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Infrastructure. Malls already have infrastructure in place such as access roads and driveways, parking spaces, loading facilities, and utilities (e.g. water, sewer, electric, gas
M&A Trends: COVID-19 As A Material Adverse Change What’s
(7 days ago) M&A Trends: COVID-19 As A Material Adverse Change. by Daniel R. Avery. on March 26, 2020. As COVID-19 has proliferated throughout the United States, the resulting health-related government actions - in the form of school and business closures, emergency declarations, shelter in place requirements and the like - along with the behavioral
Timothy B. Bancroft
(3 days ago) Representation of eLong, Inc., a leading mobile and online travel service provider in China, as U.S. securities, general corporate and M&A counsel, and in connection with its 2016 going-private transaction. Strategic Cooperation Agreement and $450M Investment in Sogou
Would You Like Fries with that Sweater
(9 days ago) The well-known travel industry thought leader Fodor’s has blogged about its top five retail restaurant destinations, proving that a department store menu is not synonymous with stodgy. With menus that sound as if they have been designed by celebrity chefs, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Holt Renfrew and Macys are all well represented as places
Goulston & Storrs’ Corporate Group Brings “What’s Market
(2 days ago) The firm’s clients are both US and non-US based companies engaged in a wide range of businesses, including retail and consumer products, technology, Internet, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, hospitality, entertainment and travel.
Avoiding Coronavirus Discrimination Claims
(9 days ago) Reopening plans often require employers and public accommodations to reconfigure their physical spaces, including entrances, exits, paths of travel, service counters, restrooms, parking areas, elevators, and other common spaces to account for social distancing and hygiene requirements.
USPTO Announces Extension of Certain Patent and Trademark
(Just Now) According to the USPTO, “due to the COVID-19 outbreak” means “if a practitioner, applicant, registrant, or other person associated with the filing or fee was personally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, including, without limitation, through office closures, cash flow interruptions, inaccessibility of files or other materials, travel
Biography Yareni (Yari) Sanchez
(1 days ago) Overview. Yari Sanchez is a real estate lawyer who provides clients with valuable assistance in development, permitting, zoning, acquisition, disposition, financing, and related matters. She represents clients in the development of mixed-use, office, retail, institutional and multi-family residential projects across the United States.
Firm’s Depth of Knowledge in Private Company M&A Trends
(3 days ago) The firm’s clients are both US and non-US based companies engaged in a wide range of businesses, including retail and consumer products, technology, Internet, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, hospitality, entertainment and travel.
An Unintended Interruption to the Global Supply Chain
(4 days ago) Fashion companies are scrambling on multiple fronts: sales are taking a hit due to travel restrictions and store closures; and since China is the world’s largest garment producer, their supply chains are being affected. Luxury fashion brands are taking major hits as COVID-19 is having a negative effect on luxury demand in China.