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2021
The automatic stay, which comes into effect upon the debtor’s bankruptcy filing without the need for any court order, gives debtors a break by immediately halting all collection efforts and foreclosure actions. The automatic stay has been and continues to be one of the fundamental debtor protections provided by bankruptcy law. However, numerous questions remain...
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On January 14, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced his American Rescue Plan through which he plans to provide much-needed economic relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. His plan includes expansion of the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) as detailed below. Expansion of Covered Employers  The plan covers all employers. This...
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On December 29, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published two new Field Assistance Bulletins (“FABS”) addressing issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  FAB 2020-7 addresses electronic notice postings requirements under federal labor laws.  FAB 2020-8 in turn clarifies how telemedicine visits may qualify for FMLA leave.  These new guidelines are discussed in detail below. ...
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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick C. Thomas has been named a partner in the firm. Patrick primarily practices as a civil litigator and defense trial attorney. He assists individuals, businesses, and governmental entities in claims pertaining to commercial law, contract, insurance, real estate, and municipal law.  He earned...
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