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Bassford Remele's Business Continuity Plan for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19):

04.21.20 - Michael Klutho to Present on Preparing for a New Wave of Pandemic-Related Litigation - Never underestimate the ingenuity of consumers (and their attorneys!) to conjure novel claims against debt collectors. What opportunities will the pandemic give consumers to assert new claims against collectors? Join Michael Klutho and other national top FDCPA defense attorneys to learn about new claims on the horizon and what debt collectors can do now to avoid or ultimately defeat new claims.

04.14.20 - Michael Klutho to Present on Debt Collection In the Time of Coronavirus - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the United States, a number of states have begun enacting laws and regulations aimed at providing economic relief to individuals. Many of those actions involve prohibitions and restrictions on certain types of debt collection. Join Michael Klutho and other leading compliance professionals from across the country who will walk through many of the changes that states have enacted to provide a clearer picture of what is, and what is not allowed.

03.27.20 - Guidance on the Department of Labor Interpretations Regarding the Family and Medical Leave and Sick Leave Act Related to COVID-19: On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released an initial set of questions and answers regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"), to allow employers to better understand and interpret the provisions of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and extended family and medical leave under the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. Attached is a summary of the relevant portions of the Q&As to assist employers with their impending implementation of the FFCRA.

03.19.20 - Information on Legislation Related to COVID-19: Family and Medical Leave and Sick Leave: On Monday, March 16, 2020, Bassford Remele provided a summary of the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act," which was passed by the United States House of Representatives over the weekend. An amended version of the Act (referred to as "Phase Two") was signed into law by the President last night. Attached is a summary of the changes and final version of the Act. The Act requires employers to post notice of these new laws in the same area where the employer posts required notice of other HR-related laws.

03.17.20 - Answering the Common Legal Questions Surrounding the Coronavirus: Individuals and businesses are taking drastic steps to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Companies are requiring employees work from home, many events have been or will be cancelled, and people are cancelling flights and other forms of travel. As companies prepare to deal with the virus, they are facing unique legal issues that they otherwise have never encountered. Law firms are getting bombarded with questions about these unique issues. This article is intended to briefly summarize some of the key issues businesses face, but there are many other unique legal issues posed by the Coronavirus that will require careful consideration and legal analysis.