05/22/2020

Maren Strandevold Talks to Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce About Working Remotely During COVID-19

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The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce interviewed Haynes and Boone, LLP Associate Maren Strandevold about how everyday work-life has changed due to COVID-19 and how to maintain good routines when ...

05/21/2020

COVID-19 and OSHA: Why Employers May See More Inspection Activity and More Injuries and Illnesses Being Recorded as Work-Related

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On May 19, 2020, OSHA issued two revised enforcement policies with respect to in-person workplace inspections, and an employer’s obligation to record occupational injuries and illnesses, specifically ...

05/21/2020

Jeff Wolfson in Law360: Four Things to Know About Plan to Speed COVID-19 Patent Apps

Article

Partner Jeff Wolfson talked with Law360 about considerations for a new, cost-free U.S. Patent and Trademark Office program that will prioritize the examination of COVID-19-related patent appl...

05/21/2020

Mini Kapoor in Bloomberg Law: Disinfecting May Thwart Virus but Raise Chemical Risks at Work

Article

Haynes and Boone Associate Mini Kapoor talked with Bloomberg Law about why employers need to create or revise training programs and guides to take into account the use of harsher cleaning che...

05/20/2020

State Attorneys General Are Focusing on Price Gouging Laws and You Should Too

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State Attorneys General across the nation are warning consumers about price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic and offering easy online tools to report violations.

05/19/2020

Gil Porter in Reorg News: Force Majeure Provides Questionable Relief for LNG Buyers as Covid-19 Pandemic

Article

Reorg News quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Gil Porter in an article about how buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are finding it difficult to prove that their inability to meet contrac...

05/19/2020

SBA Issues New Guidance via Interim Final Rule on Foreign Affiliates; Releases Loan Forgiveness Application

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On May 15 and May 18, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) provided additional guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) throug...

05/18/2020

Matthew Deffebach in HR Magazine: House Passes $3 Trillion HEROES Act to Provide More Coronavirus Relief

Article

Matthew Deffebach talked with HR Magazine about labor and employment implications of the latest government relief package for COVID-19.

05/18/2020

Three Tips for Healthcare Providers in Recovering Business Interruption Loss from the Public Health Crisis

Alert

Much of the media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two months has focused on the loss of business sustained by restaurants, hotels and retail.

05/18/2020

Shut-In and Cessation of Production: Current Considerations for Oil & Gas Producers

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With the recent significant decline in commodity prices, and physical transportation and storage curtailments, due in large part to reduced demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic, producers are evalu...

05/18/2020

Laura O’Donnell in Bloomberg Law: Virus Liability Shields May Hinge on New Agency Guidance

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Partner Laura O’Donnell talked with Bloomberg Law about the push for clear, enforceable agency guidelines for businesses in conjunction with legislative safeguards to protect employers agains...

05/18/2020

Mexico: Amendment to the Federal Strategy for Reopening of Activities

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The order described below is a follow-up to the order establishing the strategy for the reopening and return to social, educational, and economic activities, including additional industries to those c...

05/15/2020

Jesse Gelsomini in the Houston Chronicle: How to Manage Flexible Spending Accounts During Coronavirus

Article

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jesse Gelsomini commented in a Houston Chronicle article about how flexible spending plans have become a big liability for workers who set aside thousands of dol...

05/15/2020

The IP Beacon, April 2020

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05/15/2020

Mexico: CENACE Publishes an Order to Suspend Pre-Commissioning Tests of Wind and Solar Power Plants

Alert

Within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Center for Energy Control (“CENACE”) notified users of the Market Information System of its “...

05/14/2020

Mexico: Federal Strategy for Reopening of Activities

Alert

The order described below is a follow-up to the order published on April 21, 2020 (the “Order”), that extended the immediate suspension of all non-esse...

05/14/2020

Mark Johnson, James Brown in DryDock Magazine: Sound Legal Advice for Ship Repair Yards Trying to Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Publication

Partners Mark Johnson and James Brown provided an update to their original DryDock Magazine article on matters relating to force majeure in English law repair/refit contracts and issues shipy...

05/14/2020

COVID-19 Quick Reference Regulatory Guide for Healthcare Providers

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As healthcare providers respond to increased demands on supplies and resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators have issued certain flexibilities and guidance in responding to the public healt...

05/14/2020

CARES Act and Multifamily Housing

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On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The CARES Act, among other things, aims to provide relief to tenants and borrowers who parti...

05/13/2020

SBA Issues New Guidance on Certification of Necessity Safe Harbor

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On May 13, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an update to the Frequently Asked Questions document (“FAQs”) relating to its Payc...

05/13/2020

Jason Habinsky in Business Insurance: Bringing Select Workers Back Carries Litigation Risks: Experts

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Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jason Habinsky talked with Business Insurance about why employers that are inviting select employees to return to work after COVID-19 shutdowns must tread carefu...

05/12/2020

M.C. Sungaila Named to ReStore Costa Mesa Recovery Team

Press Release

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner M.C. Sungaila has been appointed to the reStore Costa Mesa Recovery Team by Mayor Katrina Foley. The goal of the committee is to help jump start the local economy once CO...

05/11/2020

Kraig Grahmann, Ellen Conley, Camie Carlock in Practical Law: Dealing With COVID-19 and Oil Price Decline: Remedies Available to Secured Energy Lenders That do not Require Direct Ownership of Oil, Gas Properties

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Partner Kraig Grahmann and Associates Ellen Conley and Camie Carlock authored a Practical Law article about remedies for a secured lender in a lending transaction with an upstream oil and gas...

05/11/2020

Matt Ferris in FreightWaves Podcast: Change in Bankruptcy Laws Provides Greater Access to Chapter 11 Reorganization

Article

Partner Matt Ferris participated in a FreightWaves podcast to discuss a changed provision in federal bankruptcy law that could keep smaller companies alive rather than forcing them to liquidate.

05/09/2020

Checklist Part II: OSHA and Safety Issues Regarding COVID-19 When Returning to Work

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As more employers re-open or are in the process of re-opening for business, they are following the current guidance for preventing the spread of coronavirus infection in the workplace by, among others...

05/09/2020

The Best Offense is a Good Defense - Considering a Rights Plan in Light of COVID-19

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Boards of directors of public companies have a lot on their minds today as they navigate the unprecedented circumstances resulting from the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic—from precipitous dro...

05/09/2020

The Impact of COVID-19 on Media and Entertainment Industry Transactions

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As recently reported in the Los Angeles Times, the media and entertainment industry has been significantly impacted by the new normal presented as a result of COVID-19.

05/09/2020

Is There a Law in China Similar to the US Defense Production Act?

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Although there is no law or regulation in the People’s Republic of China that explicitly parallels the US Defense Production Act of 1950 (“DPA”), as an economy with many rema...

05/08/2020

Susan Wetzel in Dallas Business Journal: ‘In Her Own Words:’ Living in the Age of Coronavirus

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Susan Wetzel, partner and chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group, was featured in the Dallas Business Journal recounting her days living and working from home ...

05/08/2020

Liza Mark, Edward Lebow, Jierong Yang in Law360: A Look at China's Version of the US Defense Production Act

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Partner Liza Mark, Counsel Edward Lebow and Associate Jierong Yang authored an article in Law360 looking at China’s version of the U.S. Defense Production Act during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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