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Employment & Labor
Where did the 8 hour, 5 day work week come from? Ford Motor Company in 1914, but it was a long time coming. Before that, factories were open around-the-clock with…Continue Reading COVID-19: A Turning Point For the Standard 9-5 Work Week?
Immunity under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (“PREP”) Act is a moving target for government contractors and other companies manufacturing or distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the COVID-19…Continue Reading Not So Fast – FDA Retracts Authorization for Some Respirators Made in China
Corporate & Commercial
Since the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, a relatively modest number of COVID-19 related securities suits have been filed. However in the past two days, two additional coronavirus-related securities suits…Continue Reading Two Additional Coronavirus Outbreak-Related Securities Suits Filed
New Illinois workers’ compensation law means almost every “essential business” now faces liability to its employees. Some possible protection for emplacing COVID-19 cleaning, safety and health restrictions – Illinois’s breweries, wineries, distilleries, bars, distributors, dispensaries, and restaurants included.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently came out in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bankruptcy reform plan, which is somewhat embarrassing because she is basically proposing to nullify the Bankruptcy…Continue Reading Unpacking Elizabeth Warren’s Bankruptcy Reform