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COVID-19: Important Updates to Navigate the Business Impact
Dear Friends of BFV,
With the incredible speed that this situation is evolving, we feel it is important to share with you important information for you and your business. In particular, we've prepared an FAQ to address important COVID-19 legal developments and resources as well as the latest updates on Georgia unemployment requirements and changes, the basic differences between furloughs, layoffs and reductions-in-force and an explanation of the paid sick leave Act.

We also take this opportunity to share a few sentiments of our own. The health and safety of the BFV community and our community-at-large is first and foremost. We also know that you are faced with operational and personal uncertainties at this time. Please know that we are here to help navigate these uncharted times, if you should need us.

Our collective ability to work, service clients and practice law remains strong. Today, our operations are paperless and our connectivity is remote, allowing us to be as nimble and responsive as ever. We built our operations this way some time ago, for the long-term. What does this mean? We stand ready to help.

We will continue to share what we know and learn through our blogs and newsletters. Please take a moment to visit our blogs or subscribe here .

These are extraordinary times. We remain here for you and wish you continued health and safety.
What Employers Need to Know About COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented. It has created complex challenges to employers who must comply with numerous employment laws and regulations. This document addresses frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus and provides guidance from federal agencies, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Important Employer Alert: COVID-19 & GA Unemployment

JUST ISSUED: This timely Alert includes important information for filing for unemployment; mandatory filing by employers for partial claims; and reemployment.

Coronavirus Strategies: Furloughs, Lay-Offs and Reduction in Force Explained

The impact of COVID-19 is forcing employers to make rapid and difficult staffing decisions. While furloughs, layoffs and workforce reductions have separate meanings and purpose, many people lump them together. This can lead to confusion among company decision makers and the employees who are being impacted. Click below to learn the basic differences between furloughs, layoffs, and reductions-in-force.

COVID-19: Paid Sick Leave Act Explained

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the  Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, H.R. 6201  (the “Act”). This update explains key aspects of the Act that provide for paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and paid sick leave.

About Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Berman Fink Van Horn is a full-service law firm that provides legal services to a diverse group of clients in the areas of business and real estate litigation; non-compete and trade secrets;  mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance; labor and employment; banking & creditors' rights; commercial real estate; and general legal services for mid-market companies, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial/start-up endeavors. Our attorneys take great pride in delivering a results-driven, high quality experience based on knowledge, expertise and a personal touch unique to Berman Fink Van Horn.

More information is available at bfvlaw.com or follow us on Twitter @bfvlaw.