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On behalf of Mirick O'Connell's attorneys and professionals, our thoughts are with our clients, vendors and friends of the firm during this unique pandemic.

We understand the coronavirus (COVID-19) is placing a burden and hardships on many businesses and families, as we also face the uncertainty of what is to come. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and will adhere to recommendations from the government, WHO, CDC, and other health organizations

Please know, Mirick O'Connell is taking active measures to protect the well-being of our clients, guests, employees, and community at-large, while also ensuring that we will continue to meet our clients' legal and business needs. Regardless of what preventative measures are implemented, Mirick O'Connell will remain fully available to you. Your calls and emails will be answered, and we remain committed to providing our clients with the same level of responsiveness and excellence to which you have become accustomed. In addition, mail and packages will be held in a secure storage bin that will then be retrieved by our team. However, we highly recommend that you send us any information electronically through a secure portal.

We are in this together. Please reach out and let us know what you are confronted with at this time. We want to make sure we learn as much as possible so that we can be sensitive to your ongoing situation and needs. This information will also assist us in serving you and others who are experiencing the same challenges.

PODCAST: Paul Medeiros of Easterseals MA discusses how the organization is supporting the community during COVID-19 | Recorded 8.3.20

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e-Alert: Federal Court in New York Strikes Down Parts of the Department of Labor's Regulations Interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Tim Braughler to moderate Boston Bar Association Webinar: Sophisticated Financial Issues in Divorce Matters and the Impact of COVID-19

Ted Bassett quoted, "How effective are liability waivers in the age of the novel coronavirus?," American Bar Association Journal, July 2, 2020

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PODCAST: Nick Anastasopoulos and Jim Croteau of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. discuss How do Businesses Protect Themselves, their Employees and Clients as Businesses Start to Reopen?

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e-Alert: COVID-19: OSHA's Updated Guidance - Face Masks in the Workplace/ United States Supreme Court Issues Historic Decision Protecting LGBT Workers from Employment Discrimination

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e-Alert: New Municipal Relief Act has Important Provisions for School District Service Contracts and Emergency Educator Licensing

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e-Alert: A Trap for the Unwary: A Furlough May Compromise Your Non-Compete Agreement

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e-Alert: Quorum at Town Meeting may be Reduced During State of Emergency

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e-Alert: New PPP Flexibility Act Extends Forgiveness Period and Maturity Date Among other Benefits

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PODCAST: Brian Casaceli is joined by Stephen Graham of CEA to discuss reopening your business or building operations while minimizing the risk of becoming a COVID-19 Hot Spot | Recorded 6.2.20

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e-Alert: Update on COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Enforcement by OSHA and the Massachusetts Attorney General

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Webinar: Reopening Massachusetts What Employers Need to Know About Phase 1: Start

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PODCAST: Lisa Neeley discusses Key Nursing Home and MassHealth Issues Amid COVID-19 | Recorded 5.18.20

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e-Alert: The Next Phase in the COVID-19 Battle for School Districts: Budget Cuts, Furloughs, Layoffs and Collective Bargaining

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PODCAST: Bob Kilroy discusses issues employers may face upon re-entry into the workplace during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Recorded 5.15.20

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E-Alert: Considerations for Employers Resuming On-Site Operations During COVID-19

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e-Alert: Treasury Department issues New Guidance on "Necessity" Certification for PPP Loan Recipients

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PODCAST: Jonathan Sigel discusses re-entry into the workplace after the COVID-19 pandemic

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David Fine quoted in Worcester Business Journal's article "Real estate industry reacting to short- and long-term consequences of pandemic"

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PODCAST: Tom Flaws discusses Personal Injury Litigation during and post- COVID-19 | Recorded 5.6.20

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PPP Return Deadline Extended to May 14th

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COVID-19 and Brewers: Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave

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e-Alert: Massachusetts Legislature Passes Remote Notarization Bill / Recommendations to Ensure Workplace Safety in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Non-Healthcare Employers

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PODCAST: Arthur Bergeron talks about alternatives to nursing homes during COVID-19 | Recorded 4.27.20

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Joe Baldiga quoted in Worcester Telegram & Gazette article, "Force to reckon with: 'Force majeure' clause can be safety valve for businesses hit by virus

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PODCAST: Ted Bassett discusses taking care of the elderly during COVID-19 | Recorded 4.25.20

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BLOG: Protecting the Elderly: Coronavirus and Nursing Homes

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PODCAST: Rich Van Nostrand discusses Diversity & Inclusion

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PODCAST: Dave Fine discusses "COVID-19: Impact on Construction" | Recorded 4.17.20

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PODCAST: Mike Refolo discusses Navigating your Business During COVID-19

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COVID-19 and Brewers: What's the Difference Between a Layoff and a Furlough?

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PODCAST: Brian Falk discusses local government during the COVID-19 emergency.

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e-Alert: Employee Benefits Tax Relief under the CARES Act

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PODCAST: Nick Anastasopoulos discusses employer-union relations during COVID-19

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e-Alert: COVID-19 Legal Updates: Employment Law | Estate Planning | Business

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PODCAST: Jim Donnelly discusses Nonprofit Volunteer Boards and COVID-19 (4.6.20)

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Webinar: New Regulations: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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PODCAST: Marc Terry discusses School Law and COVID-19 (4.3.20)

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e-Alert: Governor Baker Signs New Municipal Relief Bill

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e-Alert: Contractual Obligations during COVID-19: Is Force Majeure the Answer?

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PODCAST: Brian Casaceli discusses EFMLA and FFCRA (4.1.20)

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e-Alert: Payroll Tax Relief; SBA Loans

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Bob Kilroy quoted in Worcester Business Journal article, "Key steps for businesses to survive the coronavirus crisis"

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WEBINAR: Latest DOL Guidance regarding Families First Act

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e-Alert: Extended Closure due to COVID-19 Raises Multiple Issues for Schools

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PODCAST: Grace Roessler discusses Family Law and Divorce during COVID-19

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PODCAST: Matt Fisher discusses COVID-19 Impact on Healthcare Industry

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PODCAST: Amanda Baer talks about the Emergency Sick Leave Act (3.25.20)

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e-Alert: Tax Extension/ DOL Releases Poster of Employee Rights/Impact on Construction Industry

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e-Alert: Governor Baker Recommends Legislation to Address Challenges Caused by School Closures

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Employment Law Webinar Recording Available

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e-Alert: Department of Homeland Security Relaxes Standards for Verifying Work Authorization

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e-Alert: Congress Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act/ April 15 Reprieve

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e-Alert: Long-term Care and Estate Planning/ Coronavirus Impact on the Workplace/ Construction Industry

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BLOG: The Impact of Coronavirus on the Construction Industry

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e-Alert: Governor Files Bill to Help Delay Town Meeting Season During COVID-19 Emergency

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e-Alert: Executive Order Loosens Open Meeting Law Requirements During Coronavirus Emergency

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Mirick O'Connell Visitor Guidelines as of March 12, 2020

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BLOG: Regulatory Developments: COVID19 Disruption

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