Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Rhode Island’s Business Recovery Plan Can Help Small Businesses and Non-Profits Sustain the Pandemic

The Rhode Island Superior Court’s recently implemented COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan allows businesses to seek judicial assistance to restructure their obligations and operations relative to the pandemic. If COVID-19 has impacted your organization and you need: A court-approved plan that…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Federal and New York State Education Update

Written by Paul T. O’Neill, this March 23, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) education update provides a current status of all U.S. federal and New York state guidance for school districts, charter schools and private schools. FEDERAL Supplemental Fact Sheet on Special Education…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Message to our Clients and Friends

Based upon the most current information from public health experts concerning the response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, and in keeping with recommendations and/or requirements issued by federal, state and local authorities, Barton Gilman is committed to doing everything possible…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): DOs and DON’Ts for Massachusetts Employers

The following Coronavirus (COVID-19) considerations for Massachusetts employers reflects the state and federal government’s guidance as of Monday morning, March 16, 2020. DO Apply preventive and response measures uniformly to all employees. Consider flexible work arrangements, including work-from-home or other…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): DOs and DON’Ts for Rhode Island Employers

The following Coronavirus (COVID-19) considerations for Rhode Island employers reflects the state and federal government’s guidance as of Monday morning, March 16, 2020. DO Apply preventive and response measures uniformly to all employees. Consider flexible work arrangements, including work-from-home or…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Education Law Dos and Don’ts for Schools

Managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and maintaining compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). DO Notify your local health department immediately upon learning that a member of your school community may…