On March 27, 2020, the city of Los Angeles passed the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave ordinance (SPSLO), which was signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti on April 7, 2020.
In the federal government’s ongoing effort to facilitate participation by depository institutions in its signature Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), on April 9, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) ...
On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an interim final rule with comment period outlining new flexibilities to pre-existing Medicare and Medicaid payment policies and provider regulations in the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
Due to the economic uncertainty and disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) to provide relief for small businesses that are undergoing extreme challenges.
Although federal regulators repeatedly have assured banks that they can make Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans without fear of later reprisals, there remains the potential for liability under the federal False Claims Act.
As requirements for donning personal protective equipment (PPE) grow for essential workers, the government is working to balance PPE demand while taking unprecedented steps to obtain supply.
We hope this alert finds you, your families and your colleagues healthy and safe in these challenging times.
Residential mortgage servicers have now received critical new guidance regarding borrowers adversely impacted by COVID-19.
On April 2, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a public notice (the Notice) stating that the department will not impose penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) on business associates that use or disclose protected health ...
On March 30, 2020, CMS issued blanket waivers of the Physician Self-Referral Law, also known as the Stark Law (Social Security Act Section 1877), effective as of March 1, 2020, related to referrals and financial arrangements for COVID-19 Purposes.