A Message from PLDO Regarding COVID-19

Please be assured that the lawyers and staff at PLDO are committed to providing uninterrupted quality legal service during this challenging time. We are in this together and we will all be better and stronger when it is behind us…and it will be.

Since the start of the pandemic, our firm mobilized to work remotely in order to keep everyone safe from the virus and our priority is to continue providing responsive and seamless services despite the change. All of our offices are fully equipped with advanced technology to support remote meetings and consultations and we remain committed to providing you with the support you need.

Please do not hesitate to contact your PLDO attorney directly in our Rhode Island, Massachusetts or Florida offices or call our toll free number at 866-353-3310 to discuss your legal matter or schedule a remote consultation.   

The attorneys and staff at PLDO are committed to doing our part in containing and mitigating exposure to the coronavirus for our staff, their families, our clients and community during these truly unprecedented times. We will keep you informed when conditions change and as information becomes available.

Gary R. Pannone
Managing Principal

Resources and Information

March 3, 2022: Treasury Final Rule Provides More Flexibility To Local Governments In The Use Of American Rescue Plan Funds 

October 14, 2021: Vaccine Mandates: Answers to Employer Questions Webcast. For access, please enter the password, Vaccine21!

September 20, 2021: Employment Advisory: Possible 30-Day Delay in Rhode Island Department of Healthcare Vaccination Requirements Emerges

“Vaccine Mandates: Answers To Employer Questions” webcast, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with PLDO and USI Insurance Services panelists. For more information and to register, click https://bit.ly/3m05CtY.

September 15, 2021: OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – What You Need To Know

September 9, 2021: Rise of Remote Workforce May Complicate State Taxes for Employers

September 9, 2021: The Missing Religious Exemption

June 16, 2021: Best Practices for Using Your Local COVID-19 Fiscal Recovery Funds (Webinar Recording)

PLDO FREE WEBINAR: One Shot Or Two? How Employers Should Navigate Vaccination Issues in the Workplace.  Register to attend the live webcast, scheduled for June 23 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

April 1, 2021: The Use Of American Rescue Plan Funds Requires Wise Choices By Local Government

March 16, 2021: Establishing Rules Of Decorum In A Virtual Public Meeting World

March 25, 2021: The Ripple Effects Of The Pandemic: What You Need To Know About Down-Rounds

March 9, 2021: “Frustration of Purpose” Discharges Commercial Tenant’s Rent Obligation

January 7, 2021: Importance of Corporate Governance During the Pandemic

January 7, 2021: A “Natural Disaster” – The Pandemic’s Impact on Contracts

January 7, 2021: COVID-19 Paid Leave Is Now “Optional” – Employers Should Proceed with Caution

December 8, 2020Cybersecurity In A COVID-19 World

September 16, 2020: DOL Limits COVID-19 FMLA “Health Care Provider” Exemption

August 31, 2020: Managing Impacts of the Coronavirus in the Construction Industry

August 20, 2020: In Real Estate, Proceed with Caution and a Surefire Contract

July 10, 2020: Data Privacy Rights for the Greater Good (Webinar Recording)

July 1, 2020: Courts Start To Weigh In On Covid-19 Lawsuits

Webinar Registration – DATA PRIVACY RIGHTS FOR THE GREATER GOOD – July 8, 2020

May 18, 2020: How will virus tracking apps affect privacy? (Media Commentary)

May 18, 2020: Reopening The Economy: What You Need to Know for Your Business  (Webinar Recording)

May 18, 2020:  How will virus tracking apps affect privacy?  (Media Commentary)

May 15, 2020: COVID-19 Lawsuits: Five Practical Tips To Consider

May 13, 2020: DOL Provides Additional Guidance on Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave for Business Reopening

May 11, 2020: What You Need to Know to Reopen Your Business Risk-Free Webinar

April 23, 2020: Pandemic Has T&E, Elder Bars Hopping (Media Interview)

April 16, 2020: Mandatory Vaccines for Coronavirus? Likely Legal Under 115-Year Old U.S. Supreme Court Case (Business MATTERS – April Edition)

April 15, 2020: Navigating Mortgage Relief Options Under The CARES Act

April 13, 2020: Practical Guidance For Employers Dealing With Employees Seeking COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

April 10, 2020: COVID-19 Unemployment Guidance for Nonprofits

April 9, 2020: COVID-19 Unemployment Guidance For All Employers

April 8, 2020: DOL Issues Regulations on Emergency FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 6, 2020: Remote Notarization Has Arrived In Rhode Island During COVID-19 Crisis

April 6, 2020: Enhanced Bankruptcy Options For Small Businesses Under The CARES Act

April 2, 2020: The CARES Act and the Challenging Rules for Affiliated Employers

March 30, 2020: DOL Exempts Wide Category of Workers From COVID-19 Paid Leave Mandate

March 27, 2020: CARES Act Signed Into Law Providing Significant Relief to Businesses

March 27, 2020: What Businesses Need To Know About The CARES Act, SBA Lending and Loan Forgiveness

March 26, 2020: Pandemic prompts urgent review of overlooked contractual clause (Media Interview)

March 26, 2020: DOL Releases Poster and Guidance on COVID-19 Families First Act Requirement for “Employee Rights” Posting

March 25, 2020: DOL Issues Important Guidance Regarding Paid Leave

March 23, 2020: COVID-19 Paid Leave: DOL and IRS Promise Prompt Reimbursement to Employers
March 22, 2020: How Will The Coronavirus Impact Your Contracts

March 20, 2020: Federal Coronavirus Paid Leave Mandate Enacted

Feb 28, 2020: Coronavirus and social media: Be careful what you click  (Media Interview)

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief
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