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California Employee Rights During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Post On Jun. 16, 2020

Coronavirus’s spread throughout the United States has drastically changed the relationship between employers and their employees. However, there are numerous laws and statutes that protect California employees’ rights, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. CARES Act and PUA Program First and fore...

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How does COVID-19 restrictions affect my visitation case?
Post On Jun. 16, 2020

For both custodial and non custodial cases; the COVID-19 protocols can make an otherwise clear visitation schedule, very confusing....

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Estate Planning in the State of COVID-19
Post On Jun. 15, 2020

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that life can change in an instant. As the country strives to re-open and create a new normal, there are many lessons to be taken away. One of these lessons is the importance of ensuring your estate planning documents are in place when you are young and heal...

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Family First Coronavirus Response Act
Post On Jun. 02, 2020

Information for employers and employees, in relation to the recently-enacted Family First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA") Basic Considerations The FFCRA requires that covered employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Covered emp...

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Can I File a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case for coronavirus/ COVID-19?
Post On May 29, 2020

Maryland law may provide workers’ compensation benefits for those that contract a disease because of their employment. MD occupational disease standards Maryland workers’ compensation law provides compensation for individuals who contract what is known as an occupational disease through their employ...

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Five Things To Know About The CARES Act In Order to Protect Your Home During The Covid-19 Crisis
Post On May 27, 2020

The CARES Act provides some relief for homeowners. Here are the top 5 things you must know about the CARES Act as it relates to your mortgage. The CARES Act only applies to federally backed mortgages A federally backed mortgage is a mortgage that is guaranteed by FHA, VA, or the USDA, or that has be...

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Is it possible to renegotiate with commercial landlords as a result of business losses due to COVID?
Asked on May 22, 2020 ,  3 Answers

We own two small retail stores. COVID has cut our sales by 50%, but we are paying 100% of the rent so the landlords are not sharing in losses (at least not for our space). These are not losses due to business decisions that normally would be the ownership of the tenant, these are beyond our control,...

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Post On May 22, 2020

You know that the COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic has caused many small and medium sized business throughout the State of California to lose money. However, what you may not know is that some insurance policies cover these losses. HAS YOUR CALIFORNIA BUSINESS LOST MONEY AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC? ...

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Charting the Course for H-1Bs and Other Visas Through COVID-19
Post On May 22, 2020

U.S. Immigration laws and regulations have always required immigration attorneys to have a certain level of creativity to problem solve. Keeping current on regulation changes, combined with creativity, helped me navigate the paths to my clients’ goals even when they took unexpected turns. Navigating...

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Can I file for unemployment in my current status?
Asked on May 19, 2020 ,  1 Answers

Can I file for unemployment (due to COIVID 19) in my current status? I have somewhat of a unique scenario that I'll try and keep simple and I really appreciate any help and feedback regarding my situation. I was on an E2 Dependent visa since 2015. My divorce came through 01/21/20 and my visa expired...

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As a live-in caregiver in an apartment(Section-8), can I be evicted if I’m finding a hard time getting another place to live?
Asked on May 18, 2020 ,  1 Answers

I took care of an elderly woman for 12 years. I was young and thought I was in the lease but I wasn’t. Sadly she passed away. We’re dealing with the covid-19 right now and it’s hard to find someplace else to live. The leasing office told me at first that I was allowed to stay but then I could move t...

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Can I file for unemploymement of I lose one of my part-time jobs due to COVID, I also have a part-time H1b filed for both.
Asked on May 18, 2020 ,  2 Answers

I have two part-time H1bs, one of which I am still working for 19.25 hours per week, as per usual pre-COVID, but my other employer has no hours for me since the clinics are shut ( I am a Physical Therapist) Can I file for unemployment and get the benefits....

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In PA when do I check off no exceptions on my petition for grant of letters?
Asked on May 18, 2020 ,  6 Answers

Parent died with a will naming myself as executor and I'm trying to get short certificate and probate the will. The county offices are not responding due to COVID-19 shut down so I need to fill out Petition for Grant of Letters with little guidance. Since all assets were liquidated prior to death an...

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How long can stay out of USA on green card under covid19 conditions?
Asked on May 18, 2020 ,  1 Answers

Me (Russian citizen) and my wife Russian citizen) got green card in June 2018, since then we never left USA. My two kids are USA citizens ,3 year old and 1 year old. The whole family left USA on February 3 2020 to Russia for 2 months and now we facing the fear of travelling via airplane back to USA ...

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Michigan Custody and Parenting Time During COVID-19
Post On May 18, 2020

A guide to parenting time in Michigan during COVID-19. Michigan Stay Home Order On March 23, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 which was a “Stay Home-Stay Safe” order requiring Michigan residents to shelter in place and restrict trav...

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Divorced or Unmarried Parents and COVID-19 Federal Economic Impact Payments
Post On May 18, 2020

A summary of how stimulus payments are issued to divorced or unmarried parents. the CARES Act On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was enacted to financially assist American families and business affected by COVID-19. The most widespread relief will come in the form of economic impact payments, and thos...

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Can your job put you out on workman’s comp due to a COVID exposure and then put you on FMLA with even telling you or you being?
Asked on May 17, 2020 ,  4 Answers

Paramedic with a covid exposure on 4/5 was told 4/18 and sent home on quarantine. Had COVID test done 4/20 and was negative. 4/21 began running a fever with shortness of breath worsening and cough. 4/22 woke up with a very swollen ankle, unable to bear weight. Per physician on duty possible arterial...

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Mask Laws: From Illegal to Wear to Illegal NOT to Wear
Post On May 08, 2020

As recently as late March, public health authorities were saying people didn't need to wear face masks. They were important for medical personnel and health workers, of course, but unnecessary for others. Then, on April 3, the Centers for Disease Control said that people should start using "cloth fa...

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File chapter 7
Asked in CA May 07, 2020 ,  1 Answers

Due to Covid-19, I lost my job. I owe somewhere $45,000 in credit debt and I cannot keep up the credit card payment each month. I am married and look into file a chapter 7, If I file a chapter 7, Can I file individual chapter 7 without my spouse?...

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Challenges of Coronavirus for Divorced and Blended Families
Post On May 07, 2020

Carlos Lastra, co-chair of our Family Law practice, says the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on divorced and blended families. Here is a Q&A on the challenges of COVID-19 on divorced and blended families and what couples can do to co-exist. He recently appeared on Great Day Washington discussing this ...

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