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FFCRA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act

What is The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“E-PSLA”) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, contains a number of provisions, with four in particular that have an immediate impact on employers and employees. In...

Force Majeure and COVID-19

WHAT IF YOUR ABILITY TO PERFORM CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS IS MADE IMPOSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS?   The phrase “force majeure” refers to unexpected external circumstances which prevent a party to a contract from meeting its obligations to...

Trademark Deadline Update

The USPTO has announced an extension of certain trademark-related timing deadlines under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. Certain filings (such as responses to Office Actions, statements of use, extensions of time to file statements of...

Attorney Lori N. Hagan Joins ShuffieldLowman

DELAND, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Lori N. Hagan has joined the firm’s DeLand office.      Hagan formerly served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for more than 20 years representing the State of Florida in both state and federal...