September 2021

A Prospective on Future Force Majeure Court Decisions: Past Will (Mostly) be Prologue

A few months ago deep into the pandemic, many landlords were understandably concerned (with good reasons) that a few outlier court decisions on force majeure might totally upend some of their leases that they assumed were on solid grounds. The Newbury, LLC…

May 2021

COBRA Premium Subsidy Notices under American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

As discussed in our previous post, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Plan”) imposed various requirements on employers. Among these requirements are COBRA subsidies for employees and their covered family members who have lost their group health…

April 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to Know

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, many employers would like to make vaccination mandatory for all employees, both to minimize contact tracing and employee privacy issues now burdening human resource departments– and, more importantly…

March 2021

Are VC-Backed Female Founder Companies Disproportionately Impacted by the Pandemic? (Yes!)

Companies with all female founders have often faced an uphill battle vying for venture capital. While this imbalance seemed to be improving before the pandemic, companies with all male and mixed gender founder teams continued to outpace female founder comp…

What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Plan”). The historic $1.9 trillion bill contains several provisions of note for employers.The Plan extends the availability of tax credits under the Families …

January 2021

SBA Issues New Guidance on First and Second Draw PPP Loans

On January 8, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued two Interim Final Rules containing guidance related to the Economic Aid Act signed into law at the end of last year, which provided funds for new first draw Paycheck Protection Progra…