COVID-19 Task Force expectINSIGHTS

COVID-19 Resources: Fact-Based Business & Legal Guidance  

COVID-19 has disrupted lives and caused all of us to evaluate our business practices. This is no different for the legal aspect of business. The implications are far and wide.
It is also a fluid situation, which causes uncertainty. At Spilman, our goal is to help mitigate that uncertainty by providing you with business and legal guidance grounded in a fact-based analysis.
To bring you the most up-to-date information, we have formed a multidisciplinary COVID-19 Task Force. Spilman attorneys are available seven days a week to help with any COVID-19 related legal issues. We are a part of your team, and we are committed to your success regardless of the current climate.
We will continue to monitor this situation as it relates to business and legal matters, and will be emailing updates when there is certainty as opposed to speculation on important developments.



Get Keen on the Vaccine: Considerations for Employers Considering a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine
or listen to the podcast version
December 17, 2020

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claims: A Practical Perspective
May 15, 2020

Managing Teleworking in a COVID-19 World
or listen to the podcast version
April 17, 2020

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Issues in Light of COVID-19
or listen to the podcast version
March 30, 2020

Litigation and COVID-19: How to Protect Your Business in This Time of Crisis
or listen to the podcast version
Related: The Nine Important Contractual Force Majeure Questions
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Task Force - Recent Updates

General Information

Vax or Test has Arrived
November 4, 2021

All Employers with 100 (or more) Employees Will be Required to Implement Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines or Ensure Their Employees are Tested Weekly
September 9, 2021

Protecting Yourself and Your Organization from COVID-19 Scams
March 19, 2020


Consumer Finance

COVID-19, the CARES Act and the Impact on Mortgage Forbearance
November 18, 2020


Distressed Businesses

How to Identify and React to Fraud in the COVID-19 Era
May 28, 2020

Subchapter V and the Single Asset Real Estate Debtor in a COVID-19 World
May 28, 2020


Health Care

Telehealth and HIPAA Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 7, 2020

CMS Waivers and Flexibilities
April 7, 2020

Medicare Coverage for Virtual Healthcare Services
April 7, 2020



COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage Implications
March 24, 2020


Labor, Employment & Safety

Evaluating COVID-19 as a Disability Under the ADA
March 31, 2022

SCOTUS Rules on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
January 13, 2022

Update on OSHA's Vaccination and Testing ETS - "Back on for Now"
December 20, 2021

Tips for Navigating the Accommodation Requests Associated with Pandemic-Related Stressors
November 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard on the Move
November 3, 2021

Employer Considerations in Mandating Vaccines and Other Measures
August 5, 2021

West Virginia's COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act
April 27, 2021

Tax Credits Remain in Place for Employers Who Provide COVID-19 Leave
February 2, 2021

Employers Must Be Reasonably Diligent in Tracking Employees’ Worked Hours, Even During a Global Pandemic
December 1, 2020

An Employer's Guide for Handling Vacation Issues in the Time of COVID-19
June 29, 2020

COVID-19 Return-to-Work Legal and Business Guidance: Development of a Customized "Playbook"
May 5, 2020

This Too Shall Pass: and Then What? Part 2 - Legal Considerations for Return-to-Work Decision-Making
April 29, 2020

This Too Shall Pass: and Then What? Part 1 - Logistics of Returning Employees to the Workplace
April 13, 2020

Employment Tips and Traps for a Remote Workforce
April 10, 2020

COVID-19: Best Practices in the Workplace
March 17, 2020




Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 3, Issue 3
March 7, 2022

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 3, Issue 2
February 7, 2022

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 3, Issue 1
January 10, 2022

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 17
October 25, 2021

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 16
September 20, 2021

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 15
August 23, 2021

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 14
July 26, 2021

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 13
July 12, 2021

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 12
June 14, 2021

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 11
June 1, 2021

Depositions in the COVID-19 Era
May 6, 2020


Nursing Homes

Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
August 18, 2021

Guidance Regarding Mandatory Vaccination Requirements for Employees and Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
January 21, 2021

Ensuring the Enforceability of Electronic Arbitration Agreements in Virtual Admission Packets
October 21, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing: Is Your Skilled Nursing Facility Prepared?
May 14, 2020

Time for a Check-Up: Are Your Arbitration Agreements and Admissions Procedures Up to Date for Your Skilled Nursing Facilities?
May 7, 2020

Today's Tips for Tomorrow's Litigation for Skilled Nursing Homes
April 28, 2020


Workers' Compensation

Are Vaccine-Related Injuries Compensable Under West Virginia Workers' Compensation?
November 3, 2021

West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Bulletin No. 21-01 Provides Guidance for Filing and Handling Workers' Compensation Claims for COVID-19
January 20, 2021

West Virginia Workers’ Compensation COVID-19 Quick Guide
April 24, 2020

Coronavirus and Workers’ Compensation in West Virginia
April 9, 2020


For additional information, please contact a member of our COVID-19 Task Force.

Primary Contacts:

Kevin L. Carr
Eric E. Kinder

Eric W. Iskra


Banking & Incentives

F. B. Webster Day
Bryce J. Hunter
Paul G. Papadopoulos


Stephanie U. Eaton
Julian E. Neiser


Brienne T. Marco
Ronald W. Schuler

Distressed Businesses

Sally E. Edison
Bruce M. Jacobs
Peter M. Pearl

Energy & Environmental

Susan J. Riggs
Derrick Price Williamson
David L. Yaussy

Government Relations

Michael J. Basile
Hon. Tom Corbett

Health Care

David P. Ferretti
Michael S. Garrison

Intellectual Property

William P. Smith

Labor, Employment & Safety

H. Dill Battle III
Kevin L. Carr
Carrie H. Grundmann
Mark E. Heath
Eric W. Iskra
Eric E. Kinder
Jeffrey D. Patton
Peter R. Rich

Litigation Services & Support

Andrew P. Arbogast
Niall A. Paul
Lori D. Thompson
James A. Walls



John F. Allevato
David R. Croft
Paul G. Papadopoulos