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

Getting Back to Business: Reopening Right the First Time
or listen to the podcast version
May 1, 2020

More Emerging Litigation Claims and Demands from COVID-19
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April 23, 2020

Managing Teleworking in a COVID-19 World
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April 17, 2020

COVID-19 and the FFCRA and CARES Act--Update on the Loan Programs, Tax Provisions and Employee Leave Provisions of the Recent Relief Statutes
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April 15, 2020


The 2020 CARES ACT Overview of Paycheck Protection Program and Loan Forgiveness
March 31, 2020

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Issues in Light of COVID-19
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March 30, 2020

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

COVID-19 Task Force - Recent Updates

General Information

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

Banking & Incentives

COVID-19 Update: New Critical Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness
May 14, 2020

More Guidance about PPP Loans
May 6, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program FAQ 31: The $64,000 Question
April 24, 2020

Application for the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Under the CARES Act
April 1, 2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"): Summary of Small Business Loan Provisions
March 27, 2020

Loans in the Time of COVID-19
March 23, 2020

Consumer Finance

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

Three Important Ways the COVID-19 Pandemic is Changing the Delivery of Consumer Financial Services
September 9, 2020

COVID-19 WATCH LIST – Senators Warren and Brown Propose Pausing All Debt Payments
May 3, 2020

ACA International v. Healey - Will Massachusetts' Debt Collection Freeze Hold Up To Constitutional Heat?
May 3, 2020

Freddie Mac and COVID-19
May 3, 2020

Reverse Mortgage Industry Feels the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 20, 2020

Federal Student Loan Payments Suspended
April 20, 2020

Watch List - Proposed Federal Prohibition Against Debt Collection In Times of Disaster/Emergency
April 20, 2020

Watch List - Proposed Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020 Suspends Payments During Pandemic but Requires Landlords and Lenders to Meet Severe Criteria if They Seek Repayment
April 20, 2020

Ginnie Mae and COVID-19
April 20, 2020


Distressed Businesses

Top 10 Bankruptcy Truths for Creditors to Know
May 28, 2020

Revisiting Bankruptcy Filing Papers
May 28, 2020

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

Energy & Environmental

EPA Announces Temporary Enforcement Policy and the WV DEP Considers Accommodations for Regulated Entities Impacted by COVID-19
March 27, 2020

Information Regarding EPA's COVID-19 Enforcement Policy
March 27, 2020

Health Care

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

CMS Waivers and Flexibilities
April 7, 2020

Stark Blanket Waivers Issued During COVID-19 National Emergency
April 7, 2020


Medicare Coverage for Virtual Healthcare Services
April 7, 2020



COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage Implications
March 24, 2020

Intellectual Property

COVID-19 Extensions Set to Expire July 1, 2020 for Patents; Trademark Extensions Ended May 31
June 10, 2020




Labor, Employment & Safety

Congress Briefly Extends Part of the FFCRA - but Only the Tax Credits
December 21, 2020

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

Coronavirus Considerations and Hot Topics Heading into 2021
December 1, 2020

DOL Reacts to Court Decision Regarding FFCRA Rules; Revises Parts of Their Old Rule, but Reaffirms Other Parts 
September 14, 2020

All Virginia Employers Subject to New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standard
September 1, 2020

Remote Learning and FFCRA Paid Leave Questions Answered by Department of Labor
September 1, 2020

Federal Court in New York Takes Issue with Some Sections of the Rule Implementing the FFCRA: What Does It Mean for You?
August 6, 2020

Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Approve COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards
July 16, 2020

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

UPDATED OSHA Considerations for Recording COVID-19 Illnesses
June 08, 2020

Rise in Employment Law Claims: Knowing the Risks and the Long-Term Legal Implications Anticipated from the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020

EEOC Delays EEO-1 Filing Obligations Due to COVID-19
May 7, 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

Furlough vs. Layoff: How do they differ and how will employees be affected?
April 9, 2020

APRIL 2 UPDATED NEW Q&As: Big Questions, and Even Bigger Answers, About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
April 2, 2020

Emergency Federal Leave is Now Reality. What Does It is Mean for Your Business?
March 18, 2020

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


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

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

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights - Issue 36, 2020

December 21, 2020

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Inisghts - Issue 35, 2020
December 14, 2020

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights - Issue 34, 2020
December 7, 2020

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights - Issue 33, 2020
November 23, 2020

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights - Issue 32
November 16, 2020

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Inisghts - Issue 31
November 9, 2020

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights - Issue 30, 2020
November 2, 2020

Depositions in the COVID-19 Era
May 6, 2020

Medical Devices

The “Preventing Essential Medical Device Shortages Act of 2020”: COVID-19 Side Effect that Could Permanently Harm Medical Device Manufacturers
April 27, 2020

Nursing Homes

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

COVID-19: Impacts and New Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities
April 22, 2020


IRS Issues News Releases and Establishes a Special Section Focused on Steps to Help Taxpayers, Businesses and Others Affected by the Coronavirus
March 23, 2020


Workers' Compensation

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

Joseph V. Schaeffer

Banking & Incentives

Elizabeth A. Benedetto
F. B. Webster Day
Bryce J. Hunter
Paul G. Papadopoulos


Stephanie U. Eaton
Julian E. Neiser


Brienne T. Marco
Ronald W. Schuler

Distressed Businesses

Rayford K. (Trip) Adams III
Sally E. Edison
Bruce M. Jacobs
Travis A. Knobbe
Peter M. Pearl

Energy & Environmental

Susan J. Riggs
Derrick Price Williamson
David L. Yaussy

Government Relations

Michael J. Basile
Hon. Tom Corbett
Annmarie Kaiser
Jason C. Pizatella

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
Neva G. Lusk
Niall A. Paul
Joseph V. Schaeffer
Lori D. Thompson
James A. Walls



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