The past few weeks have been a busy time for those interested in the legal side of the federal government's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been just as busy at the state level, with press conferences, Executive Orders and other recommended procedures and guidelines issued to address the pandemic in West Virginia. Here are just a few of the recent highlights related specifically to the health care industry.
Additional COVID-19 Relief for Hospitals
On April 24, President Donald Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
Over the last couple of weeks, the Bowles Rice CARES Act/COVID-19 Team has fielded a lot of questions from companies trying to understand their legal duties under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and whether permanent layoffs, reductions of hours or temporary furloughs are appropriate for their business under these unique circumstances. While no one wants to let valued employees go during this time of so much uncertainty, companies must do what is necessary to ensure that their employees have work to return to once this pandemic is over.
Recognizing this necessity for so ...