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Apr

10

Remote Signing of Wills: Executing Your Will During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Brittney R. Mulvaney

On April 9, 2020, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order No. 26 regarding remote witnessing and notarization of estate planning documents. The Executive Order sets out requirements for proper remote witnessing and notarization of legal documents, which will allow individuals to continue social distancing and/or sheltering in place during the pandemic. A couple of these […]

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Apr

8

The Importance of Advance Care Directives During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Brittney R. Mulvaney

Every year millions of Americans become incapacitated due to an illness, injury, or as a part of the aging process. If you or a loved one is ever incapacitated, who will make medical treatment decisions? Who has the authority to decide what care you will receive? An advance care directive is a document that expresses […]

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Mar

30

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

The CARES Act signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, gives important relief to small businesses effective by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our attorneys have read the Act and are available to guide you through the relevant relief options available for your business. Some of the most important and immediate relief available are […]

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Mar

27

The CARES Act and Its Impact on Healthcare Providers by Gloria D. Crawford

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The purpose of the CARES Act is to offer financial relief to businesses and families being impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The CARES Act focuses on solving the numerous problems caused by the virus such as unemployment benefits, offering stimulus payments to qualifying individuals, […]

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Mar

26

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update and Notice by Gaylord Gardner

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently provided a question and answer page regarding the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act which goes into effect on April 1, 2020 which provides employees of businesses under 500 employees with new paid sick leave for COVID-19 related leave through December 31, 2020.  The question and answer page […]

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Mar

26

Operating an Essential Business During a Stay at Home Order by Gaylord Gardner

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, many states, counties, and cities are declaring a state of emergency and issuing a “Stay at Home Order” for non-essential businesses and only permitting essential businesses and the businesses that support essential businesses to operate.  Furthermore, employees of an essential business are allowed to travel to the extent that the […]

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Mar

25

HIPAA Telehealth Requirements are Relaxed for COVID-19 by Gloria D. Crawford

As the number of COVID-19 cases are ramping up throughout the country, healthcare providers are experiencing a massive influx of patients.  In response, state and federal governments have had to get creative with methods to treat persons infected with COVID-19 without simultaneously infecting those without the virus. Some methods include: drive-thru testing facilities, building makeshift […]

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Mar

25

Annual Report Reminder – April 1

In Tennessee, Annual Reports are due on the 1st day of the fourth month following the company’s fiscal year end.  For most businesses with fiscal years that operate on a calendar year, the Annual Report is due on April 1.  With the impact due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, many federal and state deadlines have been […]

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Mar

23

Assessing Whether You Need an Attorney During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Gloria D. Crawford

We are in a healthcare crisis that is having very real impacts on our personal lives and the economy.  Americans are forced to adjust to a new normal as legislators take drastic measures in an attempt to slow the transmission of COVID-19 without crashing the economy. All of these changes can breed fear and uncertainty. The role […]

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Mar

22

Opportunism in the COVID-19 Age by Jeromye V. Sartain

Clearly we are living in a strange time – the word “unprecedented” has been used to the point of overuse, but it really does fit. Long after the coronavirus has had its way and wreaked havoc on people’s health and health care systems the world over, we will still be reeling from the global economic […]

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Mar

21

Debt Relief Options Are Not Shutdown by Rachel E. Lamey

The stress of financial uncertainty weighs heavily during disaster, such as our recent tornadoes and the current COVID-19 pandemic. Bankruptcy may be an option to relieve that stress if you or your family are facing lay offs, property damage, or illness. Here are some answers to questions you may be asking during this time: Q: […]

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Mar

21

Avoiding ADA Violations While Dealing With COVID-19 by Gaylord Gardner

Many employers are taking steps to protect all their employees and business from the COVID-19 coronavirus.  However, employers must be careful to avoid violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and must be careful regarding what they ask their employees.   Fortunately, the EEOC recently provided guidance regarding what questions an employer can ask an employee and […]

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