COVID-19: Law Firm Updates – April 2

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The rapidly changing coronavirus outbreak continues to impact not just the legal industry but the entire world. For those in the legal industry, we would like to provide you with updates from firms across the nation.

Arent Fox: The mechanism of attack by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on human cells is thought to involve a specific region, known as the receptor-binding domain (RMD), located on its now-infamous glycoprotein spikes; the RMD binds to a host receptor protein (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 or ACE2) located on the surface of certain cells, most notably the epithelial cells of the lung. The novel coronavirus is reported to bind to ACE2 with approximately 10- to 20-fold higher affinity than the original SARS virus, which may help explain why it is more contagious. READ MORE

Harris Beach: New York State is expanding its Paid Family Leave program (“PFL”) to cover situations where an employee’s family member is diagnosed with COVID-19. The expansion was announced early Tuesday morning by the N.Y. Workers’ Compensation Board, (the “Board”), the state agency charged with regulatory oversight of the state’s PFL program. READ MORE

Morgan Lewis: The US Environmental Protection Agency announced a temporary policy regarding its enforcement of certain environmental legal obligations in an effort to protect workers and the public from exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

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Please stay safe and let us know how we can assist you.

 

via PinHawk NewzDigest