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This Resource Center provides guidance and addresses questions about legal and business concerns arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A cross-disciplinary team of BakerHostetler attorneys publish useful information about the fast-changing environment and about actions businesses may, or must, lawfully take to address a number of issues to protect employees and business operations.

We are committed to providing companies with consistent, frequent and transparent communication regarding COVID-19.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our attorneys to help navigate you through this global medical crisis.

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Strategic Considerations for Participation in the USPTO's COVID-19 Deferred-Fee Provisional Application Pilot
By Fabian M. Koenigbauer
September 21, 2020
On Sept. 17, the United Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a notice implementing a deferred-fee provisional application pilot program for COVID-19-related technologies. The pilot is designed “[t]o disseminate information designed...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Texas Announces Plan to Ease Restrictions and Allow Expanded Operations of Most Businesses Statewide
By Ashlee C. Grant
September 18, 2020
Citing a continued decline in the rate of hospitalizations throughout the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a pair of executive orders on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, aimed at easing restrictions on businesses and hospitals throughout the...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Ohio Enacts House Bill 606, ‘Good Samaritan Expansion Bill,' to Limit Employer Liability for COVID-19 Exposure
By Teddy R. Webb
September 17, 2020
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed HB 606 into law on Monday, Sept. 16, 2020. Known as the “Good Samaritan Expansion Bill,” the law protects employers, both private and public, from civil action lawsuits for damages stemming from COVID-19...
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Employment Law Spotlight
DOL Issues New Guidance on Several FFCRA Issues
By Gregory V. Mersol
September 14, 2020
Introduction The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was enacted just under six months ago in the wake of closings prompted by the then new coronavirus pandemic. As most employers know, the FFCRA created leave rights for many...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Enacts COVID-19 Sick Leave for Workers
By Nancy Inesta, Joseph S. Persoff
September 11, 2020
This week, California enacted a law, Assembly Bill (AB) 1867, providing supplemental COVID-19-related sick leave to food-sector workers and any worker employed by a company with 500 or more employees nationwide. The law requires employers...
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