COVID-19 Legal Update

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, entire governments, economies, and businesses are facing unprecedented challenges. Eckert Seamans has compiled this resource center to help you understand, prepare, and respond to the economic adversities the crisis poses.

Please continue to visit, as this situation is rapidly evolving, and COVID-19 Legal Updates are posted regularly to provide timely legal and business advice.


Eckert Seamans has prepared numerous resources about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to help clients meet the legal and business challenges the coronavirus pandemic continues to inflict on markets and industries in the United States and around the world.

CARES Act Update – Relief for U.S. Economy and Impact on Aviation Industry

Labor, Employment, & Employee Benefits Law

The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented in scale, scope, and impact, as are the effects on the workplace. Eckert Seamans’ Labor and Employment and Employee Benefits teams offer guidance on legal requirements, practical and operational considerations, and emerging government regulations, including examinations of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The New Abnormal: Bringing Employees Back to Work and What to Consider

The Coronavirus and the Pennsylvania Public Employer – What Do We Do?

An Employer’s Response to Coronavirus

Corporate Business Counseling

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted supply chains, threatening the global economy. It is also forcing companies to confront a host of hard questions about how they can and should conduct business during a global public health crisis. Our Business Counseling team explores key questions that companies should consider as they navigate the “new normal.”

Tuition Reimbursement Lawsuits Threaten University Financial Stability

The Intersection of PPP Loans and Bankruptcy: The Road to Economic Viability Just Got Bumpier

Litigation Trends Involving Force Majeure Clauses and Coronavirus 2020

Business Interruption Insurance: Litigation and Legislative Update

Force Majeure and Coronavirus 2020

COVID-19 Update: Business Interruption Insurance Litigation and Related Legislation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Force Majeure Clauses

State and Local Government Responses

State and local governments continue efforts to slow the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Our team looks at recent orders in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Order No. 2020-054

MARYLAND: Executive Order No. 20-03-30-01

Pennsylvania Municipal Alert: Economic Tools for Small Business and Local Governments

COVID-19 Legal Updates: Washington, D.C. Mayor Order No. 2020-053

COVID-19 Legal Update: Maryland Executive Order No. 20-03-23-01

COVID-19 Legal Update: Virginia Executive Order Nos. 53 and 55

Data Security, Privacy & Social Media

Cybersecurity considerations for a newly remote workforce involves balancing productivity with ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of a company’s own systems and data. Our Data Security & Privacy team explores these issues, while our Intellectual Property team advises diligence for organizations using social media to share important pandemic information to assure that identities, names, brands, and other source-related information are not being used to spread false or misleading information to the public.

Coronavirus Pandemic and Social Media


Our Environmental team shares insights on the guidance memo issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance released on March 26, 2020, detailing how it will evaluate non-compliance resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reopening Closed Buildings: Legionella and Other Health Risks