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Can the Government Close a Business?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the nation, one of the measures that state governments across the country took in an attempt to contain its spread, was to shut down business operations and encourage citizens to stay at home. It meant that you couldn’t dine-in at your favorite restaurant, catch a couple of drinks with your friends at the local …

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Cares Act: What Is It and Who Does It Cover

Legal Assistant Business Law, Resources

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it uncertainty. The only way to assess the true potential economic impact of the virus involves not just focusing on its epidemiological profile but also evaluating the way governments, businesses, and consumers respond to it. According to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the country has surged to …

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Pandemic vs Epidemic: Legal Implications

Legal Assistant Business Law, Resources

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a host of legal issues that, up until a few months ago, were not considered a looming possibility. It has caused major disruptions to supply chains with businesses and customers alike, finding it increasingly difficult to meet their contractual obligations. As a result, many legal gray areas have emerged, particularly in business interruption …