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Your Guide to Coronavirus Legal Resources

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has led to unprecedented change and uncertainty. In the United States, small businesses in particular are having a difficult time staying afloat during this public health crisis. With updates everyday, it can be difficult to navigate the newest laws and regulations, including information on paid sick leave, unemployment, evictions, and more as a result of this pandemic.

Here are some of the coronavirus legal resources Briggs Law Corporation has learned about for dealing with coronavirus-related legal issues. BLC will add and subtract as new information becomes available.

  • Johns Hopkins University’s “Coronavirus Resource Center” tracks real-time coronavirus stats and provides information for policy-makers and the public on the extent of the coronavirus crisis and how to respond to it.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources” provides broad, general information about the SBA’s coronavirus-related efforts.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Coronavirus Relief Options” explains the financial programs available to small businesses in the United States.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” provides information to businesses, employers, and employees about planning and preparing for, and responding to, coronavirus in the workplace.
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Stress and Coping” website has information about how to deal with stress caused by the current public health crisis.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness’s “Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies” website also has information about how to deal with stress caused by the current crisis.
  • U.S. Labor Department’s “COVID-19 and the American Workplace” explains employee rights and employer obligations concerning paid leave and sick leave because of coronavirus (information in English and Spanish). Includes fact sheets, questions, and posters pertaining to paid sick leave law.
  • California’s “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response” website has information about how to recognize and prevent the spread of the virus, information about the stay-at-home order, and other helpful resources, including a “Get Financial Help” website with resources for renters, homeowners, and small businesses.
  • California Attorney General’s “Frequently Asked Questions” concerning price-gouging during an emergency crisis.
  • California EDD’s “Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)” website explains the rights and health care benefits available to workers who’ve lost jobs or hours due to coronavirus.
  • California Labor Department’s “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program” describes unemployment benefits to self-employed individuals who do not qualify for traditional unemployment benefits.
  • California DMV’s “Temporary Driver License Extension” website explains the process for extending licenses that expire between March 1 and May 31, 2019

Need additional legal assistance? Contact an experienced attorney at Briggs Law Group for more coronavirus legal resources or general legal advice for you and your business.

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