Blog Post
01/15/2021
By Michael P. Cianfichi and Antoinette Theodossakos

A recent decision by a federal court in Florida could invite protracted litigation for large employers who engaged in mass layoffs after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, if those employers did not provide 60 days’ notice under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and were hoping to rely on certain exceptions to the law’s notice requirements. In this recent case, Benson v. Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, Case No.

Blog Post
12/23/2020
By Robert L. Duston and Carolyn A. Pellegrini

On December 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID vaccine developed by Pfizer.  On December 18, 2020, the FDA granted similar approval to a vaccine developed by Moderna.  Despite various manufacturing, distribution and logistics issues, over 20 million doses have been administered, and approximately 100 million more doses are expected to be distributed by the end of April, providing significant protection to 60 million people in the U.S.  A third vaccine from Johnson & Johnson may be added in the coming months.  Wider distribution will occur over the following months based upon manufacturing capacity and distribution efforts, but it could be sometime in the fall before everyone who wants the vaccine can receive it.

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