Virginia General Assembly Relaxes Board Meeting Rules

April 24, 2020

Finally, some good news!   - On April 22, 2020, the Virginia General Assembly adopted amendments to House Bills 29 and 30 proposed by Governor Ralph Northam and expected to be signed by him within a few days.  The amendments provide significant and immediate relief from certain technical requirements related to the conduct of Board meetings for community associations throughout Virginia

DOL REGULATIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PAID SICK LEAVE AND PAID EXPANDED FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT LEAVE UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT

April 19, 2020

The United States Department of Labor published its regulations implementing the provisions of Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave Act Leave.  This guidance supersedes our prior guidance issued on March 25, 2020. 

The model notice/poster has been issued and subsequently re-issued.  The poster can be found at:

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf.

HUD Provides Clarity on Assistance Animals

April 10, 2020

On January 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) issued guidance aimed to assist housing providers, including community associations, in evaluating a person’s request for an assistance animal in order to reasonably accommodate a physical or mental disability under the federal Fair Housing Act. 1 The Guidance accomplishes a number of objectives.

STAY AT HOME ORDERS – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA

April 8, 2020

All three local jurisdictions, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (the “DMV”) have issued stay-at-home orders (“Orders”) effective March 30, 2020.  These Orders will remain in effect (unless extended), through April 24, 2020 in the District, June 10, 2020 in Virginia, and indefinitely in Maryland.  While all the Orders have substantial similarities, there are some notable differences.

Client Alert – Relief for Individuals under CARES

April 8, 2020

In addition to the many provisions under the CARES Act of 2020 providing relief to businesses, both large and small, Congress sought to assist individuals who may be feeling the economic effects of COVID-19, including those who have lost their jobs as a result.  Such relief comes at a price tag of approximately $600 billion of the $2 trillion total relief package.  This article summarizes some of the major provisions designed to aid individuals.

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Client Alert – Business Provisions of the CARES Act

April 3, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), signed into law by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020, is a record-breaking expenditure designed to help individuals and certain businesses weather the economic storm they are facing in light of
the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Paycheck Protection Program

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Estate Planning Client Alert

April 2, 2020

The Washington Metropolitan Area is experiencing an interesting time that we all hope will not last long and will never come again.  As a result of these unexpected circumstances, however, many of us are forced by government edict to limit activities outside the home for some period of time.  If you are experiencing that impact and now have a bit of down time and want to take care of some items on your to-do list, why not get your estate planning done?  Rees Broome’s team of highly qualified estate planning attorne