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DISCLAIMER: The following content wasn't created by, but is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) had a busy summer. In June, OSHA issued Emergency Temporary Standards to regulate the healthcare industry’s approach to COVID-19. Those were the first Emergency Temporary Standards OSHA has issued since 1983 and only the second Emergency Temporary Standards OSHA has issued in its forty-year history. On Aug. 16, OSHA also published updatedMonday, June 07, 2021
DISCLAIMER: The following content wasn't created by, but is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative on behalf of a member. Let’s talk about so-called vaccine discrimination. As an employment lawyer, the two questions I get asked the most these days are: (1) can we ask employees whether they’ve been vaccinated, and (2) can we require non-vaccinated employees to wear masks in the workplace (or a variant of that question, is it discriminatory to require non-vaccinated employees to wear masks while notMonday, May 17, 2021
DISCLAIMER: The following content wasn't created by, but is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative on behalf of a member. By Brian Bouchard On May 13, the CDC and White House announced that masks—with few exceptions—are no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals: indoors or outdoors. For everyone else, masks are still required. It’s vaxed or masked. The announcement—albeit welcome news—has left many employers scrambling on what to do with their mask and social distancing policies. ThoughTuesday, April 13, 2021
DISCLAIMER: The following content isn't created by, but is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative on behalf of a member. By Paul J. Durham, Esq. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers have provided significant economic assistance to support struggling businesses. Unfortunately, businesses started during the crisis itself have been ineligible for most of that aid. For example, businesses started after February 15, 2020 remain ineligible for the Paycheck Protection Program, and NewTuesday, March 09, 2021
Disclaimer: The following content wasn't created by, but is being shared by the Chamber Collaborative. A basic understanding of intellectual property (“IP”) law issues is not just important for inventors and technology company executives. Understanding the types of common IP concerns that can arise in connection with your business will help you to protect your own IP rights and to avoid infringing the rights of others. Although even a short summary of IP law would be well beyond the scope of this briefMonday, January 11, 2021
DISCLAIMER: This material was not created by, but is being shared by, the Chamber Collaborative on behalf of a member. By Paul J. Durham, Esq. It’s January, which means New Year’s resolutions are plentiful. For many of us, those resolutions may focus on personal health and wellness. If you are the owner or operator of a business, now is also a good time to recommit to your corporate wellness. This can be as simple as developing new corporate recordkeeping habits or sticking to the old (but good)Monday, December 07, 2020
NOTE: This was authored by Paul J. Durham, Esq. of Sheehan Phinney not the Chamber Collaborative Many New Hampshire businesses benefited from a variety of federal and state aid programs in 2020, utilizing loan proceeds and grants to weather the economic storm brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs such as New Hampshire’s Main Street Relief Fund (“MSRF”) and Self Employed Livelihood Fund (“SELF”) provided grants to small businesses without stipulations as to how those funds were to be spent.