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Dinse Brief

Friends and Colleagues, As you are no doubt already aware, the Department of Education released the final Title IX regulation on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  The official version will be published in the Federal Register later this month, and the new regulation becomes effective on August 14, 2020. The final rule has many important provisions   MORE >

May, 2020
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Dinse Brief – Returning Employees To The Workplace

Governor Phil Scott continues to ease the stay-at-home restrictions and moves forward with a cautious and incremental restart of the Vermont economy.  On May 1st, he released his most recent Addendum to the State of Emergency Declaration (Executive Order 01-20).  In conjunction with the Addendum, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) updated   MORE >

May, 2020
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Dinse Brief – Charity in the Time of COVID

In these unprecedented times of national and international crisis, we become aware of critical needs in our communities. We see many individuals responding to this in performing essential jobs at hospitals and in the service sectors that are essential to our daily lives: grocery stores, home deliveries of food and meals, police and fire departments,   MORE >

April, 2020
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Dinse Brief – Lender Clients Memo

April 10, 2020 In these turbulent times of the Covid-19 pandemic, this memorandum is intended to summarize the issues and complications that we expect to encounter in connection with closings, especially those that involve real estate.  Closings will continue to happen; however, they may be delayed.  Our real estate team at Dinse P.C. is making   MORE >

April, 2020
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Dinse Brief: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Temporary Rule on New Paid Leave Laws

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary regulations implementing the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“FMLA Expansion”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSL”), both of which provide paid leave benefits to certain employees. These regulations are largely consistent with the DOL’s prior guidance on these new benefits (see earlier Dinse   MORE >

April, 2020
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Dinse Brief – Paycheck Protection Program

Pursuant to the CARES Act, the U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) announced the rules and procedures for small businesses that are seeking assistance in dealing with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) makes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans available to small businesses.  PPP funds can be used for   MORE >

April, 2020
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Dinse Brief – Unemployment Compensation Expansion for COVID-19 Related Reasons

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most Vermont employers have had to make difficult personnel decisions.  Employers have had to reduce employee work hours, furlough employees, or conduct layoffs, all of which have resulted in workers filing claims for unemployment compensation benefits.  In response to the massive influx of these claims, lawmakers, at both   MORE >

April, 2020
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Dinse Brief – DOL Releases Additional FAQs Clarifying Employer Paid Leave Obligations Under the FFCRA

The U.S. Department of Labor has released additional FAQs to assist employers with complying with their responsibilities under the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), namely the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“FMLA Expansion”) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”).  Key issues addressed by the DOL   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Brief – DOL Releases FFCRA Notice and Related FAQs

The DOL has issued a notice summarizing an employee’s rights under the paid leave aspects of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This notice must be posted in an employer’s workplace, or distributed or made available to all employees who are working remotely.  The DOL has also released a Q-&-A guidance for employers regarding this   MORE >

March, 2020
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Dinse Covid-19 Update

To ensure the health and safety of our employees and clients as well as our community, we have closed our office to outside visitors and have suspended in-person meetings. Our attorneys and staff are fully connected to our systems and are available via phone and email to meet our clients needs. We encourage you to take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Dinse remains fully committed to addressing your legal needs so that you can remain focused on the health and safety of your organization, your employees, and our shared community. As always, we look forward to working with you.