Inauguration 2021: Anticipated Government Policy Updates and Changes Regarding COVID-19 Concerns

Duane Morris will be hosting the webinar, “Inauguration 2021: Anticipated Government Policy Updates and Changes Regarding COVID-19 Concerns,” on January 28, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

This is the first 2021 session of the Duane Morris COVID-19: Navigating Forward Webinar Series. For more information and the registration link, please visit the firm website.

Mexico’s Auto Industry Outlook in the New Era of the USMCA and COVID-19

The automotive industry in North America is undergoing a time of unprecedented change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) effective July 1, 2020. On top of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the North American auto industry must contend with new rules of origin, labor value content (LVC) mandates, and steel and aluminum content requirements that are set forth in the new USMCA.

A recent webinar by the international business magazine Mexico Now examined how these issues are affecting the Mexican automotive industry in particular. During this webinar, valuable insights were provided by key industry figures. To read the full text of this Alert, which includes our summary of the webinar, please visit the firm website.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry: Preparing for the Aftermath

Duane Morris and CARILEC will host a webinar, “Impact of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry: Preparing for the Aftermath,” to be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The webinar is aimed at addressing the current economic consequences of the pandemic to our members and stakeholders, its effect on the energy industry and markets, supply chains, project development and investments in the Caribbean.

For more information and the registration link, please visit the firm website.

COVID19 Planning – Ramping Up vs. Flipping a Switch: Getting Back to Business as Usual?

Duane Morris will host a webinar, “COVID19 Planning – Ramping Up vs. Flipping a Switch: Getting Back to Business as Usual?,” to be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Duane Morris attorneys Meagan E. Garland, Teodora D. Purcell and Brooke B. Tabshouri will be the speakers. For more information and a link to register, please visit the firm website.

Webinar: How COVID-19 Is Affecting Life Sciences and Medical Technologies

Duane Morris will be hosting the webinar, “How COVID-19 Is Affecting Life Sciences and Medical Technologies,” on April 16, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Join Duane Morris attorneys for a discussion on how the life sciences and medical technologies industry is responding and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • FDA’s Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for devices and diagnostics testing policies
  • Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) immunity from liability
  • Implications on intellectual property, such as patent strategy, in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
  • License and collaboration agreements in the wake of COVID-19

For more information and to register, please visit the firm website.

COVID-19 Employer Update: Implementing the FFCRA – What Employers Need to Know

This webinar, featuring Duane Morris partners Christopher Durham, Linda Hollinshead and Kathleen O’Malley, will be held on April 21, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

In the midst of significant operational challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are now managing employee requests for emergency sick and extended family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Navigating the requirements of the FFCRA has been made more complex by the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Q&A Guidance in piecemeal fashion and the temporary rule implementing the FFCRA was issued April 1, 2020, the day the law went into effect. Employers have had little time to prepare for and contemplate their responsibilities under this new law and now must quickly get up to speed.

For more information or to register, please visit the Duane Morris Institute website.

Webinar: H-1B and Nonimmigration Visas: Lay-offs, Grace Periods and Changes in Employment Due to COVID-19

This webinar, featuring Duane Morris partners Valentine Brown, Lisa Spiegel and  Ted Chiappari, will be held on April 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

This webinar will address various immigration issues organizations need to be aware of including:

• H-1B Work and Compensation Rules
• USCIS Updates to Processing
• Travel restrictions and available exceptions
• Immigration Strategy and Long term planning
• What if the US Postal Service suspends operation
• What if USCIS Service Centers Close
• Planning an adjudication for employer-sponsored green cards

For more information or to register, please visit the Duane Morris Institute website.