DEF Institutes Mandatory Work-From-Home Status in Response to COVID-19
"In order to decrease the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the CDC's recommendations to implement the use of social distancing strategies, Drew Eckl & Farnham has made the decision to institute a mandatory work-from -home status for all of our offices starting on March 17.
Despite the closing of our physical offices, we will continue providing our clients with exceptional legal services." ... Continue Reading
Attorneys Dan Kniffen and Neil Brunetz participated in a webinar with Georgia Minority Supplier Development Counsil to explore safety precautions that need to be considered prior to reopening businesses during COVID-19. Dan and Neil address health and safety considerations, test screenings and privacy concerns. ... Continue Reading
On Tuesday, June 29, 2020, the Georgia General Assembly sent the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act ("GCPBSA") to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. If signed by Governor Kemp, the GCPBSA will afford businesses in Georgia with liability protection against claims related to the contraction of COVID-19 that accrue before July 14, 2021. Importantly, the GCPBSA creates a rebuttable presumption of assumption of the risk except in cases of gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm. ... Continue Reading
This article is the third of several articles addressing the various cyber insurance coverage issues that might arise in connection with a claim relating to data/security breaches. The focus of this article explores the types of damages that are not covered under the typical cyber insurance policy when there is a covered data/security breach. ... Continue Reading
This article is the second of several articles addressing various cyber insurance issues that may arise in connection with a company's claim relating to data breaches. The focus of this article explores the type of damages covered under the typical cyber insurance policy when there is a covered data breach. ... Continue Reading
DEF was featured in an article by SHRM, "Silver Linings: Managers See Upsides During the Pandemic," highlighting how our firm has focused on efficiency, collaboration and automation during the pandemic. Managing Partner Joe Chancey explained that as the spread of COVID-19 escalated and working remotely suddenly became necessary, the firm's Emergency Response Team worked quickly to update our business processes. ... Continue Reading