Recording videoconferences can create risk

Because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the new normal for many design firms means using online video conferencing software. Most conferencing programs allow for easy recording and sharing of videos, creating an innovative tool for bringing others in on the conversation. But this function also raises a host of potential confidentiality, discovery,... Continue Reading →

If you received a PPP loan, be prepared for an audit

Audits of disbursements from public programs ensure that the funds have been used appropriately. Because the first round of funding in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was depleted so quickly—and many large businesses were approved for loans that were not needed or that were provided outside of the required processing—the Small Business Administration (SBA) is... Continue Reading →

Be wary of COVID-19 contractual waivers

“We are all in this together.” That was the refrain heard throughout society when the pandemic was finally recognized. But anyone who has experience in design and construction knows that such a maxim is not a truism in the construction industry. From the time the first disruptions and lockdowns occurred, attorneys representing construction firms have... Continue Reading →

CDC issues new guidance on workplace COVID-19 testing

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance for employers around testing protocols, “SARS-CoV-2 Testing Strategy: Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces.” Design firms seeking to reopen offices or reunite all employees in a normal office setting should be aware of the guidance.The CDC recommends incorporating COVID-19 testing in these five scenarios:... Continue Reading →

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