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UPDATE: FIRST ROUND OF DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PUBLISHED GUIDANCE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published its first round of guidance to assist employers with complying with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The DOL has indicated that it will continue to provide guidance on a rolling basis going forward, so watch for additional guidance in the future. The DOL’s first round of guidance includes a fact sheet for employers (available here) and a questions and answers document (available here). Among other things, the guidance clarifies (1)

CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE: FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT On March 18, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“FMLA Expansion Act”). The following is a summary of important rights and obligations under both new leave laws. Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Not later than April 2, 2020, and continuing through the remainder of 2020, all employers engaged in commerce with fewer than 500 employees will be required to provide emergency paid sick leave to employees

Utah Business magazine has named 22 of Parr Brown Gee & Loveless attorneys as Utah’s Legal Elite for 2020. The list of Utah’s Legal Elite is compiled from surveys completed by thousands of Utah State Bar members who are asked to identify attorneys they deem the best in Utah and whose legal services they would recommend to others. To contact a recognized attorney, click on any of the names listed below. The following are the Parr Brown attorneys included in Utah’s Legal Elite for 2020, listed by practice area: Commercial Litigation – Matthew Ball, Robert Clark, Jonathan Hafen, Michael Hoppe,

By Braden W. Johnson There’s no way to avoid it: Corporate transactions require the sharing of documents and information. For prior generations of lawyers, this sharing could involve creating a “dataroom” – a physical space somewhere on the globe filled with items for disclosure. Parties would pilgrimage to these datarooms to perform due diligence for the transaction. When inside the dataroom, cameras and photocopies were typically banned, marking or highlighting documents was a serious offense, and cell-phones (to the extent they existed) were usually forbidden. Some dataroom parties were even asked to consent to a search or metal detector scan