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Texas Winter Readiness Update – November 10, 2021

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On November 10, 2021, ERCOT held a workshop on Generation Entity Winter Weather Preparedness. At this workshop, ERCOT provided an explanation of its approach to implementing the Public Utility Commission’s Winter Emergency...more

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Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Planning for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management in Hospitals

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still active worldwide, health care industry leaders and regulators have already begun to think about how to implement post-pandemic changes to health care delivery based on lessons learned...more

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FERC/NERC Report on Winter Storm Uri Recommends Enhanced Cold Weather Preparation

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A report presented on September 23, 2021, into the February 2021 power outages in Texas and the US Midwest caused by extreme cold weather identified the causes of the outages and outlined a series of recommendations....more

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Five Steps for Leveraging Insurance to Recover from Severe Weather

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Financial losses caused by recent storms, fires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a significant and urgent problem. Insurance industry observers predict that such extreme weather may result in losses of over $100...more

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Confronting Climate Change in Southern Africa

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In recent decades the term ‘climate change’ has most often been used to describe changes in the Earth’s climate driven primarily by humans, particularly through the burning of fossil fuels and the removal of forests,...more

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Business Continuity in a Natural Disaster: First Steps on the Road to Recovery

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As we begin to assess the damage from historic Hurricane Ida, Adams and Reese’s Disaster and Recovery Team is here to assist you. The Firm has extensive experience handling a wide range of disasters, including hurricanes...more

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The 2021 Legislative Session: Texas Broadcasters Taking Victories Where They Can Find Them

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Faced with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the February winter storm energy shortages, and redistricting, most observers thought there would be little time left in the 2021 Texas legislative session for bills...more

K&L Gates LLP

Disaster Preparedness Toolkit

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While the onset of a natural disaster is generally unpredictable, we can proactively prepare with mitigation efforts and emergency response procedures. As we experienced throughout 2020, and through present day, natural...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

New York Department of Financial Services requests that New York-authorized insurers provide information relating to business...

On July 19, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued Circular Letters 6 and 7 (2021) (Circular Letters) setting forth DFS’s expectations for all New York-authorized insurers in planning and preparing...more

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NCGA 2021 Long Session Update

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Since convening in January, the North Carolina General Assembly's Long Session has been marked by lengthy state budget negotiations, starts and stops, and several historic pieces of proposed legislation.  American Rescue...more

Morgan Lewis - Tech & Sourcing

Key Considerations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Provisions

Planning for major service disruptions and disasters, such as prolonged power failures, fires, flooding, and other extreme weather events, is an important element of strategic technology and service agreements. ...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Florida Freedom Week Tax Holiday

July 1st, begins Freedom Week, the second of two new tax holidays put into place during Florida’s 2021 Legislative Session. Floridians were able receive tax breaks on disaster preparedness items during the month of May, and...more

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Client Alert: Florida Tax Holiday

Floridians will now have access to new and extended tax breaks under the recently approved HB 7061. The bill, which is designed to make tax improvements for both families and businesses, was signed into law by Governor...more

Opportune LLP

Top 4 Tips When Creating Your Business Continuity Plan

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Find out why developing and continually maintaining a business continuity plan can help energy companies better prepare for unexpected disturbances....more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Minnesota's New Assisted Living Licensure - Are you Ready?

Minnesota’s new Assisted Living License goes into effect August 1, 2021. With less than five months remaining before the deadline, providers need to act immediately to make sure they are prepared for the new requirements,...more

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A Year Into the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Have We Learned About Workplaces and What Does the Future Hold?

March 2021 marks one year since the beginning of state-mandated stay-at-home orders and workplace shutdowns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused the most significant disruption to workplaces in...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Translating SEC Exam Priorities Into Compliance Action Items

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On March 3, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced its examination priorities for 2021, providing a much-anticipated glimpse into the Biden administration's overall priorities for white collar criminal...more

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Remaining Vigilant: Hurricane Planning in the Construction Industry

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Complicated by an unprecedented global pandemic, businesses in Florida’s construction industry have been further burdened by the anticipated challenges of an active 2020 hurricane season. Since June 1st, the industry has been...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

COVID-19: Whatever Happened to OSHA?

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From the early days of the pandemic, we’ve covered the importance of having an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan based on existing OSHA Guidance. That Plan – based on CDC guidance, incorporating state-specific...more

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

CMS Clarifies Emergency Preparedness Testing Exemption

In a memorandum issued on September 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provided clarification to health care providers regarding an exemption to emergency preparedness testing exercise requirements...more

Baker Donelson

FEMA Actions: Interim Policy on "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance"

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FEMA has issued an Interim Policy on "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance" that appears to limit the costs incurred to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that are eligible for FEMA funding. The...more

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How a Cyber Risk Assessment Can Prepare You for Adverse Events

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Holy Social Distancing, Batman! Who would have thought and planned for in 2019 that a pandemic would shutter offices in 2020? When the COVID-19 virus struck the United States with overwhelming force, most companies were...more

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Disaster Preparedness Toolkit

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While the onset of a natural disaster is generally unpredictable, we have become accustomed to bracing ourselves for the inevitable hurricane, tornado, flood, or wildfire. Preparation for business disruptions as a result of...more

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The Rain is Coming Again: Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Employee Safety During Hurricane Season

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Seyfarth Synopsis: With Hurricane Laura drenching the Gulf Coast, employers are facing daunting emergencies, safety and health risks, property damage, employee disruption, and re-building....more

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Compliance and Coronavirus-Jed Gardner on Business As Usual During Covid-19

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Welcome to the newest addition to the Compliance Podcast Network, Compliance and Coronavirus. In this episode, I visit with Jed Gardner, Senior Vice President at Linedata Technology. We discuss moving from disaster recovery...more

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