The Paley Rothman Blog

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our employees.

Real Estate
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Commercial Landlords Face Difficult Decisions as Closures Spur Tenants to Seek Rent Relief

As Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia approach the two-month mark of mandatory business closures, the shockwaves from the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt by the entire economy. Although the plight of tenants has captured the headlines, commercial landlords also find themselves facing difficult decisions.

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Family Law
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Challenges of Coronavirus for Divorced and Blended Families

Sheltering in place during the pandemic is difficult when you’re living, working and schooling in the same location with your family. Add in the complexities of divorce, blended families and economic uncertainty, and the pressure goes up further. Some experts predict there will be a rise in divorce when the pandemic ends.

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Employment Law
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Federal Government Requires Small Businesses to Provide Paid Leave During COVID-19 Outbreak

Businesses with less than 500 employees are required to provide paid leave to employees who cannot work due to an employee’s (or their family member’s) quarantine or diagnosis of COVID-19. Businesses will also need to provide paid leave if an employee cannot work due to the employee’s need to care for a child whose school or child care center has been closed.

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