COVID-19 Update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with state and federal recommendations, our physical offices are closed; however, we remain fully operational in a remote capacity. While most firm members are working remotely through a secure connection, we have a small team onsite each day to support essential functions. All firm members have access to voicemails left on their office phone and can also be reached quickly by email or cell phone. As we navigate these uncharted waters together, we hope you will find this resource page useful. If you have any questions or would like to discuss these topics in more detail, please reach out to one of our attorneys.

Federal Resources

Updates from the CDC: How to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick

U.S. Department of Labor: Paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

U.S. Small Business Administration: Small business guidance and loan resources

Local and State Resources

All NC COVID-19 Executive Orders

NCDHHS Response to COVID-19: Including information about symptoms and testing, news briefings and up to date case count

Business & Employer Resources from the State of NC

Business Interruption Insurance Recoveries Due to COVID-19

Brad Inman

Many companies carry business interruption insurance as a component of their first-party property insurance or as a freestanding policy. Such coverage protects against losses sustained during periods of suspended operation due to various events and damage. Although there is no doubt that operations and business has been suspended across countless industries in recent months, business…


Employment Law: COVID-19 Question of the Week 2

Jennifer Milak and Julia Hooten

Question:  Is the employer’s requirement of measured employee body temperatures permitted under the ADA? Answer: According to the EEOC’s March 18, 2020, memo, while recognizing this may qualify as a medical examination, the EEOC still offered guidance that the employer may measure the employee’s body temperate because the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has…


The North Carolina Judicial Branch’s Response to COVID-19 (including updates from the NCIC and U.S. District Courts)

Teague Campbell

The NC Judicial Branch continues to monitor COVID-19 across the state. In conjunction with the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force, state public health officials and the NC Department of Emergency Management, Chief Justice Beasley has issued several new orders. The NC Industrial Commission and U.S. Districts Courts have similar orders. We have compiled the pertinent resources…