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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Pennsylvania Tax Lien Sales

October 12, 2020

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Pennsylvania Tax Lien Sales


September 2020

Understanding Recent Changes to the DOL Joint Employer Test

Restaurant Franchisors Need To Take Heed

By Mitch Boyarsky, Jessica C. Jeffrey


The guidelines, issued by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) to assist employers including restaurants owned jointly with or managed by other companies, recently have been thrown into question by a New York federal district court. Joint employer liability is a doctrine used to hold one entity liable for the employment and labor obligations of another entity under common control or managed as a nominally separate operation.

As part of its authority, the DOL issues rules and guidance to interpret laws including the federal wage and hour law called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL does not have authority to make law, and although its rules are not binding upon the courts, DOL rules can be influential and used by courts to interpret statutes. This latest court decision may leave employers guessing how to assess their legal status under the joint employer rules.