Hurricane Irma hit south Florida on September 10, 2017, creating devastation up and down the state. Just two weeks earlier, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coastline, causing catastrophic floods across metropolitan Houston and surrounding areas.
Hurricane Recovery Resources provides guidance on the complex legal and business implications of these hurricanes. Check back often as new resources will be added on an ongoing basis.
Morgan Lewis is prepared to guide companies and institutions through the difficulties and challenges they face in the immediate aftermath of these catastrophic storms as well as during the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. Our firm has represented clients based in Miami and Houston, as well as clients doing business in the surrounding regions, for decades. Our global team of lawyers has extensive knowledge and experience in handling issues involving crisis management, insurance claims, energy-related concerns, environmental counseling, and workforce matters, among many others.
Please join us as we discuss a variety of tax-favored vehicles available to employers and their employees to donate cash or accrued leave to assist those impacted by the hurricanes.
A LawFlash prepared by Morgan Lewis’s environmental practice lawyers provides answers to common questions companies may have concerning their environmental obligations after Hurricane Irma.
Morgan Lewis’s environmental practice lawyers recently prepared a LawFlash addressing a number of questions on compliance with environmental obligations in the wake of the devastating hurricane.
As the cleanup begins in Florida, companies face challenges in meeting existing environmental obligations and addressing the environmental impacts of the storm.
Insurers and policyholders should heed the critical insurance issues that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Our partner David Fuller was quoted in The Wall Street Journal about the wide range of tax-favored options available to companies that want to assist workers and other victims recovering from disasters. Read the article, “Helping Employees Recover from Harvey and Irma? You Can Also Save Taxes.”
On September 12, 2017, FERC and NERC released a joint statement and guidance encouraging ongoing interutility cooperation among all utilities in response to Hurricane Irma, which ravaged areas in Florida and Georgia, neighboring states, Puerto Rico, and US territories in the Caribbean.
Victims of Hurricane Irma located in areas designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as qualifying for individual assistance now have until January 31, 2018 to file certain federal tax returns and make certain federal tax payments.
On September 11, 2017, FERC granted a one-month extension for utilities and others affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to submit certain filings.
Tips on setting up a pooled fund of employee leave by giving employees the option of donating leave that can be converted into cash contributions to charities assisting the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
As businesses and employees begin the journey to recovery, employers should be mindful of federal and state laws related to leaves, planned and unplanned absences, accommodations, and pay practices.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have led to the declaration of a public health emergency in various affected areas across the country. As healthcare providers continue to provide essential disaster response operations, CMS and HHS have provided limited regulatory relief to healthcare providers through temporary exemptions, waivers, and other actions.
As the cleanup begins, companies face challenges in meeting existing environmental obligations and addressing the environmental impacts of the storm.
A variety of tax-favored vehicles exist for employers and their employees to donate cash or even accrued leave to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. Our Hurricane Harvey Client Alert addresses four types of employer-sponsored relief programs that allow employers to provide assistance on a tax-advantaged basis.
Victims of Hurricane Harvey in some designated areas now have until January 31, 2018 to file certain federal tax returns and make payments.
As Hurricane Harvey continues to inflict historic devastation in Texas, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of Labor (DOL) have issued guidance for employers, plans, service providers, and participants affected by the storm.
Some communications networks damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may require emergency authority from the FCC to restore services and facilities.
What is currently unfolding in Texas and Florida is both tragic and unprecedented. Early reports have estimated the reconstruction costs in Texas alone to be around $40 billion dollars. As Texas continues to grapple with the effects of Hurricane Harvey and Florida begins the recovery process, we thought it would be helpful to supply our clients and friends in the food and agricultural sectors with some relevant regulatory information and potential sources of assistance.
Amid the immediate concerns of public safety and restoring business operations, companies can take certain steps to protect their insurance assets.
A variety of tax-favored vehicles exist for employers and their employees to donate cash or even accrued leave to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), US Department of Labor (DOL), and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) each have issued guidance on relief in response to Hurricane Harvey.