COVID-19: A Message To Clients

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

— John Maxwell

These are unsettling times on a historic scale. Amidst the chaos, Hall Griffin LLP remains open and committed to providing the same exceptional service our clients have come to expect from our team of expert litigators and experienced staff, all of whom are working remotely and are ready to help.

Hall Griffin LLP’s lawyers, licensed in California, Texas, Arizona and Washington, are here to help you navigate these uncharted waters.

Employment Law
Employers are in the trenches as the economy faces a huge shock wave from this epidemic and are faced with unprecedented questions, including:

  • Classifying employees as “essential” or “non-essential”
  • Effect of Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Wage and hour concerns as employees work remotely
  • Emergency paid sick leave, family leave, and medical leave
  • ADA/FMLA/CFRA/FEHA accommodation and compliance issues
  • CDC/OSHA/EDD workplace and safety issues
  • Providing time off for employees due to school closures or requests not to work
  • Screening employees, masks in the workplace, and social distancing
  • WARN issues for mass layoffs

For employment law questions, please contact Stephanie Stringer ( and John A. Cone (

Bankruptcy Law
With unparalleled economic shocks reverberating throughout the country, now more than ever our clients should be prepared for the impact of mass bankruptcy filings. Stay ahead of the curve by contacting George Hampton ( and Valerie Schratz (

Construction Law
As construction grinds to a halt, construction loans stop flowing, and liens are threatened, Hall Griffin’s construction law team can help you keep your projects on track and prevent catastrophic loss. Contact Michael Pepek ( and Howard Hall ( for more information on how to address construction interruptions.

Title, Banking/Mortgage and Real Estate Law
Foreclosures are halted. Evictions are on hold. Borrowers are defaulting. Recorders’ offices are closed and escrow closings are in limbo. What are your obligations and rights, and what can you do to protect your livelihood during these challenging times? For answers, contact Howard Hall (, Jered Ede (, and Valerie Schratz (

Insurance Law
Unprecedented claims are on the horizon and let’s face it, insurance policies did not include “COVID-19” clauses. Hall Griffin is poised to help you navigate the entire process from start to resolution. Contact Sam Danskin ( and John Griffin ( for help.

Injury Defense
With millions of Americans working from home, our clients are bound to face some unique and potentially catastrophic claims of injury. Take advantage of Hall Griffin’s trial-tested injury defense team by contacting John Griffin ( and Michael Pepek (

Fraud and Business Disputes
Unfortunately, while much of life is on hold, business disputes will continue to arise and the unscrupulous will use this crisis to carry out fraudulent schemes. Contact Howard Hall (, George Hampton ( and Jered Ede ( to hear more about creative ways to address these challenges.

We Are Here For You
As always, Hall Griffin LLP is here to partner with you in these extraordinary times. Hall Griffin is committed to helping you chart your course through these troubled waters.

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