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First and foremost, I hope everyone is safe, healthy and practicing social distancing!! For most of us, nearly all aspects of our lives have changed dramatically in the past few weeks.  Work, school and yes, the Courts, have all been affected by this novel virus.  One thing that has not changed during this time at the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, PC, is our commitment to our clients.

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Coronavirus and the Courts – The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been substantial in the United States, as the nation tries to avoid a healthcare crisis.   Many cities and states are requesting, a few even ordering, that citizens “shelter in place”, resulting in businesses being shuttered and employees without wages.  Only certain categories of work are deemed “essential” and fall within the exceptions to these rules.

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Workers Compensation in North Carolina and the Coronavirus -The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

On Friday, the federal government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ( CARES Act), which is a comprehensive bill designed to help stabilize the United States economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Title II of the CARES Act strengthens and provides extended unemployment benefits that would not otherwise be available to impacted workers.

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Working Class – Cares Act extension passed 3.27.2020 -The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

If you have been involved in a car wreck, you are likely to incur medical bills, and you may need to take time off work while you are recovering from your injuries. Medical bills, lost wages, prescription costs, and out of pocket expenses, make up your economic damages, or damages you can put a hard number on. When you are involved in a car wreck, you are able to seek to recover not only your economic damages (medical bills, lost wages) but also your non-economic damages.

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Pain and suffering. Non-Economic Damages. The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a great amount of uncertainty into all of our lives. Nothing—and no one—has been immune from the disruption the virus has brought into society. We have all learned new phrases like “social distancing” and “shelter in place.” We are just now learning the full impact the virus is having on special days and special events.

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According to The Knot, nearly 350,000 U.S. weddings were set to take place in April and May alone. Nationwide, there were 2.21 million weddings in 2016, with an average cost of $26,720, for a total spend of $59,086,336,800, according to The Wedding Report. There is no real clear answer to how long the COVID-19 crisis will likely go. It is also a crisis for businesses that rely on weddings like event venues, bakeries, photographers, florists, dressmakers, and tuxedo rental companies. Also, leisure and tourism associated with honeymoons are going to be heavily impacted with various travel restrictions.

Jason here from The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor just telling you that your safety and health remains of paramount importance to all of us. In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, we are remaining OPEN and taking additional precautions to help prevent the spread of the disease.

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Some of our staff are working remote, some are maintaining additional distance from one another, and we’re all doing our part to attempt to serve you in the best and most efficient way that we can.

Texting while driving
With the rapid increase in smartphone users in and across the US, distracted driving has become a concern in terms of traffic safety. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2018, 2841 individuals died in car accidents due to distracted driving. However, in the same year, approximately 276,000 people were injured because of distracted drivers, while distracted-affected property damage only collisions totaled to 659,000.

Due to carelessness and negligence of distracted drivers, others are at risk of suffering from severe personal injuries. Every day in the US, nearly nine people die and over a 1000 get injured in accidents that are reported to have a distracted driver. In 2018, accidents due to distracted driving cost the US around 40 billion dollars in damage.

On March 19, 2020, President Trump signed legislation extending to certain employees paid sick time related to the coronavirus and paid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). This is a piece of key legislation designed to help workers deal with uncertainty created by the current coronavirus pandemic. Below is a summary of the laws key provisions.

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Paid Family Leave NEW EXPANSION Law

We are currently living in a time of great uncertainty and stress as we try to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our community. All of us are worried about the safety and security of our families.  An area of great concern is the impact the coronavirus will have on the economy and the workplace. Quarantine, the inability to go to work, and the resulting loss of a job and a paycheck can have a devastating impact on workers. An estimated 18% of working  U.S. adults have been let go or had their work hours reduced due to the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus, according to a recent survey conducted by Marist, National Public Radio and PBS.   The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor P.C are ready to answer the questions of employees who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Employment Law in a Pandemic

Employment Law @The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor

The hallmark of a free enterprise system is a structure where individuals are free to set the pricing on the products they sell.  It is then up to buyers to determine if that is an acceptable price.  In theory, if the price is too high, then buyers won’t buy and the seller will either have to lower their price or wait until the market changes.  Generally, markets change over time and pricing is usually determined by supply and demand.

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Unfair and Deceptive Trade Lawyers- The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.

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