COVID-19 Resource Center

📱 How It Works

We know there are more questions than answers about doing business in the time of COVID-19 — and we are all overloaded. At D&S, we want to share our expertise in this crisis and give back to our community. As of Monday, March 23, 2020, Duffy & Sweeney lawyers and paralegals are staffing a FREE email and call HOTLINE for use by clients, friends and small business owners struggling without the resources to get answers to general, business legal questions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Email your general question to our Here2Help HOTLINE using or call 401-457-1826. We’ll do our best to promptly answer your emails and/or calls to discuss your questions related to the COVID-19 situation.
We encourage our network of professional colleagues/firms with expertise in business and other legal areas to offer free help too. We know there are compelling questions that span family law, healthcare, credit-finance and many other consumer areas.

📱 Some Areas Where We Can Help

HR/Employment Law
Landlord/Lease Issues
Contract Issues/Extensions
Lender/Loan Deferments
Insurance Policy Questions
Business Crisis Response

📱 Frequently Asked Questions 

Employee Benefits: Furloughs/Layoffs/Reductions-in-Force
Wage and Hour Issues
Workplace Health and Safety
Employee Rights Under ADA/FMLA
Workers’ Compensation
Force Majeure Provisions in Contracts

📱 D&S Alerts-Guidance-Webinars

📱 Other Trusted Resources

The Paycheck Protection Program has issued a fact sheet with a link to download the application.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has prepared a clear and concise summary of the CARES Act provisions of greatest interest to employers and HR professionals.

UBS Private Wealth Management shared Coronavirus Relief Resources for US Business Owners

Our friends at Hilb Group shared this Compliance Alert: Agency Guidance on the Coronavirus Response Act.

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📱 Disclaimer

Our HOTLINE is being established during the COVID-19 crisis to offer help at no charge to any Rhode Island businesses and their owners seeking general legal information on the challenging new issues we all face. The information we can provide to you through the HOTLINE is general, legal information and not fact-specific legal advice. Contacting us through the HOTLINE will not establish an attorney-client relationship. Accordingly, you should not provide us with any confidential or proprietary information. If you require more than general, legal information through our HOTLINE, we will refer you to an appropriate resource. We will do our best to provide information relevant to general crisis issues while fully abiding by the rules that govern the professional conduct of attorneys.