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Reopening My Small Business After COVID-19

Small business owners were presented with a challenge like none other with the COVID-19 pandemic, and as businesses begin to reopen across the nation, the challenges continue. This section provides links to articles discussing how to reopen while avoiding legal liability and financial pitfalls, from keeping customers and employees safe, to understanding what business insurance does and doesn't cover.

Keep checking back as new content will be added on an ongoing basis.

Reopening Strategy

Business owners need to make sure all of their bases are covered when reopening in a post-COVID world. We have a five-step guide to help you create a reopening strategy that complies with the law and avoids liability, as well as other articles on practical issues such as if you can require customers to wear masks or choose to only accept credit card payments.

Employment Law

From your employee handbook to mandatory PPE, there are many employee issues that business owners have to address before bringing workers back on site. These resources can help you bring your employees back on board safely and without exposing yourself to liability.

Finances and Debt

If you are a business owner, chances are that finances and debt are top of mind right now. These resources will help you find help if your business is experiencing financial trouble, and walk you through things to consider before taking a big step like filing for bankruptcy protection:

Tort Liability

Many business owners wonder if they can be sued if a customer or employee is infected with the novel coronavirus at their business, and it's a valid concern to have. These resources help business owners weigh the risks and legal protection that exists:

Business Contracts

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented business interruptions on an international level. These resources help you understand if your business contracts will still be enforced and how to make contracts "pandemic-proof" in the future.

Business Insurance

Read these articles to understand your business insurance plans and how to make a business loss claim.

For other small business legal issues and questions, please visit FindLaw.com's small business law section. It is also a good time to consider consulting with a business lawyer near you. Many attorneys offer phone and video consultations.

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