April 15, 2020During state of emergency, Maryland to permit virtual witnessing of wills and other estate documents
On April 10, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued two executive orders that will now permit remote notarizations (Order No. 20-03-30-04: https://sos.maryland.gov/Documents/EOAuthorizingRemoteNotarization.pdf) and the electronic witnessing of wills and other estate-related documents (Order No. 20-04-10-01: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Remote-Witnessing-4.10.20.pdf), thereby suspending certain in-person witnessing requirements while the coronavirus state of emergency remains in effect. This is a momentous development that will greatly facilitate the execution of these critical documents in such uncertain times.
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March 24, 2020Spencer Pollock from Niles, Barton & Wilmer speaks with WJZ about vigilance while working from home
Millions of Americans are working and going to school from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns about cybersecurity.While many adjust to remote working and learning becoming the new normal, one cybersecurity expert told WJZ it’s important people don’t let their guards down.“When you’re at home, you’re more comfortable, you’re less vigilant and you start making easier mistakes,” cybersecurity expert Spencer Pollock said.The uncertain times can be an invitation for hackers or scammers to create chaos.read more »
March 23, 2020Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was emergency legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 18, 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFCRA emergency legislation, in part, provides for expanded paid employee family and medical leave necessitated due to the pandemic. The FFCRA goes into effect April 2, 2020, and most provisions are set to expire on December 31, 2020. The parts of the legislation most directly addressing mandated employee leave are summarized belowread more »
March 18, 2020Spencer Pollock’s interview on WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5’s News Now with Bryan Nehm
Baltimore data security and cybersecurity attorney Spencer Pollock joined WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5's Bryan Nehman on-air to share the threats of working from home and how to protect yourself from them during the coronavirus outbreak.
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