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Governor Evers Issues Safer at Home Order

Posted on March 24, 2020 by , and

As expected, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Governor Evers issued Safer at Home Order #12, requiring individuals across the state of Wisconsin (with exceptions) to stay at home starting at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in order to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This Order will remain in effect until 8:00 AM on […]

Governor to Issue “Safer at Home” Order

Posted on March 23, 2020 by

This morning Governor Evers released a statement notifying citizens that he will be issuing a “safer at home”. The impact of this order for individuals and businesses will depend on the wording of the order which is expected to be released tomorrow (Tuesday, March 24th). The governor’s initial statement indicates that the order will, similar to […]

Estate Planning in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on March 20, 2020 by and

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many people are stocking up on food and other supplies to get them through prolonged periods of quarantine and government-ordered shutdowns.  Schools are closed and in some locations, businesses are also closing doors to visitors.  Yet people are concerned about planning for a potential incapacity or even […]

Refundable Tax Credits Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted on March 20, 2020 by and

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) (the “FFCRA”) (signed into law on March 18) and generally effective April 2, 2020 provides refundable tax credits for employers to offset the costs associated with the paid public health emergency leave (provided under an amendment to the federal Family and Medical Leave law) and paid sick […]

Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

Posted on March 20, 2020 by

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced via Twitter that the tax filing deadline for federal income tax returns has been extended by 90 days to July 15, 2020. Earlier this week, the federal government extended the time for individuals and businesses to pay their federal income tax by 90 days, but did not extend the filing […]

OSHA and the EEOC Weigh In on COVID-19 in the Workplace

Posted on March 20, 2020 by

Two federal agencies have issued guidance and informational documents on dealing with the COVID-19 virus in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a guide for employers on how to prepare workplaces for dealing with the COVID-19 virus.  OSHA discloses at the beginning of the guide that it is (1) advisory […]

COVID-19: What Effect Does the Global Pandemic Have on Contract Rights and Obligations

Posted on March 19, 2020 by and

We are living in uncertain times as the effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic and resulting governmental restrictions on economic activity and daily life take hold. Not surprisingly, many businesses are facing key decisions concerning their operations without a reasonable way to assess the impact. As businesses assess how their customer and supplier contracts are […]

Trump Signs COVID-19 Bill Into Law!

Posted on March 18, 2020 by and

At about 7:30 p.m. on March 18, President Trump signed a bill into law containing two significant leave provisions that affect nearly every small to mid-sized employer in the country. This law, entitled the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or H.R. 6201, includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical […]

Treasury Extends Deadline to Pay Income Taxes Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Posted on March 17, 2020 by

The government has not extended the deadline for federal tax return filing, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking at a coronavirus news conference earlier today, said the government is extending the due date by 90 days for federal income tax payments for individuals and businesses. Individuals can defer up to $1 million in federal income […]

COVID-19 Update: Same Song, Second Verse – House Revises Bill!

Posted on March 17, 2020 by and

Last night, March 16, the House amended versions of a COVID-19 Coronavirus bill we reported on yesterday. Again, this alert will focus only on the two provisions regarding paid leave for employees.  The Senate is expected to review the bill and if President Trump signs it, these provisions will be effective in no later than […]