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My Deceased Family Member Received a COVID-19 Stimulus Check, Now What?

Posted on May 6, 2020 by

There has been significant publicity surrounding the issue of deceased individuals receiving stimulus checks under the CARES Act.  It is far more common than you may think, simply because of the speed in which our government operated to send out the payments.  The stimulus checks were issued to individuals that met certain income requirements and […]

PPP Safe Harbor Repayment Date Extended to May 14th

Posted on May 6, 2020 by , and

In FAQ #43, Treasury announced it has extended the PPP loan repayment safe harbor to May 14, 2020 (from the original May 7, 2020 deadline). This extension is presumably in recognition of the fact that additional guidance is necessary regarding the borrower’s certification that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the […]

EEOC Issues NEW FAQs Regarding Returning To Work Post-COVID

Posted on May 5, 2020 by and

Previously we reported on the EEOC’s post entitled “ What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” Today, the EEOC added valuable guidance for those employers gearing up to return employees to the workplace. Ironically, we have recently been addressing these same questions from many clients, so […]

Wisconsin Governor Suspends Some Administrative Rules During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on May 5, 2020 by

Tony Evers, Governor of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm have issued another emergency order, Emergency Order #35 (Order #35), directed at suspending certain administrative rules in an attempt to remove unnecessary impediments to the fight against the virus. A major focus of Order #35 is assuring that Medicaid members retain […]

Special Restrictions Apply To Substance and Alcohol Rehabilitation Patient Records; Even In A Pandemic

Posted on May 5, 2020 by

The Office of Civil Rights’ “Notification of Enforcement Discretion” regarding COVID- 19 and remote telehealth communications do not apply to information protected under 42 CFR Part 2.  These Part 2 regulations protect the confidentiality of certain substance and alcohol rehabilitation records and generally provide more stringent confidentiality protections than what applies to general medical records […]

Wisconsin Misconduct Incident Reporting System Now Mandatory for Some Providers

Posted on May 4, 2020 by

Use of the Wisconsin Caregiver Misconduct online reporting portal is mandatory beginning May 1, 2020 for some providers and on June 1, 2020 for others.  Most providers will have until June 1, 2020 to be compliant with the mandatory reporting system.  Community Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, and Residential Care Apartment Complexes were required […]

Treasury Provides Small PPP Forgiveness Clarification Regarding Laid Off Employees

Posted on May 4, 2020 by , and

Over the weekend, the Department of Treasury issued an update to their PPP FAQs.  Question #40 clarifies that an employer’s forgiveness amount under PPP will not be impacted if the employer attempts to rehire a previously laid off employee and the employee refuses the offer to be rehired.  The offer from the employer must be […]

SBA Clarifies That Businesses With Adequate Sources of Liquidity May Not Qualify For PPP Loans

Posted on May 1, 2020 by , and

The Department of Treasury released updated Protection Program FAQs.  These updated FAQs continue to raise more questions and concerns from PPP borrowers and provide little clarity on SBA expectations and forgiveness. Published on April 28th, FAQ #37 responds to the question “Do businesses owned by private companies with adequate sources of liquidity to support the […]

CMS Issues Additional Regulatory Waivers to Facilitate Reopening

Posted on May 1, 2020 by

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued another set of regulatory changes and waivers intended to deliver expanded care to the nation’s seniors, and provide flexibility to the healthcare system during the course of emergence from the Coronavirus pandemic.  The new waivers are aimed at some of the most prominent issues to […]

State Suspends Landlords’ Ability to Collect Late Fees and Penalties during Health Crisis

Posted on April 30, 2020 by

Starting April 25, 2020 the State of Wisconsin has temporarily suspended a residential property landlord’s right to charge tenants late or missed rent fees or penalties.  The suspension is the result of an emergency rule published by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection which generally implements rules covering landlord/tenant relationships.  The basis […]