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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is one of the worst health crises our country is facing in recent history. While every day brings new challenges, it’s obvious that its impact will be far reaching.
Our attorney team has been working together to guide clients through these difficult times. Areas where our attorneys can provide counsel include:
With both voluntary and involuntary business closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, if your business has been adversely impacted by the corona virus our attorneys can work with you to review your business insurance policy and provide guidance regarding coverage.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law on March 27, 2020. Ruder Ware’s COVID-19 Focus Team provided a summary of the CARES Act in a previous blog post. In that post, they mentioned that the CARES Act suspends most required […]
Posted on April 3, 2020 by Amy E. Ebeling
An updated PPP application has been released and it is our understanding that this updated application is the ONLY application that will be accepted by lending institutions. The updated form can be accessed here. The PPP loan is also FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE so submit your applications as soon as possible beginning today, April 3rd, 2020. We […]
Posted on April 3, 2020 by Joseph M. Mella
As we enter a new month with the rental landscape changed in dramatic ways by the coronavirus pandemic, landlords will undoubtedly be facing requests from tenants for rent relief. As you proceed to address these requests, some of the lessons from the last economic recession are applicable today. Before you begin discussions, consider obtaining a […]
The SBA released the Interim Final Rule announcing more information on the Paycheck Protection Program. The Interim Final Rule provides some program clarifications, but also provides some program changes. Note, the applicable interest rate is now 1%. There is also more information on how to calculate payroll costs to determine the maximum loan amount including examples. […]
Yesterday we issued an ealert (click here) that advised you the Department of Labor finally issued its detailed regulations for the FFCRA. Upon closer review, we have found the DOL expanded the definition of “Child Care Provider” for both the Emergency Paid Sick leave and the Expanded FMLA to include “family member or friend, who […]
Today the DOL released detailed regulations with answers to nearly every question we have had over the past two weeks regarding this law. While we are still reviewing these regulations, there are two important details that had so far NOT been answered before now: First, the DOL specifically states that the paid leave under category […]
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) provides certain eligible employers with refundable tax credits that reimburse those employers for the cost of paying the paid sick and family leave wages as required by FFCRA. After almost two weeks, the IRS has released extensive guidance on the refundable tax credits, including 66 FAQ questions. […]
The SBA and Treasury moments ago released updated information on the new Paycheck Protection Program created by the CARES Act. The program is specifically designed to help small businesses (less than 500 employees) keep their workforce employed by providing an SBA guaranteed loan. The program also provides for forgiveness of the loan proceeds that are […]
Posted on March 31, 2020 by Shanna N. Yonke
In our blog post on estate planning in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Melissa Kampmann and I noted that it isn’t possible to create a valid will in Wisconsin without two witnesses, and it isn’t the best practice to create a will without two witnesses and a notary public. But there’s more to creating […]
Posted on March 30, 2020 by Daniel R. Peters
Businesses often carry insurance to cover losses caused by a variety of events or perils. Restrictions, closures, whether voluntary or not, and policies related to COVID-19 are negatively impacting businesses and affecting bottom lines. As a result, business owners are asking whether they are insured for their losses due to COVID-19 like they might be […]