HELPFUL RESOURCES

COVID-19: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Restart & Recovery Planning: A course from the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

COVID-19 glossary in 12 languages: Prepared by Eriksen Translations

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist: Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

SBIA Business Resources: Small Business Investor Alliance information compiled for small businesses

Situation Summary: The latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 in the U.S.: This page updated by the CDC provides daily statistics on the spread of the virus across the United States.

OSHA/HHS Guidance: Guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19

CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations: Recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of areas where those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 have visited.

Bank and Credit Union Regulators’ Response to COVID-19: Congressional Research Service update

St. Louis City Updates and St. Louis County Updates 

COVID-19 Resources

For 125 years, Greensfelder has been trusted to help our clients and communities weather storms, including historic market shifts. Our talented attorneys continue to work as a fully integrated team, providing practical advice that draws from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. Greensfelder's COVID-19 team stands fully prepared to help businesses and organizations address a range of issues related to the coronavirus outbreak. Our attorneys represent a cross-section of practice areas and industries, drawing on their varied experience to help clients navigate challenging issues.

The list of resources below will be updated as events evolve. Expand the headings below to see items in a specific section:

Business Services, Contracts & Tax

"Senate passes PPP measure increasing flexibility for small business loans" by Phil Stanton and Laura Beckering (June 4, 2020)

"House passes bill aiming to increase flexibility in PPP loan program" by Phil Stanton and Laura Beckering (May 29, 2020)

"Treasury releases rules regarding PPP loan reviews and forgiveness" by Phil Stanton (May 26, 2020)

"Treasury releases form of application for PPP loan forgiveness" by Phil Stanton and Laura Beckering (May 17, 2020)

"Treasury provides new guidance on enforcement of economic need certification" by Phil Stanton (May 13, 2020)

"PPP loans: Risk management suggestions" by Phil Stanton (May 11, 2020)

"IRS Reduces Benefit of PPP Loans – Provides Notice that Expenses Funded with Forgiven Loans are not Deductible" by Phil Stanton and Jay Nathanson (May 1, 2020)

"Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection: The final option for municipalities?" by Randall Scherck, Sheldon Stock and Peter Mueller (April 30, 2020)

"PPP loan expansion moves ahead as Treasury provides guidance on certification of necessity" by Phil Stanton (April 23, 2020)

"COVID-19: Implications on Illinois Contract Law and the Doctrine of Commercial Frustration" in the Illinois State Bar Association Real Property newsletter by Thad Felton (April 21, 2020)

"When does the doctrine of impossibility of performance apply in Illinois?" by Thad Felton (April 10, 2020)

Interview with Phil Stanton, “Forgivable Loans For Small Businesses Offer Small Toehold For Retail” in WWD (April 9, 2020)

"FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program loans: The SBA’s interpretation of the CARES Act" by Laura Beckering and Phil Stanton (April 8, 2020)

"COVID-19’s effect on contracts governed by Missouri law: Commercial frustration" by Clark Hedger (April 7, 2020)

"CARES Act comes to the rescue of taxpayers under economic distress as a result of COVID-19" by Jay Nathanson (April 2, 2020)

“COVID-19 Implications on Illinois Contract Law: The Doctrine of ‘Commercial Frustration’” by Thad Felton (March 31, 2020)

"Paycheck Protection Program Loans under the CARES Act" by Phil Stanton (March 27, 2020)

"SBA coronavirus disaster loans: Is your business eligible?" by Carson Maricle (March 27, 2020)

"Do your company’s financing agreements contain provisions that require you to provide MAE disclosures to your lenders?" by Phil Stanton and Ed Chod (March 26, 2020)

"IRS provides further guidance on relief for taxpayers affected by coronavirus" by Heather Mehta (March 25, 2020)

"Tax credits and other tax relief as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act" on the SimplyHR blog by Jay Nathanson and Cassie Barr (March 20, 2020) 

"COVID-19 Contract Considerations for Businesses: Force Majeure and Other Noteworthy Provisions"  (March 17, 2020)

Construction

"Construction suspension in light of the COVID-19 outbreak" on the Nuts & Bolts Construction Law Blog by Emily Hermreck and Michael Wilson (March 27, 2020)

"Construction contracts and coronavirus complications: Will force majeure hold?" on the Nuts & Bolts Construction Law Blog by Emily Hermreck (March 18, 2020)

Employee Benefits

"Using COVID-19 disaster relief funds to assist employees" on the Plans, Perks & Pay blog by Doug Neville (April 9, 2020)

"The impact of the CARES Act on retirement plans" on the Plans, Perks & Pay blog by Jessica Curtis (March 30, 2020)

Employment & Labor

"Summer camp closed due to COVID-19?  Employees may be entitled to paid leave under FFCRA" on the SimplyHR blog by Chris Bailey

"Return to Work:  Critical Legal and Safety Issues for Nonprofit Arts Organizations" webinar by Amy Blaisdell and Jill Luft (May 22, 2020)

"Understanding OSHA's new guidance for employers in recording cases of COVID-19" on the SimplyHR blog by Jill Luft (May 21, 2020)

"St. Louis City and County roll ahead with first phase of reopening" on the SimplyHR blog by Amy Blaisdell (May 19, 2020)

"DOL gives additional FFCRA guidance on calculating paid leave, hours worked and rate of pay" on the SimplyHR blog (May 11, 2020)

"Return to Work: Critical Information for Employers as Employees Come Back to the Workplace" webinar (May 4, 2020)
(Note: On May 19, 2020, the OSHA Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 dated April 10, 2020 and previously discussed in this webinar was rescinded. Effective May 26, 2020, all covered employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if it is a confirmed case, the case is work-related, and the case involves one or more of the general recording criteria.)

Interview with Amy Blaisdell, “What workers and employers should know as Missouri businesses reopen” on KSDK (April 27, 2020)

"COVID-19: How Employers can Manage the Outbreak" Arch Grants webinar by Molly Batsch and Lauren Harris (April 15, 2020) (recording available here)

"FFCRA documentation requirements for employers: What to ask for, what to document, and what to keep" on the SimplyHR blog by Jill Luft and Lauren Harris (April 14, 2020) 

"EEOC addresses ongoing questions about COVID-19, the ADA and other EEO laws" on the SimplyHR blog by Lauren Harris (April 10, 2020) 

"Navigating the FFCRA and Paycheck Protection Program" webinar (April 6, 2020)

"U.S. Department of Labor issues additional FFCRA guidance" on the SimplyHR blog by Chris Bailey (April 4, 2020)

Interview with Lauren Daming, “DOL Issues Guidance on FLSA Issues Related to COVID-19” in Workest (April 3, 2020)

"What’s new in the DOL’s temporary regulations implementing the FFCRA?" on the SimplyHR blog by Lauren Daming, Katie Fechte, Lauren Harris and Jill Luft  (April 2, 2020)

"Missouri and Illinois ease unemployment benefit requirements" on the SimplyHR blog by Lauren Harris (April 2, 2020) 

"Focal points of the DOL’s second and third Q&A sets and (very) temporary grace period for good-faith violations of FFCRA" on the SimplyHR blog by Jill Luft (March 29, 2020) 

Interview with Scott Cruz, “As COVID-19 roils workplaces, here’s how to navigate employee and employer rights” in the Chicago Tribune (March 27, 2020)

Interview with Amy Blaisdell, "Construction Employers, Attorneys Await Details on Expanded Leave Provisions" in Saint Louis Construction News and Review (March 26, 2020)

"Employers: Do you know about the FFCRA posters?" on the SimplyHR blog (March 25, 2020) 

"DOL announces first guidance on paid leave under Families First Coronavirus Response Act" on the SimplyHR blog by Lauren Daming (March 25, 2020) 

Interview with Molly Batsch, “Weathering Coronavirus: Furloughs, Layoffs or Pay Cuts?” on SHRM.org (March 23, 2020)

"Tax credits and other tax relief as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act" on the SimplyHR blog by Jay Nathanson and Cassie Barr (March 20, 2020) 

"President Trump signs legislation extending paid sick leave and emergency Family and Medical Leave" on the SimplyHR blog by Amy Blaisdell (March 18, 2020)

"Congress passes legislation on expanding paid sick leave, FMLA" on the SimplyHR blog by Amy Blaisdell (March 18, 2020)

"Employers: Do you know your responsibilities for recording cases of COVID-19?" on the SimplyHR blog (March 17, 2020)

"COVID-19 Q&A: What Employers Should Know" on the SimplyHR blog by Scott Cruz (March 16, 2020)

"How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act would impact employers" on the SimplyHR blog by Amy Blaisdell (March 16, 2020)

"Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Five Questions and Answers for Employers"  by Scott Cruz, published by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce (March 13, 2020)

"Quick tips for employers as coronavirus outbreak continues" featuring an interview with Amy Blaisdell, published by HR Dive (Feb. 7, 2020)

Environmental

"Environmental enforcement: What happens when the COVID-19 pandemic is over?" by Matthew Cohn (April 7, 2020)

"EPA outlines expectations for environmental compliance during pandemic" by Matthew Cohn (March 26, 2020)

"COVID-19 and safe drinking water" by Matthew Cohn (March 23, 2020)

Insurance Coverage

"Business interruption insurance and COVID-19 (Congressional Response Update)" by Greg Mollett (April 22, 2020)

"Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19: A Deeper Dive" by Greg Mollett (April 3, 2020)

"Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19: An Overview" by Greg Mollett (April 2, 2020)

Intellectual Property

"The impact of COVID-19 on the intellectual property legal landscape" by Mark Stallion (April 27, 2020)

"Pilot program offers prioritized examination for some COVID-19 related patent applications" by Mark Stallion (May 20, 2020)

Franchising & Distribution

"Financial Performance Representations in light of COVID-19" on the Franchising & Distribution Law Blog by Leonard Vines (June 23, 2020)

"More states make accommodations for franchise filings" on the Franchising & Distribution Law Blog by Beata Krakus (March 27, 2020)

"Virginia extends franchise registrations and exemptions" on the Franchising & Distribution Law Blog by Beata Krakus (March 19, 2020)

"Franchise renewal season and COVID-19: Maryland grants partial renewal extension" on the Franchising & Distribution Law Blog by Beata Krakus (March 18, 2020)

Health Care

"HHS extends deadline for Provider Relief Fund attestations"on the Health Care Today blog (May 8, 2020)

Interview with Kathy Butler, “Triage complications resulting from COVID-19” in Physicians Practice (April 10, 2020)

The CARES Act And Its Impact on Health Care” on the Health Care Today blog by Sanja Ord and Kathy Butler (April 1, 2020)

"FAQs clarify relaxed HIPAA rules for telehealth in COVID-19 emergency" on the Health Care Today blog by Lucie Huger (March 25, 2020)

"Criminals exploit COVID-19 outbreak with counterfeit personal protective equipment" on the Health Care Today blog by Kathy Butler (March 24, 2020)

"COVID-19 update: Waiver of cost-sharing obligations for telehealth services" on the Health Care Today blog by Sanja Ord (March 19, 2020)

"WHO’s on first? The World Health Organization and other players fighting the COVID-19 pandemic" by Jared Manse, Ph.D. (March 19, 2020)

"HHS issues limited waiver of HIPAA sanctions and penalties during nationwide public health emergency" on the Health Care Today blog by Kathy Butler (March 17, 2020)

"EMTALA in the age of coronavirus: CMS releases new guidance" on the Health Care Today blog by Jeff Herman (March 17, 2020)

Privacy & Data Security/Consumer Protection

"FBI offers new warning, tips for avoiding business email scams" by Lucie Huger (April 9, 2020)

"Don’t let Alexa zoom you into trouble: Tips and traps for businesses working remotely" by Erv Switzer and Mary Ann Wymore (April 8, 2020)

"Phishing emails and other COVID-19 scams: Don’t be a victim!" by Erv Switzer and Ronnie White (March 17, 2020)

Real Estate

"Residential Real Estate Transactions: Navigating Challenges During the Pandemic" by Greg Mollett (April 13, 2020)

"What are the requirements for remote notarization in Missouri?" by Hunter Rouse (April 9, 2020)

Interview with Greg Mollett, "Will the virus get you out of your commercial lease? It's complicated, St. Louis lawyers say" in the St. Louis Business Journal (March 27, 2020)

"Potential impacts of social distancing and shelter-in-place on commercial real estate" by Greg Mollett (March 25, 2020)

Trade Secrets

"COVID-19’s next wave of implications: 10 best practices for protecting trade secrets" by Chris Pickett and Caitlin Meyers (April 16, 2020)

Trusts & Estates

"I received a stimulus payment for my deceased family member … now what?" by Nina Windsor (May 28, 2020)

"What are the requirements for remote notarization in Missouri?" by Hunter Rouse (April 9, 2020)

Gift Tax Return Filing and Payment Deadline is Extended to July 15, 2020” on the Preservation blog by Keith Grissom (April 1, 2020)

"CARES Act brings changes to incentivize charitable giving" on the Preservation blog by Keith Grissom (March 31, 2020)

"Illinois governor’s executive order provides guidance on remote notarization" on the Preservation blog by Garry Reuter, Jr. (March 27, 2020)

Firm Updates

Greensfelder Alumni Update (April 16, 2020)

COVID-19 Business Operations Update From Greensfelder (March 16, 2020)

If you have questions related to your business or organization's response to COVID-19, please reach out to an attorney in our Employment & Labor Practice Group or your regular Greensfelder contact to be connected with our team. 

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