HELPFUL RESOURCES

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.

COVID-19 Resources

Greensfelder's COVID-19 team aims 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

"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" by Dan Ritter (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)

Consumer Protection

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

Employee Benefits

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

Employment & Labor

"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, Jill Luft and Dan Ritter (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 by Dan Ritter (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 by Dan Ritter (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

"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: A Deeper Dive" by Greg Mollett (April 3, 2020)

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

Franchising & Distribution

"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

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)

Real Estate

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)

Trusts & Estates

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

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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