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COVID-19 – Contractual Breaches and Force Majeure

Business contract breaches are on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic and our firm is seeing a rise in contract disputes leading to business litigation.  Unfortunately, as the coronavirus continues to disrupt business, more and more companies and individuals will struggle to perform their contractual obligations.  The applicability of force majeure clauses—and whether or not [...]

COVID-19 – Contractual Breaches and Force Majeure2020-06-20T12:44:14+00:00

COVID-19 Stimulus Loans for Businesses

The sweeping coronavirus aid package set for a House vote today provides $349 billion for the Small Business Administration to guarantee loans to small businesses. The legislation calls for the loan money to be distributed using the existing framework of the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. The 7(a) program is a joint partnership between private [...]

COVID-19 Stimulus Loans for Businesses2020-06-20T12:44:14+00:00

COVID-19: Payroll Tax Credits For Small Businesses

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses The US Treasury Department, IRS and Department of Labor issued a joint announcement that small and midsize employers can take advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar for dollar, for the cost of [...]

COVID-19: Payroll Tax Credits For Small Businesses2020-06-20T12:44:14+00:00

COVID-19: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)

Economic Relief Plan for Small Business The Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act is Division A of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT).  The CARES Act is 880 pages long, consisting of several different Divisions and Titles: A. Division A—Keeping Workers Paid and Employed, Health Care System Enhancements, and Economic [...]

COVID-19: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT)2020-06-20T12:44:14+00:00

COVID-19: SBA Disaster Loan Eligibility and Application Assistance

SBA’s Disaster Declaration Makes Loans Available Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA [...]

COVID-19: SBA Disaster Loan Eligibility and Application Assistance2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

COVID-19 Update: EEOC Updates Pandemic Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update to its 2009 pandemic guidance, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA.” The updated guidance advises employers that: Employers should follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as state and local public health authorities on how best to slow the spread [...]

COVID-19 Update: EEOC Updates Pandemic Guidance2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

Effective April 2, 2020: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Takes

On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which President Trump signed last night and will become effective April 2, 2020. The below is a general summary and is not intended to be entirely comprehensive. The following is a brief overview of the Act: Expanded Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) [...]

Effective April 2, 2020: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Takes2020-03-22T13:14:00+00:00

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15

IRS extends tax filing deadline to July 15 as coronavirus spreads, Mnuchin says More relief for individuals and small businesses.  Key Points - The Internal Revenue Services moved the national income tax filing day ahead to July 15, three months after the normal deadline for Americans to send in their returns. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin [...]

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 152020-03-20T15:32:28+00:00

COVID 19 – Disaster Relief: Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

For those small business in Chicago that have been economically impacted by COVID-19, a Fund has been set up by the City of Chicago for low interest loans for up to five years.  To request further information regarding this Fund, click on the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19Chicago.  Once completed, a representative will reach out to you [...]

COVID 19 – Disaster Relief: Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Illinois

UPDATE AS OF 3-19-20 U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS INDIANA Declaration 16348 (Disaster: IN-00073) Incident:  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) occurring: January 31, 2020 & continuing Date: 03/18/2020   All counties within the State of Indiana; the contiguous  Illinois counties of:  Clark, Cook, Crawford, Edgar, Gallatin, Iroquois, Kankakee, Lawrence, Vermilion, Wabash, White, [...]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Illinois2020-06-20T12:44:15+00:00