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New SBA Payroll Protection Program under the CARES Act

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: April 2nd, 2020

By: Denise D. Dell-Powell

Relief for Small Business and Non-Profits A well-known part of the CARES Act is the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), which establishes a new SBA loan that can be forgiven if done properly.  Generally, businesses with less than 500 employees are eligible, also certain businesses with less than 500 employees per location – no collateral or […]

Force Majeure: COVID-19 and a Look Back at the Great Influenza of 1918 – Part Two

Published: March 31st, 2020

By: Thomas P. Wert

COVID-19 and Force Majeure Today My colleague Gabe was waiting for an answer from me as to whether his commercial tenant could legally stop paying rent during the COVID-19 crisis under a force majeure theory.  I told him the force majeure analysis today generally would not be much different than during the Great Influenza of […]

Force Majeure: COVID-19 and a Look Back at the Great Influenza of 1918 – Part One

Published: March 30th, 2020

By: Thomas P. Wert

About a half an hour after Orange County, Florida issued Emergency Executive Order No. 2020-04, shuttering all non-essential businesses in Central Florida, my colleague Gabe sent me a text, “My commercial tenant just served me with a force majeure notice!  Can he do that?”  Apparently, Gabe’s tenant is attempting to be excused from the payment […]

CARES: Frequently Asked Questions

Dean Mead Attorney Denise D. Dell-Powell
Published: March 27th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick Denise D. Dell-Powell

How will loan forgiveness work? The loan will be made by a bank, and after June 30 (or later if the federal government extends the covered period), the borrower will submit a request and documentation of the covered payroll costs, mortgage and/or rent payments and utilities.  The bank must consider and respond to the request […]

Updated – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed: What Employers Need To Know

Published: March 26th, 2020

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA). The Department of Labor has clarified the effective to be April 1, 2020. This is one of several relief acts addressing relief due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. [1] For employers and employees, three provisions of the FFCRA have immediate impact. Division […]

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed: What Employers Need to Know

Published: March 19th, 2020

By: Nichole M. Mooney

Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA). The FFCRA was sent to the Senate, with some amendments to the original bill. It was passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020; it becomes effective in fifteen days, on April 2, […]