On April 21, 2020, Ray Rinkol and Natalie Clouse presented “The FFCRA and Other COVID-19 Considerations for Employers To view the presentation click the headline listed above or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1wBZxzOWOI&feature=youtu.be .
Although Iowa has not enacted a “stay-home” or “closure of non-essential businesses” order, many states (including states bordering Iowa such as Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin) have issued them. These orders may impact operations for clients who have activities or a presence in states which have issued them. This update will discuss the typical components Continue reading
SBA & Treasury Department Press Release In a press release dated March 31, 2020, the Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) and the Treasury Department released additional details regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), the new loan program aimed to provide relief to small businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Notable updates: The SBA and the Treasury Continue reading
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, contains two significant provisions regarding leave associated with COVID-19. First, the Act provides employees with up to 80 hours of paid sick leave. Second, the Act expands the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to include up to 12 Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a notice that must be posted by each covered employer pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): FFCRA Notice
On Friday, March 27th, the government passed and signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). The CARES Act provides small businesses with economic relief in the form of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) administered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The PPP offers emergency loans to small businesses Continue reading
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, clients may need to familiarize themselves with an oft-overlooked contractual provision – the “force majeure” clause. This update will discuss force majeure events and force majeure clauses and explain contractual parties’ obligations if a force majeure event occurs. What is a force majeure event, and what is a force majeure Continue reading
Guidance for Employers in Light of COVID-19 With the coronavirus (COVID-19) now declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and confirmed cases in the United States, including Iowa, employers must develop policies and strategies to keep their workplaces safe. Below we provide guidance and resources for employers as they react to this evolving issue. General Continue reading