Federal Bank Regulators Issue New Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Facility

By: Ellen Hames | 04.10.2020

  Type of Action: Interim Final Rule Issued By: Department of Treasury Office of Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”), the Board of Governors of the Read…

Main Street Lending Program

By: Amy Johnson | 04.09.2020

  The U.S. Treasury released information today on its Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”).  Many at this point are familiar with the Paycheck Protection Program Read…

Do Health Care Providers Have Legal Immunity When Treating COVID-19 Patients?

By: Ingrid Johnson | 04.09.2020

  On April 1, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order granting legal immunity for health care providers treating patients with COVID-19.  This order Read…

Near Term Legislative Relief for Renewable Energy Projects Unlikely, Focus Shifts to Treasury

By: Sheila Tipton | 04.09.2020

  When Congress was considering its COVID-19 economic stimulus package last month, renewable energy advocates pressed for relief from the economic hardships created by the Read…

COVID-19 – Additional Employer Funding Sources

By: Cynthia Boyle Lande | 04.09.2020

  Many businesses are asking questions about new SBA loans available under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Oftentimes businesses are not aware of other new Read…

Rapid Testing – What Employers Need to Know

By: Jennifer Lindberg | 04.08.2020

  The FDA is granting unprecedented flexibility to labs to develop and offer COVID-19 tests across the country.  As one example, Abbott recently announced a Read…

Is Your Business at Risk for Coronavirus Lawsuits, and What Can You Do NOW To Avoid It?

By: Michael Dee | 04.06.2020

  Whether you are a small business, large business or even a government entity, are you ready (or preparing your business) for the onslaught of Read…

Interim Final Rule Issued for Paycheck Protection Program April 3, 2020

By: Ellen Hames | 04.03.2020

  On April 3, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration issued an Interim Final Rule regarding the Paycheck Protection Program, accessible here: https://content.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/PPP--IFRN%20FINAL.pdf (the “Rules”).  Read…

H-1B Lottery Concluded – Petitions May Be Filed Beginning April 1

By: Caitlin Klingenberg | 04.03.2020

  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced earlier this week that the H-1B electronic registration process and the FY2021 lottery has concluded. Employers are Read…

Relaxed Regulations for Food and Beverage Sales

By: Jennifer Lindberg | 04.03.2020

  As restaurants, bars, and breweries struggle to adjust to our new social-distancing normal, the state has relaxed some of the regulations on how these Read…

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