Business Law

  • Congress Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: Key Changes to PPP Program

    June 4, 2020

    The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which modifies the Paycheck Protection Program implemented as part of the CARES Act. H.R. 7010’s Key Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program Extending the “Covered Period” definition of the program from June 30, 2020, to […]

  • Successful Staffing After COVID-19 Closure

    May 21, 2020

    WE CAN OPEN! NOW WHAT? Michigan employers that are allowed to reopen their businesses after a COVID-19 shutdown face many issues in re-introducing their employees to the workplace. The following major issues should be on all employer’s radar during the call back process to ensure successful staffing. Compliance with Executive Order 2020-91   As explained […]

  • Five Steps to Resume Michigan Business Operations

    May 19, 2020

    On the heels of the auto industry and manufacturing returning to work, it is widely expected that other Michigan employers will be allowed to resume operations in the next few weeks. Each business that is allowed to resume operations has a number of steps that it must address in order to comply with State and […]

  • Manufacturing Disinfectants 101: An Introduction to Regulatory Requirements

    May 4, 2020

    Since the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a rush to enter the disinfectant industry to seize upon the significant need but short supply of disinfectant products. Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and individual states regulate disinfectants as pesticides, so many entering this market for the first time are quickly discovering the complicated steps […]

  • Stay Home, Stay Safe 3.0: What you Need to Know

    April 24, 2020

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued her third “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-59, extending it until May 15th. Executive Order 2020-21 (first “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order) required businesses to suspend operations if workers had to leave their homes in order to do their jobs, and required individuals to stay at home other than to […]

  • Business, Interrupted: Does Insurance Cover Your Business Losses Due to COVID-19?

    April 20, 2020

    If your business has business interruption insurance and has shut down due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are at least three steps you should take now in order to understand what coverage your policy may provide and to protect any possible rights you may have. Three Critical Factors to Understand Your Business Interruption Insurance […]

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Evictions

    April 16, 2020

    The most likely impact of the economic shutdown due to COVID-19 will be a rise in evictions, loan defaults and bankruptcy filings.  While financial institutions, lessors and suppliers can be expected to work with many of their clients during this crisis, it is anticipated that not all businesses will survive. Last week, Crain’s Detroit reported […]

  • IRS People First Initiative Temporarily Adjusts Tax Compliance Programs

    April 6, 2020

    The Internal Revenue Service announced The People First Initiative (IRS Notice 2020-59) which seeks to provide relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions as a response to financial hardships caused by COVID-19. The temporary changes include postponing certain payments related to Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise, […]

  • DOL Issues Temporary Rule to Provide Further Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    April 3, 2020

    The DOL has issued a temporary rule providing further guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). While the temporary rule is not yet final and its terms may change, it expands and clarifies prior guidance regarding implementation of and compliance with FFCRA. Must an employer compensate an employee teleworking for all time between […]

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Transactions

    April 2, 2020

    While businesses close and the economy slows due to COVID-19, questions about obligations in real estate transactions and real property agreements continue to grow. Many parties may find themselves unable to meet their obligations because of the restrictions imposed by Executive Order 2020-21. Numerous companies and service providers supporting a real estate transaction are finding […]

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