Construction
35th Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards

35th Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards

Davis|Kuelthau Employment and Litigation attorney, Laurie E. Meyer, has been invited to speak at the 35th Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards. She will present, Changes to Medical Leave in the COVID Age, a virtual program on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11:30 AM CST. The Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards is Wisconsin’s premier conference for small,...

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CDC’s Detailed Guidance to Reopen Businesses

By: Abby S. Busler The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) has issued 60 pages of detailed guidance to reopen businesses, health care facilities and providers, schools, transit, and other industries. This guidance also provides information regarding testing and data to assist with exposure and risk concerns for those industries. The following is an overview of the topics addressed in the newly...

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Webinar | Building Business: Getting Work and Legal Issues During a Pandemic

Webinar | Building Business: Getting Work and Legal Issues During a Pandemic

Webinar | May 21 | 10:30 AM Despite the global pandemic, construction projects are moving forward across the state of Wisconsin. With Safer at Home set to expire in Wisconsin on May 26, it’s more important than ever to keep your employees safe on the job site and in the office, while focusing on obtaining future work in this new environment. Join us on May 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM for a...

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SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions: Lays Out Calculation Process and Clarifies Some Open Questions

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions: Lays Out Calculation Process and Clarifies Some Open Questions

On May 15, 2020, the SBA and the Treasury Department released the long-awaited Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and detailed instructions. They also announced that additional regulations and guidance would soon issue to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to assist lenders with their responsibilities. The SBA explained that the...

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Safer At Home Overruled – Is It Business As Usual?

By: Kathy L. Nusslock Part I of Our Business Liability Series on Returning to Work On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the Secretary-designee of the Department of Health Services (DHS) failed to follow emergency rule procedures and exceeded her authority when she issued Emergency Order #28, ordering everyone to stay home, closing all "non-essential" businesses, prohibiting private...

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Wisconsin’s New Safer At Home Order Alters Restrictions on Businesses

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel On April 16, 2020, Governor Evers and the Department of Health Services issued an extension to the Safer At Home Order. Emergency Order #28 will begin on April 24, 2020, and will continue until May 26, 2020, at 8 a.m., unless altered. The extended Order provides new restrictions on the number of individuals allowed in retail stores at any point in time....

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To Keep Your Real Estate Deals Moving, Consider a Pause Provision

Within less than a month, the outbreak of COVID-19, and government countermeasures deployed to blunt its effect, has brought a vibrant economy grinding to a halt. In particular, what was a lively commercial real estate market buttressed by strong economic fundamentals, only weeks ago, is beginning to slow due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. At the individual deal level, parties are...

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Anticipatory Breach of Contracts May Become More Common in a Time of Uncertainty

Anticipatory Breach of Contracts May Become More Common in a Time of Uncertainty

By: Timothy J.  Feldhausen The term “anticipatory breach” or “anticipatory repudiation” does not come up very often outside of the courtroom, but in this time of COVID-19 and disrupted supply chains around the world, it deserves a closer look.  Anticipatory breach occurs when a party to a contract demonstrates, either through its words or its actions, that it does not intend to comply with one...

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Proceed, Pause or Be Damned?  Immediate Construction Contract Considerations for Owners and Contractors

Proceed, Pause or Be Damned? Immediate Construction Contract Considerations for Owners and Contractors

By: Matthew R. McClean COVID-19 is causing many of us to alter expectations. Many in the construction industry are confronting this reality and need to prepare for the potential legal implications. Construction businesses are looking at three significant, interrelated issues from virus’ impact: labor (having healthy, able workers available in the time of social distancing and keeping them safe);...

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Emergency Use of Remote Online Notarization

By: Joseph E. Tierney IV Update: The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) issued emergency guidance on remote notarizations last week.  Such emergency guidance referenced certain types of estate planning documents and included citations to state statutes addressing certain types of estate planning documents.  The Department has reconsidered its initial guidance and, as of March 20, 2020,...

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