Manufacturing

COVID-19 Waivers: Can They Reduce Your Business Risk?

By: Lisa Kleiner Wood and Ethan C. Geis As states begin to reopen and loosen restrictions on public gatherings and business closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, business managers, event coordinators, and property owners are seeking to get back to a semblance of normalcy. However, at least in the near term, it appears that…

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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…

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

By: Lawrence J. Glusman 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…

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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…

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Wisconsin Offers Legal Protection for Those Manufacturing Emergency Medical Supplies

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel On April 15, 2020, Governor Evers signed into law Wisconsin’s first state-wide legislative response to the COVID-19 crisis: 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 (the “Act”).  The new Act provides civil immunity to specific individuals or companies for death or injury to a person caused by the “emergency medical…

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Guidance to Manufacturers in Managing Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel As the COVID-19 crisis continues for the foreseeable future, manufacturers will become the life-line of our country for two reasons.  First, manufacturers will be relied upon to produce much needed supplies, both medical and home-essential supplies.  Second, manufacturers will be critical to keeping the supply chains from…

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New Limits on Gatherings and Private Businesses in Wisconsin

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel Executive Order #5 This afternoon, Governor Evers and Secretary Palm of the Department of Health Services issued Emergency Order #5 (“EO #5”) in a further attempt to restrict the spread of COVID-19.  EO #5 restricts mass gatherings of 10 or more people and will substantially impact businesses…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chain Contracts and Responding to Force Majeure Claims

By: Joseph E. Tierney IV Has COVID-19, the coronavirus, caused supply chain problems for your business?  Review your contracts for a “force majeure” clause.  A force majeure clause is a common provision in contracts.  It is a contractual provision allocating the risk of loss if performance becomes impossible or impracticable, especially as a result of…

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