Publications

Get Closer With Your Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Timothy J. Feldhausen Contracts with customers, vendors, or other parties are a normal part of doing business.  Most businesses are party to numerous contracts and although it may seem that contracts are fairly standard documents, the reality is that each individual document is its own legally binding arrangement.  The parties to contracts often customize…

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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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Local Safer At Home Orders Changed Rapidly After Statewide Order Struck Down; Businesses Encouraged to Review Local Orders Regularly to Ensure Compliance

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel After the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the statewide Safer At Home order on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, a number of local governments, at the county, city, and village levels, began issuing their own Safer At Home orders. By Wednesday evening, Brown and Dane Counties had issued…

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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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Local Safer at Home Orders — Can They do That? — Legally?

By: James M. Kalny On May 13, 2020 the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a split decision, struck down the Executive Order 28 Safer at Home (SAH).  The same day the decision was announced counties and some municipalities started enacting their own health orders.  In several cases the orders simply stated that the SAH and a…

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Businesses Must Be Aware of Local Safer At Home Orders, Including Those in Brown, Dane, Kenosha, and Rock Counties, Parts of Milwaukee County, and the Cities of Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel May 15, 2020, 4:00 PM Update This article was originally published the morning of May 14, 2020, and was accurate as of the time of publishing.  Since publication, a number of additional counties and local governments have implemented Safer At Home Orders.  Additionally, a number of counties…

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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…

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