Publications

DFI Licensed Lenders and Payday Lenders Should Be Cautious During COVID-19 Crisis

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel On March 18, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (“DFI”) issued emergency guidance to licensed lenders and payday lenders cautioning them from increasing customary interest rates, fees, or any costs of borrowing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. DFI explicitly warned that increases...

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School District COVID-19 Update and Resources

By: Robert W. Burns and Abby S. Busler The current COVID-19 health emergency has confronted school districts with a wide variety of serious challenges.  The purpose of this article is to compile useful information pertaining to several key recurring topics and serve as a reference tool.  Italicized items are excerpts from the source documents...

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COVID-19 Student Loan Impact and COVID-19 Free Testing

COVID-19 Student Loan Impact and COVID-19 Free Testing

(1) COVID-19 Student Loan Impact As many Americans throughout the country participate in self-quarantine, mortgage and rent payments, heat and electricity payments and student loans continue to weigh heavily on smaller paychecks. In response to many citizens working a reduced schedule or temporarily losing employment, during this time of...

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Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19

By: Brian J. Pfeil and Christopher M. Meuler The restrictions put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19 – such as limiting crowd size, closing restaurants and taverns, and shuttering of professional sports leagues - are critically stressing many of your businesses. One possible form of relief to the financial stress is insurance coverage,...

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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 of all...

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COVID-19 Impact: Considerations for Business Shutdown Preparation

By: Ryan M. Spott and Joseph E. Tierney IV As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to heighten, many business owners are faced with making the extremely difficult decision to close their doors in an effort to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.  Such decisions can trigger wage and hour factors, supply chain ripple effects and...

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