Publications
PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Passes Congress: Covered Period Increased for Up to 24 Weeks Among Other Changes Useful for Some But Not All Borrowers

PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Passes Congress: Covered Period Increased for Up to 24 Weeks Among Other Changes Useful for Some But Not All Borrowers

On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed H.R. 7010 (previously passed by the House on May 28, 2020) entitled the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPPFA”). Once signed into law by the President, the PPPFA will amend the CARES Act in several meaningful ways. The highest profile change is to the definition of “covered period”...

read more
Get Closer With Your Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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...

read more

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...

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

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

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 orders—as well as the suburban regions of Milwaukee County, which...

read more

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 couple other executive orders...

read more

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...

read more