What’s New: Latest Insights & Guidance

09/21/20 – Newsletter
New California Leave Law Impacts All Companies with 5 or More Employees; And New COVID-19 Law for Large Employers
Labor & Employment Alert
Contact: James Y. Wu


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09/14/20 – Newsletter
DOL Issues Revised FFCRA Regulations Following Court Ruling
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Otto W. Immel, Alexis Barkis


08/25/20 – Newsletter
Small Businesses May Be Able to Retroactively Amend Bankruptcy Petition Under the Small Business Reorganization Act
Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditor's Rights Alert
Contacts: Lauren Beslow, Hailey A. Varner


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08/13/20– Newsletter
Financial Advisor Litigation Goes Digital in the Age of COVID-19
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Alert
Contacts: Jonathan W. Hackbarth, Lauren E. Stine, Jordan D. Maglich, Amy L. Lenz


08/05/20 – Newsletter
Immediate Action Required for Employers Seeking Relief From Unemployment Insurance Benefits Charged to Their Accounts Due to COVID-19
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Sean M. Scullen, Tyler Roth


08/05/20 – Newsletter
Executive Order Aimed Toward Spurring Federal Changes That Will Support Access to Telehealth Post-Pandemic
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contact: Katea M. Ravega


07/30/20 – Newsletter
Governor Evers Issues Statewide Face Covering Mandate; Legal Challenges Expected
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Sean M. Scullen, Tyler Roth, Brenna M. Wildt


07/27/20 – Newsletter
CDC Updates Isolation Guidelines; COVID-positive Employees May Return to Work Sooner
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Otto W. Immel, Brenna M. Wildt


07/22/20 – Newsletter
PPP Forgiveness Endangers Expense Deductions
Tax Law Alert
Contacts: Patricia A. Hintz, Christie R. Galinski


07/09/20 – Newsletter
Virginia Leads the Way in COVID-19 Occupational Safety Requirements by Proposing Emergency Temporary Standards
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Hans P. Riede, Sarah A. Belger, Christian Yingling


07/07/20 – Newsletter
Navigating COVID-19 Summer Employment Issues
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Judith A. William-Killackey, Otto W. Immel, Steve Kruzel


07/07/20 – Newsletter
Breakdown of IRS Deadline Extensions Due to COVID-19
Tax Alert
Contacts: Patricia A. Hintz, Christie R. Galinski


06/25/20 – Newsletter
A Round Up of Recent, Significant Employee Benefit Plan Developments
Employee Benefits Alert
Contacts: Michael C. Wieber, Carolyn M. McAllister, John L. Barlament


06/24/20 – Newsletter
OSHA Issues New Guidance for Reopening Nonessential Businesses
OSHA Client Alert
Contacts: Cynthia A. Faur, Lauren R. Harpke, Christopher L. Nickels


06/18/20 – Newsletter
“Paycheck Protection” Loans: SBA Advises on How to Ask for Forgiveness
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord, Liz E. Peebles


06/11/20 – Newsletter
“Paycheck Protection” Loans: Congress Provides Borrowers With More Flexibility
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord, Liz E. Peebles


06/08/20 – Newsletter
Chicago Delays Private Suits Under Fair Workweek Ordinance Until 2021, Law Still Effective July 1st
Labor & Employment Alert
Contact: Brian A. Hartstein


06/08/20 – Newsletter
Financial Advisor Litigation Goes Digital in the Age of COVID-19
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Alert
Contacts: Jonathan W. Hackbarth, Lauren E. Stine, Jordan D. Maglich, Amy L. Lenz


06/04/20 – Newsletter
Chicago's COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance Impacts Employer Reopening Plans
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Gary R. Clark, Kaitlin M. Phillips


06/04/20 – Newsletter
Treasury Provides Updated Guidance and FAQs on the Use of CARES Act Title V Funding: Tribes Must Comply with Uniform Administrative Requirements
Indian Law and Policy Alert
Contact: Pilar M. Thomas


06/01/20 – Newsletter
The Paycheck Protection Program & COVID-19 Fraud Investigations
White Collar Crime and Internal Investigations Alert
Contacts: Luke Cass, Hector J. Diaz, Tiffany J. Li, Christopher J. Frisina


05/27/20 – Newsletter
Emerging Trends in Commercial Mortgage Lending During COVID-19
Real Estate Alert
Contacts: Rasha Elganzouri Gad, Everett S. Ward


05/26/20 – Newsletter
OSHA Update: Work-Related COVID-19 Cases are Recordable, and Increased In-Person Inspections are on the Horizon
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Lauren R. Harpke, Christopher L. Nickels


05/13/20 – Newsletter
“Paycheck Protection” Loans: SBA Issues More Guidance on the “Necessity” Certification
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord, Liz E. Peebles


05/11/20 – Newsletter
COVID-19: Illinois Executive Order Grants Civil Immunity to Assisted Living Providers
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Mark W. Bina, Jaya F. White, Ryan L. Torres


05/08/20 – Newsletter
USPTO Announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program for Small and Micro Entities
Intellectual Property Alert
Contact: James J Aquilina


05/07/20 – Newsletter
Treasury Begins Distributing CARES Act Title V Funding to Tribes: Establishing an Economic Support Grant Program for Tribal Businesses
Indian Law & Policy Alert
Contact: Pilar M. Thomas


05/04/20 – Newsletter
New Coronavirus Relief for Plan Enrollees Means Extra Work for Plan Sponsors, Insurers and Plan Service Providers
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: John L. Barlament, William J. Toman, John E. Hintz, David P. Olson, Carolyn M. McAllister, Michael C. Wieber, Brooke L. Monahan, Averi A. Niemuth


05/01/20 – Newsletter
Treasury Issues Guidelines for Use of CARES Act Title V Funding: How Tribes Can Prepare to Spend These Funds
Indian Law & Policy Alert
Contact: Pilar M. Thomas


04/30/20 – Newsletter
Plan Now for Workforce Reentry as Shelter-in-Place Orders Come to an End
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Lindsey W. Davis, Steve Kruzel, Otto W. Immel


04/29/20 – Newsletter
Subcontractor Tort Claims Barred Under the Economic Loss Doctrine
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Alert
Contacts: Lauren N. Zenk, David P. Muth


04/28/20 – Newsletter
Civil Immunity Protections for Health Care Providers Serving to Combat COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Edward L. Holloran, III, Ryan L. Torres


04/28/20 – Newsletter
Managing Cyber Risk for Research and Higher Education Institutions During COVID-19 Pandemic
Research Institutions & Higher Education Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Article Series
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Stephen J. Gardner, Sarah A. Erdmann


04/27/20 – Newsletter
USEPA Issues Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Environmental Cleanup Site Field Work Decisions
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Contacts: George J. Marek, Cynthia A. Faur, Jacqueline M. Vidmar, Lauren R. Harpke, Michael S. Mostow, Jeremy A. Lite


04/24/20 – Newsletter
Small Businesses Receive Another Round of SBA Recovery Loans
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord, Liz E. Peebles


04/20/20 – Newsletter
Tribal Businesses Eligible for Loans / Tax Credits Under the CARES Act
Indian Law & Policy Alert
Contact: Pilar M. Thomas


04/20/20 – Newsletter
CARES Act Update: Impact On Commercial Real Estate - Part Two
Real Estate Alert
Contacts: Douglas S. Buck, E Jordan M. Schettle, Isaac J. Roang, Brian D. Anderson, Samantha Skenandore


04/17/20 – Newsletter
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Releases Emergency Order 28
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Ryan L. Van Den Elzen, Judith A. Williams-Killackey, Patrick H. Taylor


04/16/20 – Newsletter
Highlights of the CARES Act - Tribal Governments
Indian Law & Policy Alert 
Contact: Thomas J. Springer


04/16/20 – Newsletter
DEA Temporarily Removes the 'Five Percent Rule'
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Edward D. Rickert, Hunter G. DeKoninck, Christopher T. Dang


04/15/20 – Newsletter
Indian Gaming and COVID-19
Indian Law and Policy Alert
Contact: Jonodev O. Chaudhuri


04/14/20 – Newsletter
Work From Home Presents Privacy and Security Considerations for Research and Higher Education Institutions
Research Institutions & Higher Education Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Article Series
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Stephen J. Gardner


04/14/20 – Newsletter
Additional Filing Extensions for Tax-Exempt Organizations
Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert
Contacts: Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, Corbin J. Morris, Zeljko Popovic


04/10/20 – Newsletter
COVID-19 Exploitations: Malicious Cyber Actors Strike with Pandemic-Related Scams
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Sarah A. Erdmann


04/10/20 – Newsletter
CARES Act Update: Impact on Commercial Real Estate - Part One
Real Estate Alert
Contacts: Douglas S. Buck, Jordan M. Schettle, Isaac J. Roang, Brian D. Anderson, Samantha Skenandore


04/10/20 – Newsletter
HIPAA Flexibility for COVID-19 Testing Sites
Health & Life Sciences
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Rachel H. Weiss


04/10/20 – Newsletter
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Extends Deadlines in Response to COVID-19
Intellectual Property Alert
Contact: Christine M. Hansen


04/09/20 – Newsletter
CDC Issues Guidance on Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Critical Infrastructure
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Otto W. Immel, Brenna M. Wildt


04/09/20 – Newsletter
DEA Issues Final Order Increasing APQs for Certain Controlled Substances
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Edward D. Rickert, Hunter G. DeKoninck


04/09/20 – Newsletter
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outlines its COVID-19 Environmental Compliance Process
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Alert
Contacts: George J. Marek, Cynthia A. Faur, Lauren R. Harpke


04/07/20 – Newsletter
Long-Term Care Providers: CMS Blanket Waivers and Guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health on Hospital Discharges
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Stephanie M. Moon


04/07/20 – Newsletter
“Paycheck Protection Program” Loans: SBA Guidance Continues to Trickle Out, Provides Potential Opportunity for Applicants with Foreign Operations
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord, Liz Peebles


04/07/20 – Newsletter
Paycheck Protection Program Update: Many Religious Organizations Exempt from SBA Affiliation Rules (and Other Good News!)
Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert
Contacts: Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, Corbin J. Morris, Jacob L. Zerkle, Zeljko Popovic


04/07/20 – Newsletter
The Federal Circuit Opens a Window: Another Claiming Option for Molecular and Biological Inventions
Intellectual Property Alert
Contacts: Stephanie H. Vavra, Jessica L. Lewis, Ph.D.


04/07/20 – Newsletter
COVID-19 Coverage and Provider Payments Updates
Health & Life Science Alert
Contact: John E. Hintz


04/06/20 – Newsletter
District of Columbia Expands D.C.’s FMLA and Unemployment Insurance Provisions
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Sarah A. Belger, Hans P. Riede


04/06/20 – Newsletter
Fraud in the Time of Corona: Beware of Individual Impersonating OCR Investigator
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Simone Colgan Dunlap, Meghan C. O'Connor


04/03/20 – Newsletter
“Paycheck Protection” Loans: SBA Answers Some Questions, Punts on Others
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord, Liz Peebles


04/02/20 – Newsletter
FFCRA Leave Regulations Issued by DOL on April 1 Revise and Expand FAQs
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Otto W. Immel, Brenna M. Wildt


04/02/20 – Newsletter
Changes to Pharmacy Rules Governing Automated Storage and Delivery Systems Due to COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Edward D. Rickert, Carolyn T. Neville


04/02/20 – Newsletter
CMS Issues Broad Blanket Waivers to Address COVID-19 Surge at Hospitals and Throughout the Entire Health System
Health & Life Sciences
Contacts: Jon R. Kammerzelt, Lisa A. Lyons, Bailey Walden


04/01/20 – Newsletter
Real Estate in the Age of the Coronavirus
Real Estate Alert
Contacts: Jason F. Wood, Mary Ann Murray, Kirsten A. Morelli


04/01/20 – Newsletter
New Coronavirus Legislation and Its Impact on Health Plans
Labor & Employment
Contacts: John L. Barlament, William J. Toman, Michael C. Wieber


04/01/20 – Newsletter
Getting Immediate Employer Tax Credit for FFCRA Sick Leave & EFMLA: IRS Releases Documentation Requirements and Expedited Process
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Christopher L. Nickels, Tyler Roth


04/01/20 – Newsletter
The CARES Act: Impact on Charitable Organizations
Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert
Contacts: Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, Amanda K. Blaising, Corbin J. Morris, Patricia S. Marx


04/01/20 – Newsletter
Wis. Supreme Court Holds Insurers May Postpone Duty to Defend by Moving to Stay Merits
Insurance Coverage Litigation Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Murphy, Joseph Poehlmann


04/01/20 – Newsletter
Your Cybersecurity Program During the Pandemic: Check-Ins and Updates to Do Now and in the Long Term
Data Privacy & Security Alert
Contacts: Linda C. Emery, Heather L. Buchta


04/01/20 – Newsletter
Summary of CARES Act Provisions for Public Finance Professionals
Public Finance Alert
Contact: Jeff Peelen


03/31/20 – Newsletter
Coronavirus Stimulus Bill for Businesses Over 500 Employees
Business Law Alert
Contacts: James I. Kaplan, Ryan P. Morrison


03/31/20– Newsletter 
New “Paycheck Protection” Loan Program to Open April 3 for Small Businesses
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord


03/31/20 – Newsletter
Privacy and Security Considerations for Telehealth Use During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Health & Life Sciences
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Katea M. Ravega


03/31/20 – Newsletter
USEPA Announces Policy of Enforcement Discretion Related to COVID-19 Crisis
Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
Contacts: Jeremy A. Lite, Cynthia A. Faur, Jacqueline M. Vidmar, Lauren R. Harpke, Michael S. Mostow


03/30/20 - Newsletter
FFCRA Leave Provisions Effective April 1 and CARES Act Provides Relief for Small Businesses and Unemployed Workers
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Chris Nickels, James Wu, Lindsey Davis, Alexis Barkis


03/30/20 – Newsletter
A Few Cautionary Notes on the COVID-19 Loans Available to Small Businesses
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord


03/30/20 – Newsletter
IRS Provides Limited Coronavirus Pandemic Tax Filing and Income Tax Relief to Tax-Exempt Organizations
Tax-Exempt Organizations
Contacts: Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, Zeljko Popovic


03/30/20 – Newsletter
The Department of the Treasury and the IRS Extend the April 15 Gift Tax Deadline
Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation
Contact: Patrick J. Bitterman


03/30/20 – Newsletter
More Federal Disaster Declarations (Including for Illinois): What it Means for Charitable Relief Funds
Tax-Exempt Organizations Alert
Contacts: Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, Amanda K. Blaising, Corbin J. Morris, Patricia S. Marx

03/30/20 – Newsletter
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Issues its Own COVID-19 Related Guidance Impacting Long-Term Care Facilities
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Ryan L. Torres


03/27/20 – Newsletter
DOL Offers Additional Guidance Regarding FFCRA Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Christopher L. Nickels, James Y. Wu


03/27/20 – Newsletter
How New "CARES" Act Impacts Retirement Plans
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Michael C. Wieber, Carolyn M. McAllister, Brooke L. Monahan, John L. Barlament, David P. Olson


03/27/20 – Newsletter
Federal Stimulus Package Makes Loans Available to Small Businesses to Help Keep People Employed
Business Law Alert
Contacts: ,


03/27/20 – Newsletter
Department of Justice’s Responsive Measures to the COVID-19 Pandemic
White Collar Crime and Internal Investigations Alert
Contacts: Luke Cass, Hector J. Diaz


03/27/20 – Newsletter
Long-Term Care: More Changes to the Survey Process
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White


03/26/20 – Newsletter
Antitrust Considerations in Context of the Pandemic: Cooperation with Other Companies
Business Law Alert
Contact: Andre Fiebig


03/26/20 – Newsletter
Indiana State Department of Health Continues to Issue Guidance Related to the Effects of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care Facilities
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Shamika L. Mazyck


03/26/20 – Newsletter
COVID-19 Raises Novel Business Interruption Insurance Questions: Are You Covered?
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Contacts: Patrick S. Nolan, John A. Aramanda


03/25/20 – Newsletter
Minimize Risks to Trade Secrets in Remote Workspace Environments
Trade Secrets Alert
Contact: Johanna Wilbert


03/25/20 – Newsletter
DOL's First FAQs on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Answers Some Questions but Leaves Others Open
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Sean M. Scullen, Otto W. Immel, Alexis Barkis


03/25/20 – Newsletter
Temporary Non-Enforcement of Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Workplace Posting Requirements
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Christopher L. Nickels, James Y. Wu


03/24/20 – Newsletter
Privacy and Cybersecurity Considerations and Opportunities Related to COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Simone Colgan Dunlap


03/24/20 – Newsletter
How to Assist When Disaster Strikes: Relief Guidance for Charitable Organizations
Tax-Exempt Organizations
Contacts: Norah L. Jones, Jodi P. Patt, Amanda K. Blaising, Corbin J. Morris, Patricia S. Marx


03/23/20 – Newsletter
Electronic Signatures and Patent Rights
Intellectual Property Alert
Contacts: Joseph R. Decker, Stephen J. Gardner


03/23/20 – Newsletter
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance Loans to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Commercial Financial Services Alert
Contacts: Patrick J. Maxwell, Melissa McCord


03/23/20 – Newsletter
Managing Loan Defaults in the COVID-19 Environment
Bank On It Newsletter
Contacts: Kim Marie Wynn, Anthony C. Marino, Christopher Combest


03/23/20 – Newsletter
The Department of the Treasury and the IRS Extend April 15 Tax Deadlines
Estate, Trust & Wealth Preservation Alert
Contact: Kathryn A. Muldoon


03/20/20 - Newsletter
Board of Pharmacy Responses to COVID-19 Outbreak
Heath & Life Sciences Alert
Contact: Nicholas H. Meza


03/20/20 - Newsletter
Immigration and Form I-9 Compliance in the Midst of COVID-19
Immigration Alert
Contacts: Emily C. Shircel, Grant Sovern


03/20/20 - Newsletter
Telehealth Prescribing & COVID-19: DEA Eases Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contact: Katea M. Ravega


03/20/20 – Newsletter
Long-Term Care Providers: CMS Issues Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning COVID-19 in Home Health Agencies
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Stephanie M. Moon


03/20/20 – Newsletter
Hospitals Advised to Postpone Elective Procedures During COVID-19 Crisis
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Sarah E. Coyne, Jon R. Kammerzelt


03/19/20 – Newsletter
Telehealth Services Waiver Implemented, Expanding Access for Medicare Beneficiaries in Response to COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Katea M. Ravega, Rachel L. Dykema


03/19/20 – Newsletter
CMS Suspends Surveys for Long-Term Care Providers, Issues COVID-19 Protocols
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Carolyn T. Neville


03/18/20 – Newsletter
New Federal Leave Requirements: Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Sean M. Scullen, Otto W. Immel, Alexis Barkis


03/17/20 – Newsletter
Supply Chain Considerations In Light of the COVID-19 Emergency
Business Law Alert
Contacts: Juan C. Espinoza-Forlenza, Daniel M. Janssen, David P. Muth


03/17/20 – Newsletter
Restrictions on Communal Dining for Long-Term Care Providers During COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Shamika L. Mazyck


03/17/20 – Newsletter
Long-Term Care Providers: Restrictions on Visitors in Light of COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Randall R. Fearnow, Jaya F. White, Carolyn T. Neville


03/16/20 – Newsletter
DHHS Waives Certain Regulatory Requirements for Hospitals and Practitioners in Light of COVID-19
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Sarah E. Coyne, Jon R. Kammerzelt


03/13/20 – Newsletter
COVID-19 and the National State of Emergency: The Impact on Hospitals
Health & Life Science Alert
Contact: Sarah Coyne


03/12/20 – Newsletter
Planning for Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 Response for the Health and Life Sciences Industry
Health & Life Sciences Alert
Contacts: Meghan C. O'Connor, Simone Colgan Dunlap, Nicholas H. Meza


03/10/20 – Newsletter
Caution: Counterfeits on the Rise During Coronavirus Outbreak
Intellectual Property Alert
Contacts: Lori S. Meddings, Li Zhu


03/03/20 – Newsletter
Plan Now for Coronavirus to Avoid Disruptions and Promote Safe Practices
Labor & Employment Alert
Contacts: Otto W. Immel, Alexis Barkis

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