Publications

Proclamation Suspending Immigration: What You Need to Know

On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued the “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.” The proclamation becomes effective Thursday, April 23, 2020, at 11:59pm...

Amount of Payroll Tax Deposits Under the CARES Act

The article was update May 4, 2020. The amount of payroll taxes required to be deposited by employers has been affected by various provisions under the CARES Act. Under existing law, for employers with daily payroll tax liabilities of less than $100,000, payroll tax...

Hospitality Industry COVID-19 Updates

May 6: Hospitality Industry Guidelines as Indiana Begins to Reopen May 1: COVID-19 Pandemic Effect on Food Supply Chain April 7: New Enforcement Response Team Will Enforce Tightened Indiana Retailer Regulations April 6: Indiana Governor Holcomb issued a “Continued...

Real Estate Leasing Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the recent limitation on operations excepting essential services, the Midwest is quickly feeling the economic effects of the coronavirus.  In leasing, many tenants, landlords and lenders are reaching out in an effort to be...

Employee Retention Tax Credit Available in the CARES Act

This article was updated May 4, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides eligible employers, including qualified non-profits, a refundable credit against the employer’s OASDI payroll tax liability equal to 50% of the first...

Business Loan Options Available Under CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) amends the Small Business Act to create a new Business Loan Program category.  For the period from February 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020 (covered period), the law allows the Small Business...

CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program Q&A

President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act) on March 27,2020.  The CARES Act includes a Paycheck Protection Program designed to assist qualifying participants in keeping employees employed and otherwise...

U.S. DOL Wage and Hour Division Q&A Resulting from FFCRA

On March 24, 2020, The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division released Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"): Questions and Answers to help employers understand new requirements stemming from the FFCRA. Read our summary of relevant provisions of...

Force Majeure & COVID-19

COVID-19 is dramatically affecting businesses.  Among the many questions that business leaders are asking are those related to contracts, such as the following: Do I still have to perform under a contract during the COVID-19 pandemic? Typically, no party to a contract...

Business Interruption Insurance Q&A

What is Business Interruption Insurance? Business Interruption Insurance, including supply-chain coverage (“BII”), is insurance coverage that replaces income lost in the event that business is halted or interrupted for some reason, such as a fire or natural disaster. ...

Indiana Gov. Holcomb Issues “Stay at Home” Order

Updated: On April 6, 2020, Indiana Governor Holcomb issued a "Continued Directive for Hoosiers to Stay at Home; Extension of Continuity of Operations of Government; And Extension of Executive Orders Pertaining to Restaurants and Alcoholic Beverages." On Monday, March...

Open Door Law Considering COVID-19 Directives

Public entities have concerns about complying with the Open Door Law given recent state directives. The Indiana Public Access Counselor issued a FAQ to help explain how the Open Door Law has been amended considering new guidelines. Read the “Frequently Asked Questions...

House Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

An updated article was published March 19, 2020. View the updated article. The below article was written with information available on March 16, 2020. On March 14, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a largely bipartisan bill (vote of 364-40) in response to...

Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Released March 16, 2020, from Governor Eric Holcomb - https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/gov-holcomb-announces-more-steps-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19/ In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has...