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COVID-19 Resource Center

Helping You Respond Today and Recover Strong

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To discuss how the coronavirus is impacting your business, please reach out to your Miller Canfield attorney or one of our team members listed here: Coronavirus Response Team.

For International COVID-19 Resources (Poland, Canada, Mexico, China, Qatar), click here.

For U.S. COVID-19 Resources, see below:

This information is based on the facts and guidance available at the time of publication, and may be subject to change.

Business Toolkit

Apply for Funding

Guidance for Small Business

Guidance for Nonprofits

Federal and State Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Resource Page

OSHA Guidance

National Governors Association State Information

State Legislation

CARES Act: Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act (CESA) of 2020

Governor Rescinds Stay-At-Home Order, Moving Michigan to the Next Phase of "Safe Start" Plan

Gov. Whitmer Issues Stay Home, Stay Safe Order

Illinois Governor Issues “Stay At Home” Executive Order

Ohio Issues Stay-Home Order

California Governor Issues Executive Order N-33-20 (“Safer at Home, Stay at Home”)

World Health Organization

Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency

CARES Act: Bankruptcy Provisions

Bankruptcy Options Available for Small Businesses to Continue Operating

Contracts and Supply Chain Issues

Legal Considerations in Excusing Contractual Performance Due to Coronavirus

Invoking Force Majeure for COVID-19 in International Supply Contracts

Construction

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Lifts Restrictions on Construction Work

Cyber and Data Security

Cyber-Attacks On The Rise: COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

Cybersecurity and Business Liabilities to Avoid When Using Remote-Work Technology

COVID-19: Data Privacy Compliance

Defense and Aerospace

CARES Act Authorizes Reimbursement for Department of Defense Contractors’ Paid Leave Expenses

Education

Operating Cash-Flow Borrowing Options for Michigan School Districts

Recommended Steps to Bring Employees Back to the Workplace

UPDATE (APRIL 15): Governor Whitmer Extends Authorization for Remote Participation in Public Meetings

Continuity of Learning for K-12 Students under Executive Order 2020-35

SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities Offers Guidance Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on Rule 15c2-12 Continuing Disclosure Undertaking Requirements

COVID-19: DOE Guidelines on Student Privacy

COVID-19: Contributing School District Equipment and Supplies to Local Health Care Providers

Designation of Public Education Employees as Critical Infrastructure and Essential Employees Pursuant To Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21 (COVID-19)

Employment

Michigan Governor Updates, Revises Stay-Home Order and Workplace Safety Order

Employer Action Required to Take Advantage of Guidance for Cafeteria Plans

Michigan Governor Relaxes Stay-Home Order in Northern Michigan, Addresses Workplace Safeguards

Employer Action Required to Take Advantage of Guidance for Cafeteria Plans

Recommended Steps to Bring Employees Back to the Workplace

Form I-9 Updates: Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents

U.S. Government Extends Certain Deadlines For Employee Benefit Plans Due To COVID-19 National Emergency

Michigan’s Newest Stay-At-Home Order: Amendments Employers Need to Know

Executive Order Relaxes Employer’s Ability to Qualify for Work Share Program and Clarifies Expansions of Unemployment Benefits

Michigan Gov. Orders: No Adverse Action Against Workers Who Must Stay Home to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

DOL Issued Regulations in Implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Dept. of Labor’s Updated FAQs for Family First Coronavirus Response Act (Part II)

Dept. of Labor's Updated FAQs for Family First Coronavirus Response Act

CARES Act: Employee Benefit Plans

Michigan's Work Share Program

CARES Act: Revisions to the FFCRA, Expansion of Unemployment Benefits and Coverage

COVID-19: Dept. of Labor Issues Guidance On Extended FMLA and Mandatory Sick Pay

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”) Summary

Understanding Health Insurance Issues Related to Layoffs and Furloughs

COVID-19 Update: DHS Announces Flexibility in Requirements Related to Form I-9 Compliance

How the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" Affects Employers

Michigan Temporarily Expands Unemployment Eligibility and Shifts Cost for Benefits

Workplace and Worker Safety

Discrimination

Fair Labor Standards Act

Paid Medical Leave

Energy and Environmental

Environmental Due Diligence in Real Estate Transactions During the COVID-19 Crisis

Complying with Environmental Regulations During COVID-19 Shutdowns/Slowdowns

Financial Institutions

Securities Regulators Issue Guidance to Financial Advisors and Firms on Disclosures, Investigations and Enforcement Actions During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program: What Businesses Need to Know to Prepare

COVID-19: Increased Funding for Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Grants

CARES ACT: SBA Loans, Grants and Payment Subsidies

Government and Public Finance

UPDATE (MAY 6): Governor Whitmer Extends Authorization for Public Bodies to Meet Remotely

Michigan Temporary Extensions of Freedom of Information Act Deadlines

SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities Offers Guidance Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on Rule 15c2-12 Continuing Disclosure Undertaking Requirements

CARES Act: Municipalities

COVID-19: DOE Guidelines on Student Privacy

COVID-19: Contributing School District Equipment and Supplies to Local Health Care Providers

Illinois Governor Issues Executive Order Temporarily Relaxing Portions of the Open Meetings Act; Attorney General Offers Guidance

Designation of Public Education Employees as Critical Infrastructure and Essential Employees Pursuant To Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order No. 2020-21 (COVID-19)

Higher Education

Government Rescinds Policy Barring International Students Taking Online-Only Courses from Staying in the U.S.

COVID-19: CDC Issues Interim Guidance For Colleges and Universities

Immigration

Government Rescinds Policy Barring International Students Taking Online-Only Courses from Staying in the U.S.

Form I-9 Updates: Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents

POTUS Signs Executive Order Limiting Immigration

COVID-19: Immigration and Travel Updates - March 20

COVID-19: Immigration And Travel Ramifications - March 19

Insurance

COVID-19: Recouping Business Losses Through Business Insurance

Intellectual Property

An Online Patent Enforcement Strategy That is Immune to the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19: Patent and Trademark Office Updates as of June 8, 2020

New Approach to Patent Damages for COVID-19 "Good Samaritan" Infringers

COVID-19: "Good Samaritan" Patent Infringement Liability

Litigation

Expedited Remote Arbitration in the Age of COVID-19

Courts Are to Remain Open Under Michigan's Shelter In Place Order

Nonprofits

IRS Extends Filing Deadlines For Tax Exempt Organizations

CARES Act: Nonprofit Organizations

Real Estate

Bankruptcy Court Says Force Majeure Clause Partially Excuses Rent Payment Due To COVID-19 Executive Order

IRS Extends Deadlines for Like-Kind Exchanges, Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments

COVID-19: Practical Impacts of “Shelter in Place” and Limitations on Foreclosures and Evictions

COVID-19: Impact on Commercial Landlords and Tenants

Small Business Relief

Bankruptcy Court Says Force Majeure Clause Partially Excuses Rent Payment Due To COVID-19 Executive Order

Legal Consequences to Consider Before Raising Prices

Recommended Steps to Bring Employees Back to the Workplace

Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program: What Businesses Need to Know to Prepare

Loan Forgiveness Under Paycheck Protection Program: Issues to Consider

COVID-19: Increased Funding for Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Grants

CARES ACT: Small Businesses

COVID-19 Economic Assistance Announced: Which Michigan Small Businesses Are Eligible?

Bankruptcy Options Available for Small Businesses to Continue Operating

Tax

Michigan Property Tax Assessment Appeal Deadlines Extended

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Guidance for Partnerships and Independent Contractors

IRS Expands COVID-19 Relief, Postpones Time for Performance of Certain Taxpayer-Favorable Acts

IRS Extends Filing Deadlines For Tax Exempt Organizations

Michigan Further Extends Sales, Use and Withholding Deadlines

IRS Extends Deadlines for Like-Kind Exchanges, Qualified Opportunity Zone Investments

Michigan State and City Income Tax Deadlines Extended to July 2020

CARES Act: Tax-Related Provisions

COVID-19: Federal Tax Deadline Extended to July 15