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  • January 21, 2021
    Employers are encouraged to review their applications, handbooks, and other employment contracts to determine whether they include limitations periods shorter than 180 days (or 300 days in deferral jurisdiction like Michigan) for claims under Title VII, the ADA, or the ADEA, as such contractual limitations will no longer be enforceable with regards to those specific claims, at least in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
  • January 19, 2021
    The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2021. Eligible borrowers desiring to apply for a first draw PPP loan (or increase in a first draw PPP loan) or second draw PPP loan should do so as soon as practicable in view of the funding available under the Economic Aid Act and last years' experience with applications for first round PPP loans.
  • January 15, 2021
    Debtors should avoid trying to "game" the system, as the SBA is vigilantly pursuing debtors who have done so, with over 65 criminal investigations currently pending.
  • January 15, 2021
    The intent behind the Statement is to offer defense and security companies engaged in significant projects in Qatar the incentive to use the QFC as their platform.  
  • January 13, 2021
    Effective January 14, 2021, the Ontario Government is issuing a stay-at-home order that will require everyone to remain at home with minimal exceptions, such as going to the grocery store or accessing health care services. As part of the stay-at-home order, those responsible for a business or organization that remains open will be required to ensure that their employees, with limited exceptions, conduct their work remotely.
  • January 12, 2021
    In affirming, the Third Circuit held that if a document makes its way into the clerk's file, then it is subject to the presumption of common-law right of access.
  • January 11, 2021
    Certain foreign-owned or controlled U.S. businesses are eligible to apply for potentially forgivable loans under the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") included in the recently enacted Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (P.L. 116-260). Applications can be submitted until March 31, 2020.
  • January 11, 2021
    Following the latest amendment to the Construction Law, which came into effect on 19 September 2020, the maximum time in which authorities may declare a building permit or occupancy permit null and void has been reduced to 5 years.
  • January 8, 2021
    Reporting companies will be required to file reports with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Department of the Treasury identifying all "beneficial owners" (generally any individual directly or indirectly controlling the reporting company or owning 25% or more of the ownership interests of the reporting company) and "applicants" (generally any individual filing an application to form or register the reporting company). 
  • January 7, 2021
    On October 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer passed Public Act ("PA") 238 of 2020, outlining COVID-19 isolation/quarantine periods and prohibiting employers from taking certain actions against employees who do not report to work during those periods, as well as those who oppose violations of the act or report health violations related to COVID-19. On December 30, 2020, PA 339 of 2020 was enacted to amend sections 1, 5, and 12 of PA 238, and to add a new section 13.