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Employers, Stay Updated on Changes to IRS Form W-4

Emily SelnerApril 7, 2020
The IRS released the redesigned 2020 Federal W-4 Form. The updated form implements the changes initiated by the Tax Cuts...

Business Interruption Insurance for COVID-19 Losses

Justin LessnerApril 7, 2020
The Basics of Business Interruption Insurance Many Wisconsin businesses suffering a catastrophic drop in revenue caused by the COVID-19 outbreak...

Payroll Protection Program – Guidance on Affiliation Rules

Emily Selner, Jonathan Schuster, Laura Peck, Mary N. ParmeterApril 6, 2020
On April 3, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) provided guidance regarding the affiliation rules applicable to the Payroll Protection...

DNR Announces COVID-19 Environmental Compliance Process

Buck Sweeney, Don Gallo, Patrick Stevens, Sean FryeApril 6, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced a process to provide regulatory flexibility pertaining to compliance issues, due...

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Also Affecting Environmental Regulation

Buck Sweeney, Don Gallo, Patrick Stevens, Sean FryeApril 3, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption to our personal and business relations as we face a new reality...

Payroll Protection Program Application

Emily Selner, Jonathan Schuster, Laura Peck, Mary N. ParmeterApril 1, 2020
As of March 31, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has provided a downloadable application form for small businesses to...

What to Do When Stopped During the Safer at Home Order

Erika BiermaApril 1, 2020
During this unprecedented time in history and the Governor’s Safer at Home Order, it is unclear what directive law enforcement...

How to Respond to Law Enforcement When My Company is an Essential Business

Erika Bierma, Robert ProcterMarch 31, 2020
How do I respond to law enforcement that may not know that my company is allowed to operate as an...

Tips for Negotiating Force Majeure Clauses in the Wake of COVID-19

Conor LeedomMarch 30, 2020
“Force majeure” is a French phrase meaning “superior force.” It is also the name given to a common contract clause,...