COVID-19 and Coronavirus Information

DOL ISSUES ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON FFCRA
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) provisions regarding required Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave go into effect tomorrow, April 1, 2020.  Unless they obtain an exemption, all private employers with fewer than 500 employees must follow the FFCRA.  READ MORE

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PROVISIONS
The IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue have extended the due date for filing 2019 income tax returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.  The extension is automatic.  An extension application need not be filed.  READ MORE

PRESIDENT SIGNS CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS LEGISLATION
On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “Stimulus Act”) into law, providing over two trillion dollars in relief in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The relief available under the Stimulus Act includes individual cash rebates, expanded unemployment benefits, small business loans, and multiple tax breaks. READ MORE

IRS RELEASES GUIDANCE REGARDING TAX CREDIT AND RELATED ISSUES UNDER THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law, to provide relief to employees adversely affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The law, which applies to private employers with fewer than 500 employees and certain public employers, provides, among other things, paid leave for certain employees affected by COVID-19. READ MORE

WISCONSIN ISSUES “SAFER AT HOME” ORDER
Yesterday, Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services issued its 16-page Emergency Order #12 (the “Order”), known as the “Safer at Home” Order, in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Order is in effect from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2020, unless a superseding order is issued. READ MORE

COVID-19 AND CONTRACTUAL PERFORMANCE ISSUES
The novel 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing major disruptions to many commercial supply chains resulting in anticipated delays, reduced fulfillments, and even cancellations of contractual orders and requirements. Many of these disruptions may be resolved through negotiations where the contracting parties agree to modify or negate various contract requirements. When negotiations fail, however, the following legal doctrines may apply: READ MORE

THE FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (H.R. 6201)
On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law, to provide relief to employees adversely affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. READ MORE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – WORKPLACE ISSUES
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is drastically changing the way we socialize, shop, and work. Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C.’s utmost concern is for the health and safety of our clients, staff and their families. READ MORE

CLIENT ALERT – COVID-19
Clients and colleagues: The spreading threat of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Wisconsin, the U.S., and the world has caused heightened anxiety and concerns regarding the public health and potential business disruptions. READ MORE