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Additional Filing Deadline Extension through July 1, 2020

April 3, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the SEC released a modified exemptive order, which extends the period during which a 45-day grace period will be available for certain filings.

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Ten Actions for Boards in Overseeing the COVID-19 Response

April 3, 2020

As the scope of the effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) comes into focus, corporate boards have a vital role in overseeing the response of their companies to this public health crisis and its wide-ranging economic effects.

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Employment Question of the Day: April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

What is the difference between a furlough and a layoff and how do we know which term to use?

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Navigating Minnesota Property Tax Appeals in a COVID-19 World

April 2, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, restaurants and businesses have shut down their operations. Tenants are struggling to pay their rent and landlords are left bearing the burden of vacancies and non-payment. Many property owners anticipate this will lead to a decrease in property values, and have already begun asking the question: Should I appeal my property taxes?

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Mexico: Work Centers Ordered to Close? – Part 2

April 1, 2020

On March 31, 2020, Mexico’s Ministry of Health issued an order that may require most business operations in Mexico to shut down.

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Employment Question of the Day: April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020

What is the process for obtaining the tax credit for COVID-19 related leave paid under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?

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Updated: Payroll Protection Loans Under the CARES Act: FAQs for Companies Seeking Assistance

April 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) recently passed by the U.S. Senate and House and signed by the President creates a specific loan program through the Small Business Administration to help small businesses retain employees and pay critical expenses in this challenging time.

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Minnesota Property Tax Appeals Amid COVID-19: Important Deadline Change

April 1, 2020

The Minnesota Legislature has extended the deadline to file property tax appeals in connection with 2020 property taxes from April 30, 2020, to May 30, 2020, in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and related “stay-at-home” directives by the CDC, local departments of health and state executive orders.

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Employment Question of the Day: March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

I am a covered federal contractor/subcontractor subject to the various federal affirmative action laws. I heard there is an exemption from all OFCCP obligations, and my affirmative action plan year is coming to end. Do I need to update my affirmative action plans this year, or do I qualify for this exemption?

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Borrowers Eligible for Payment Forbearance

March 31, 2020

Under the CARES Act, borrowers with an HUD, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage loan on a property with five or more residential units may be eligible for mortgage payment forbearance for a period of up to 90 days if they are experiencing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 emergency.

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