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  • Paycheck Protection Program

    Paycheck Protection Program

    What is the Paycheck Protection Program?

    The Paycheck Protection Program, the PPP, is a newly enacted federal law to help employers deal with the fallout from COVID-19. Employers with less than 500 employees can qualify for a forgivable loan that would cover their payroll (including certain benefits), rent or mortgage interest, and utilities for a period of 8 weeks from the date they receive the loan.

    This is … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Will Your Health Care Wishes Be Followed?

    Will Your Health Care Wishes Be Followed?

    If you’re like many people, you have not put much thought into who will make your health care decisions if you are unable or what kinds of decisions might need to be made. However, during these unprecedented times, you may find yourself thinking about health care issues more and more. If you or a loved one enters a hospital, one of the first questions you will be asked is if you have a Health Care Power of … Read More

    Categories: Estate Planning, Article

  • Is The COVID-19 Pandemic a Force Majeure Event?

    Is The COVID-19 Pandemic a Force Majeure Event?

     

    Force Majeure (literally a “superior force”) is a contract clause that excuses a party from performing its contract obligations because of unforeseen “Acts of God.” The basic idea is that, if something unforeseen should happen outside the parties’ reasonable control that severely disrupts their ability to perform the contract, the performance is excused, the contract is not … Read More

    Categories: Business & Corporate, Article

  • FFCRA Notices and Forms for FMLA Compliance are Now Available

    FFCRA Notices and Forms for FMLA Compliance are Now Available

    The Family First Coronavirus Response Act expanded employers’ obligations to provide employees paid sick time and FMLA leave for COVID-19 related events. Employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of qualifying paid leave, and employers can obtain payroll tax relief for payment of paid leave each time they process their payroll.

    Many small employers were not previously subject to the FMLA. However, it now … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Are Parents Entitled to Paid Leave while Arizona Schools Remain Closed due to COVID-19?

    Are Parents Entitled to Paid Leave while Arizona Schools Remain Closed due to COVID-19?

    On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency arising from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. In response, Governor Ducey announced on March 15, 2020 that Arizona schools would remain closed until March 27, 2020. However, he recently announced schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.

    School closures have led many parents to try to find alternative … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • How Private is Zoom® Videoconferencing?

    How Private is Zoom® Videoconferencing?

    Many of us find ourselves attending meetings by video conference, such as Zoom. You might even be having confidential interactions with your clients, medical providers, or legal providers. If you are wondering how secure those interactions are, we analyzed Zoom’s security, legal, and privacy policies (which were updated on March 18, 2020) to help you stay informed without having to read all the fine print. … Read More

    Categories: Intellectual Property, Article

  • The FMLA Expands to Cover More Employers

    The FMLA Expands to Cover More Employers

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA.

    The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers

    The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders “may elect to exclude& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • New Paid Sick Time Law Impacts Employers

    New Paid Sick Time Law Impacts Employers

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is effective April 2, 2020. The law requires some employers to provide employees paid sick leave for COVID-19 related events and expands FMLA.

    The Law Applies to Many Employers, But Not All Employers

    The Act applies to government and employers with 500 or fewer employees. However, employers of healthcare providers and emergency responders “may elect to exclude& … Read More

    Categories: Employment, Article

  • Does COVID-19 Change Child Custody Agreements?

    Does COVID-19 Change Child Custody Agreements?

    The world is rapidly changing. Some states have already enacted shelter-in-place orders. I am frequently being asked what does this mean for Arizona co-parenting agreements? Each parent still has a court-ordered RIGHT to see their children. Shelter-in-place orders do not prohibit travel for court-ordered parenting time. This means you need to abide by your Arizona family court order and exchange your child as … Read More

    Categories: Family Law, Article

  • Legal Update: Status of Arizona State and Federal Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Legal Update: Status of Arizona State and Federal Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    The Arizona Supreme Court issued the attached order “Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency” intended to “revise, clarify, and add to” the Arizona Supreme Court’s March 16th Order. The primary takeaways from the revised Arizona Supreme Court Order are:

    Arizona’s state courts remain open for business, with certain … Read More

    Categories: Litigation, Article