Publications & Advisories

CARES Act – Impact on Retirement Plans

By Kathy Odle, Kirsten Stewart, and George Tsai CARES Act makes sweeping changes to the withdrawal and loan provisions of 401(k) and other retirement plans (and IRAs) for individuals needing access to their retirement funds to deal with the financial burdens associated…
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Where to Hang a Poster When Employees Work From Home

By Brooke Colaizzi and Carissa Davis The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires certain employers to provide paid leave to eligible employees who are unable to work due to specific COVID-19 related reasons. Like many employment statutes, the FFCRA…
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Essential Workers Exempt from Stay Home Orders

By Courtney Blackburn, Ryan Christ, Gregory Ramos, and Cory Smith The COVID-19 pandemic is having a material impact on the businesses we rely on, our global economy, and the way we live our daily lives. Many states and cities have issued or will…
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Denver Stay-At-Home Order

By Brooke Colaizzi and Elizabeth Chilcoat The City and County of Denver, City of Boulder, and Pitkin County have joined San Miguel County in issuing orders requiring residents to stay at home. All four stay-at-home orders drastically limit access to…
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Arizona Prohibits the Closure of Essential Services

By Matt Hesketh On March 23, Arizona Governor Ducey issued an executive order that broadly defines “essential services” in Arizona and protects the ability of essential service providers to continue operating during the COVID-19 crisis. The order precludes local governments…
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Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses

The Coronavirus has caused many businesses to shut down, either voluntarily or by state and local governments mandates. These closures have resulted in a substantial downturn in business income and revenue. Many companies are now looking to their business interruption…
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Paid Sick Leave

By Elizabeth Chilcoat, Brooke Colaizzi, and Bill Wright On March 18, 2020, the president signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In addition to provisions addressing accessibility of testing for COVID-19 and workplace safety, the law imposed new requirements for…
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