Arizona Governor Issues Stay-at-Home Order

By Matt Hesketh, Sean Moore, and Jonathan Loe On March 30, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-18, which imposes a stay-at-home mandate that goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on March 31 and remains in effect until April 30, unless it is extended beyond that date. The governor’s news release is here. The order requires all people in Arizona […]

COVID-19 Addendum to Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Forms Adopted

By Cynthia Stovall As a result of COVID-19, many issues have been arising with real estate due diligence and closings: Inspectors, appraisers, etc. may not be available; Until a remote online notary bill is adopted at the federal or state level, it may not be possible to get closing documents notarized. Some title insurance underwriters, […]

CARES Act: Key Provisions Regarding SBA Disaster Relief

By Bill Peffer, Kenneth Siegel, Jeff Kesselman, and Lyle Wallace On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed an economic stimulus act titled the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” also known as the “CARES Act.”  The CARES Act allocates approximately $377 billion to enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide disaster relief to: Existing SBA borrowers through […]

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 with COVID-19. The easing of taxation, penalties, and limits on withdrawals and loans for COVID-19 […]

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 requires employers to post notices detailing employee rights in areas frequented by employees. How should […]

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 issue stay-at-home (or shelter-in-place) orders. The orders are a requirement to stay home to the maximum […]

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 childcare for employees. The Pitkin County Order prohibits home-based care for children and daycare and […]

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 from closing essential businesses to help ensure ongoing operations and consistent guidance across the state. […]