Month: March 2020
March 25, 2020 – Congressional Update Regarding Small Business Loans
Congress has agreed on a COVID-19 stimulus bill that will provide substantial economic relief to both individuals and companies. The full details of the bill have not been released, but it is expected to include $350 billion in small business loans and $500 billion for loans to distressed companies. Congress votes on the bill later today.Small Business …Read More
COVID-19 EMPLOYEE AND TAX LEGISLATION
COVID-19 EMPLOYEE AND TAX LEGISLATION Federal and state governments have enacted numerous measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ameliorate the impact on families and businesses. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), signed into law on March 18, 2020, is the first and currently most well-known of these laws. The Act addresses …Read More
3/23/2020 EO 2020-21 SHUTDOWN GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
EO 2020-21Shutdown Guidelines for Construction Projects On March 23, 2020, the Governor of the State of Michigan issued Executive Order 2020-21 (https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626–,00.html) which ordered the temporary suspension of activities in the State not necessary to sustain or protect life. This Order takes effect on March 24, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. While the Order is at …Read More
‘The National Demolition Association Partnered with McAlpine PC on Demolition Guidance During COVID-19’
The COVID-19 outbreak risks disrupting demolition projects in many different ways. Now is the time to prepare your company for addressing delay and disruption impacts to your active jobs from a legal standpoint. This guide from McAlpine PC lays out basic principles to bear in mind for giving your owners/GCs notice of impacts, and outlines legal options …Read More
COVID 19 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SHUTDOWNS
Your construction project is being shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic event that no one foresaw when they entered into their contracts. What do you do? Here are some things to consider: -Gather together your contract, including any incorporated agreements. Evaluate the force majeure clause, any price escalation provisions, and work suspension/project termination clauses. -Develop a legal …Read More
Is Your Construction Contract COVID-19 Proof?
Are you an owner, general contractor, or subcontractor currently performing your obligations pursuant to a construction contract? Are you drafting, negotiating, or preparing to enter into a construction contract in the near future? If you answered yes to either of the above questions, it is imperative that you review or consider incorporating a force majeure clause …Read More
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