Archive for May 2020

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Going Out of Business: Closing a Business Checklist

Sometimes, entrepreneurs decide to close, sell, or transfer their businesses years in advance and have plenty of time to plan their exit strategies. Unfortunately for many other business owners, circumstances […]

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The Importance of Incorporation During an Economic Downturn

If you are unemployed due to COVID-19 and are considering starting a business, or if you simply want to formalize your existing side hustle, you may be wondering if it […]

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Can an Employer Require a Doctor’s Note to Return to Work?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) requires certain employers to provide employees with medical leave for specific reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic (through December 31, 2020). You want […]

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Returning to Work Post-COVID: What Employers Should Know

Most states are planning to reopen (or already have reopened) public spaces and workplaces that were restricted due to social distancing guidelines put in place to mitigate the spread of […]

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COVID-19 Cancellations: Event Contracts and Force Majeure

If you’re a small business owner or sole proprietor who scheduled an in-person event prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably wondering how to work out the logistics of a […]

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COBRA Insurance: What is COBRA and How Does It Work?

Many American workers have been laid off as a result of non-essential businesses having to close or reduce operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While unemployment benefits have been expanded […]

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Severance Pay: Severance Package Legal Answers

Ever since the global COVID-19 pandemic began making its way across the United States, employers and employees have been asking more questions about employment contracts, unemployment benefits, and severance packages. […]

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Unemployment Benefits: How Does Unemployment Work?

The sudden loss of income caused by a layoff or furlough can create uncertainty for an entire household and make it challenging to pay for everyday necessities. As more employees […]

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How to Break a Contract Legally

The global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social distancing regulations have changed nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Most notably, certain activities involving human contact are either discouraged or banned outright. […]

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Termination Checklist: Offboarding Employees Legally

Terminating employees within the usual course of business is rarely pleasant. But the additional stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing many businesses to engage in layoffs, sometimes even […]

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Eviction Moratorium Laws by State

Last updated: May 13, 2020 As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the federal government, along with many states and municipalities, are taking emergency actions to protect tenants from […]

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Financial Wellness in the Time of COVID-19

The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic disruptions are staggering. Millions of Americans are facing unemployment, reduced hours, or—if they’re self-employed—a decline in revenue. As many businesses […]

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Types of Bankruptcy: Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13

If you’re facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, you may have considered filing for bankruptcy. It can sound like an intimidating and confusing process, given that […]

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Parents’ Legal Guide to the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Pandemic

If you are a parent, then you are likely worried about how the coronavirus pandemic may affect your family—no matter how old your children are. If your 19-year-old child who […]

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COVID-19 Resources
for Small Business: OpenWeStand

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with GoDaddy and OpenWeStand to help small businesses get access to the resources they need for business continuity during this challenging […]

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COVID-19 Resources
for Small Business:
AP Intego

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with AP Intego to help small businesses get access to the business insurance resources they may need now and in the […]

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COVID-19 Resources
for Small Business: Salesforce Essentials

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with Salesforce to help small businesses get access to the resources they need for maintaining customer relationships today and in the […]

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COVID-19 Resources
for Small Business:
1-800Accountant

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with 1-800Accountant to help small businesses get access to government relief during this challenging time. To take advantage of this special […]

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COVID-19 Resources
for Small Business: KPMG Spark

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve teamed up with KPMG Spark to help small business get access to the bookkeeping and tax prep resources they need for managing finances […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Offers

As part of our effort to help during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve teamed up with partners across the country to offer free and reduced-price services and products to businesses affected […]

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Hiring during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place: Legal Best Practices

While many companies are reducing staff due to the coronavirus pandemic, others are continuing to hire. While you shouldn’t meet face-to-face, you may have additional questions about screening and interviewing […]

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Webinar: Employment Law and COVID-19 for Small Business

If you are the owner or HR leader of a small business affected by COVID-19, it’s important to arm yourself with employment law and workplace policy best practices. To answer […]

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Coronavirus Legal Documents for Individuals & Families

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe, you may find comfort in getting your affairs in order. Whether you need to […]

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Business Continuity: A Legal Take for People Leaders

As millions of Americans figure out how to safely navigate the workplace or continue working from home, often while juggling their children’s education and other priorities, the concept of business […]

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My Tenant Can’t Pay Rent: What Should I Do?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed in March contained several different initiatives designed to help Americans cope with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 […]