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May 2020

CSG COVID-19 Resource Center



Last updated May 26, 2020

Welcome to the CSG COVID-19 Resource Center. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) has established a multidisciplinary COVID-19 Crisis Management Task Force and this COVID-19 Resource Center to help clients and the business community address the numerous legal, regulatory and commercial implications they are facing now and may experience in the weeks and months ahead.

When a crisis occurs, it is imperative to have sound advice to establish best practices and understand how to navigate the new and varied business and legal issues which may arise.

The challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak are far-reaching: affecting workplace safety and health, employee relations, commercial contracts, supply chains, and business travel – among a myriad additional critical issues.

The CSG COVID-19 Crisis Management Task Force is closely monitoring the evolving and serious series of events arising out of the outbreak and the various federal, state and local responses and stands ready to provide guidance to supplement your ongoing business continuity efforts and address your liability posture.

Please visit this page regularly for helpful, real-time insight.

Banking & Finance

Closing-Apart-Together: Best practices and procedures for remotely closing loan transactions
 

COVID-19 Government Relief Programs

NEW: NJEDA Announces $50 Million Expansion of Emergency Grant Program for Small Businesses and Non-Profits: More Funding, Larger Grants, Expanded Eligibility

NEW: 
Small Business Administration Releases Critical Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness and Application Review


SBA Finally Releases Loan Forgiveness Application for Paycheck Protection Program


Small Business Administration Extends "Safe Harbor" Deadline to Return Paycheck Protection Program Funds to May 14th


President Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act


The SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loans for Self-Employed Individuals


SBA Issues Clarification of "Payroll Costs," Applicability of Affiliation Rules and Answers Other Questions

Paycheck Protection Program to Begin April 3rd

Employer-Provided Tax-Free Disaster Relief Payments

New Economic Assistance Programs for New Jersey Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19

New York City Implements COVID-19 Relief Measures for Small Businesses

Expansion of Access to Small Business Administration Loans and Forgiveness of Loans: Is The CARES Act Too Good to be True?


SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

Corporate & Securities

Governor Murphy Announces Plan to Reopen New Jersey

Securities Fraud in the Age of COVID-19: Now Is Not the Time to Relax Compliance Programs or Internal Controls


New Jersey Businesses Required to Report PPE Inventory Under Executive Order No. 109


Challenges Raised by "Essential Business" Designation

SEC Staff Provides Guidance for Upcoming Shareholders' Meetings

Premerger Notification Office Allows Temporary e-Filing in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic



COVID-19 and its effect on contract performance

SEC Announces Filing Extensions Amid COVID-19 Concerns
 

Environmental

NJ Governor's Executive Order 136 Tolls Timeframes for DEP Review & Extends Filing Deadlines

Environmental Concerns Related to COVID-19


New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Issues an Emergency Order in Response to COVID-19

Family Law

Co-Parenting with COVID-19

A Silver Lining for Family Law Practitioners and Litigants in These Uncertain Times

Food & Beverage

NEW: New Jersey Residents Can Now Order a Cocktail To Go

In Good News for Licensees and Consumers, Bill Would Allow the Sale of Mixed Drinks in To Go Cups


New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Issues Charges in COVID-19 Related Violations of State Alcohol Laws

New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Requires Special Rulings Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.39 and N.J.S.A. 33:1-12.18 to be Submitted Electronically


New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Extends the 2020-2021 License Renewal Deadline to September 30, 2020


How can liquor licensees sell and deliver alcohol during the COVID-19 shutdown?

 

Healthcare & Hospital

CMS Issues Guidelines for Resuming Essential Non-COVID-19 Care

HHS to Distribute $30 Billion in Immediate Relief as Part of the $100 Billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund


CMS April 3rd Correction to Previous Telehealth Billing Guidance - Modifier 95 Required


The CARES Act Earmarks $100 Billion for Eligible Health Care Providers


New Jersey Agencies Loosen Telemedicine/Telehealth Restrictions During COVID-19 Emergency


Governor Murphy Issues Executive Order 109 Requiring the Suspension of Elective Surgeries and Invasive Procedures


CMS COVID-19 Telehealth Waiver and Associated Announcements Regarding Cost-Sharing Waivers and HIPAA Enforcement



The COVID-19 Pandemic - Does HIPAA Apply to My Business?
 

Immigration

Trump's Executive Order Temporarily Suspends Immigration for Certain Green Card Categories

Modifications in Department of Homeland Security and Department of State Immigration Services Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 and Immigration Considerations for U.S. Employers
 

Intellectual Property

United States Patent and Trademark Office Extends Patent and Trademark Deadlines If Delay Is Due to COVID-19

United States Patent and Trademark Office Announces Certain Fee Waivers In Response to COVID-19

 

Employment

NJ Warn Act Amendments Postponed Due To COVID-19 Health Crisis

OSHA Issues Workplace Posters to Reduce Risk of Coronavirus Exposure


Department of Labor Guidance and Form Notice Issued for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act


New Jersey Expands Paid Leave Benefits To Cover Those Impacted By COVID-19


Coronavirus in the Workplace: Recent OSHA Guidance

New York Paid Leave for Quarantined Employees

Governor of New Jersey Issues Stay at Home Order Closing All Non-Essential Retail Businesses

Complying With Harassment, Discrimination And Retaliation Laws And Policies During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus Relief Act Signed Into Law: What Employers Need to Know

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: House Passes Bill Mandating Two Forms of Paid Leave

Employers' Best Practices for Managing Responses to the Coronavirus
 

Litigation

Various Sectors Affected by Wave of COVID-19 Bills Signed into Law on April 14 by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

New Jersey's Emergency Pricing Law Triggered by the COVID-19 Crisis Requires Clarity

UPDATED: Civil Court Deadlines and Operations

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs Executive Order 106, Prohibiting Residential Evictions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
 

Privacy & Data Security

COVID-19 Fraud Warnings from the FBI: Do Not Let Fear Allow You to be Phished

Privacy Laws, Duty to Warn and Communication Considerations Concerning COVID-19

Practical considerations for employers as their workforce goes remote amid COVID-19 outbreak
 

Professional Liability

Attorneys: Six Tips to Protect Yourself from Malpractice Claims in Today's COVID-19 Environment

Attorney Ethics Considerations in the Age of Coronavirus

 

Property Taxation & Valuation

NEW: New Legislation Establishes July 1, 2020 as the Filing Deadline for All 2020 Property Tax Appeals

New Jersey Supreme Court Issues Order Extending Filing Deadlines for 2020 Tax Appeals

Real Estate, Development & Land Use

NEW: New Jersey Begins Re-Opening Process

In Continued Effort to Flatten the Curve, Governor Murphy's Executive Order 122 Places Restrictions on Non-Essential Construction


Local Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment to Conduct Business as Usual During the COVID-19 Crisis Says the NJDCA - Virtually or Telephonically

Franchise Secrets: How Franchisees Can Navigate Lease Issues During COVID-19
 

Tax

Expanded Tax Relief for Tax Filings, Payments and Other Time Sensitive Actions

Treasury Secretary Sets Credit Start Date


UPDATED: Tax Benefits Available Under the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

IRS Issues Employer Credit and Tax Extension Guidance

IRS, New York and New Jersey All Extend Tax Deadlines


Second Coronavirus Law Provides Tax Credit for Employers and Self-Employed

Coronavirus Tax Relief Means Millions of Taxpayers Have Until July 15th to Pay Their Taxes

Trump Administration Requests Delay of Tax Filing Deadlines as Coronavirus Relief Measure

Trusts & Estates

NEW: Wealth Transfer Planning Opportunities in the Current Environment

Why Clients are Reviewing their Estate Plans Now

Additional Resources: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Internal Revenue Service

State of New Jersey

State of New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey Courts

New York State Department of Health

NYC Health

NJEDA

State of New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Senator Cory Booker's Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

New Jersey Business Action Center

U.S. Small Business Administration

United States Patent and Trademark Office


This publication contains general information on recent legal developments and is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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