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April 2020

CSG COVID-19 Resource Center



Last updated April 1, 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.

Hot Topics

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

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


NEW:
 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?


Tax Benefits Available Under the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

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

New York Paid Leave for Quarantined Employees

Challenges Raised by "Essential Business" Designation

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

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

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

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

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

Banking & Finance

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

Corporate & Securities

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

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


Challenges Raised by "Essential Business" Designation

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses

SEC Staff Provides Guidance for Upcoming Shareholders' Meetings

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



COVID-19 and its effect on contract performance

UPDATED: SEC Announces Filing Extensions Amid COVID-19 Concerns
 

Environmental

UPDATED: Environmental Concerns Related to COVID-19

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

Healthcare & Hospital

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

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

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

UPDATED:
United States Patent and Trademark Office Announces Certain Fee Waivers But Does Not Extend Or Waive Deadlines In Response to COVID-19

 

Labor & Employment

NEW: 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

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

Attorney Ethics Considerations in the Age of Coronavirus
 

Property Taxation & Valuation

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

Public Finance

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

Tax

NEW: Employer-Provided Tax-Free Disaster Relief Payments

NEW:
IRS and New York Have Extended Tax Deadlines But New Jersey Waits To See If Governor Murphy Will Do The Same


NEW:
Treasury Secretary Sets Credit Start Date


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


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
 

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

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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