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Supreme Court Rules: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

On June 15th, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, and ...

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Guidance for Minnesota Employers: Safely Returning to Work

By: Laura A. Pfeiffer

Minnesota’s stay at home order and social distancing measures have helped slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state. Recognizing the economic impact of these life-saving measures, especially for employees in non-critical sectors or without the ability to work from home, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-40, effective April 27, 2020, as a first step ...

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SBA Moves Goalposts on Eligibility Requirements, Causing Anxiety for PPP Borrowers

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut

If you were one of the thousands of small businesses who received a PPP loan in the initial wave of funding – or if you are still considering applying as part of the second wave – one of the key eligibility requirements for the loan substantively changed last week, at least according to the latest ...

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Paycheck Protection Program: Forgivable Loan Program for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Now Law

By: Benjamin J. Klassen

The below information was updated on April 3, 2020, to include information on the Interim Final Rule and updated application.  A link to our alert regarding the takeaways from Interim Final Rule is available here. This article was originally published under the title “Congress Poised to Pass Massive Loan Program for Small Businesses – What You Need ...

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SBA Disaster Relief Loan Program: Important Considerations for Small Businesses

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut

Note: This information is current as of 8:00 a.m. on April 1, 2020. The Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) is providing up to $2 million in long-term disaster-relief loans to qualifying small businesses for economic injury suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES ...

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COVID-19 Impact on Contracts

By: Ryan J. Schildkraut

COVID-19 has presented businesses in the United States and around the globe with unprecedented challenges in supply chain and business continuity and performance of contractual obligations. In this uncertain time, an often overlooked “boilerplate” contract provision may be key to understanding your rights and obligations under your business contracts: a force majeure clause. This information ...

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