Category: Government Strategies

COVID and Business Interruption Insurance

Will your insurance cover COVID business interruptions?  There is no clear answer.  In the past few months, two judges, in the federal district court for the Western District of Missouri have reached opposite conclusions on whether the presence of COVID-19 satisfies a business interruption insurance policy requirement that there be a “direct physical loss.”  One…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Just Got Easier.

Can I apply for a PPP loan? In October, the federal government simplified the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  loan forgiveness process for PPP loans of $50,000 or less. Small businesses with loans of $50,000 or less will now qualify for full loan forgiveness, even if they lost employees or reduced employees’ salaries.  These businesses are…

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Business and Real Estate Recovery

Welcome to Fall, with the continuing pandemic.  As counties change phases and the governors periodically update the social distancing rules, we’ve all become accustomed to looking for updates before planning an event.  This article provides some of the newest, most relevant COVID-19 updates from the past few weeks. Clark County Business Relief Grant Clark County…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance, we have collected the following nationwide, Washington, and Oregon COVID-19 resources. Nationwide/Federal COVID-19 Resources What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence –…

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Plans for Recovery and How to Return to Work

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As the COVID-19 curve appears to be flatting somewhat, people are starting to think about and plan for coronavirus recovery and how to return to work.  The basic outlines of plans are starting to take shape.  As we hear details, we will post them here. FEDERAL The White House published a three-phased Opening Up America…

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Leases

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April 6, 2020 By: Natalya Belonozhko Coronavirus (COVID-19) and governments’ orders to close non-essential businesses in Oregon and Washington have impacted businesses’ ability to operate in their leased spaces and pay rent under their commercial leases. Force Majeure Clause Most commercial leases include a force majeure clause. A force majeure clause provides for the parties’…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional nationwide business resources: What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence – telemedicine visit.   Washington COVID-19…

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