Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

We have developed this resource center as a reference source for businesses and individuals on the legal, regulatory, and commercial implications of the coronavirus COVID-19.

This resource center has been prepared by Butzel Long as information only and does not constitute legal advice.  This information is not intended to create, and receipt of the information does not constitute a client-lawyer relationship.  Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel.


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Resources:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 ("The CARES" Act)

July 23, 2020 - New Round of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments: Certain Dentists, Medicaid Providers, Chip Providers Eligible

June 5, 2020 - UPDATE! President Trump Signs PPP Flexibility Act into Law

June 3, 2020 - UPDATE! Senate Passes PPP Flexibility Act

May 29, 2020 - U.S. House Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

May 21, 2020 - Navigating the PPP Necessity Requirement:  What Small Businesses Need to Know

May 18, 2020 - SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Provides Additional Clarity

May 18, 2020 - PPP Update: SBA Provides Limited Safe-Harbor for Mis-Application of SBA’s Foreign Affiliation Rules

April 22, 2020 - U.S. Senate Passes the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act,” Adding $310 Billion to the PPP Fund

April 22, 2020 - Webinar: CARES Act Provider Relief Payments: Are there strings attached to “no strings attached” money?

April 15, 2020 - Webinar: COVID-19 CARES ACT Supporting Federal Contractors: A Guide for the Small Business Industrial Base

April 14, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What CAM Members Need to Know (recording can be found under the "Multimedia/Recordings" tab below)

April 9, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know

March 28, 2020 - What To Know: Highlights of the $2 Trillion Federal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rescue Package (CARES Act) for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Michigan Executive Orders (COVID-19)

September 10, 2020 - Michigan Lawmakers Propose Legislation that May Protect Your Business from Civil Liability Regarding COVID-19 Claims

August 31, 2020 - Executive Order 2020-172: Clarifying COVID Symptoms

August 11, 2020 - Governor Whitmer Issues Executive Order 2020-166 Changing the Quarantine Requirements For Those Who Test Positive or Are Symptomatic and Who Have Had Close Contact 

June 15, 2020 - New Executive Order Issued - Camps for Kids, K-12 Sports, and In-Person Extracurricular School Activities May Resume Today in Michigan – Salons, Barbers, and Spas are open as well

June 5, 2020 - Governor Announces Even More Businesses Can Reopen – What They Must Do and Have in Order to Do So

June 2, 2020 - "Michiganders Are No Longer Required To Stay Home"

May 22, 2020 - Governor Whitmer Extends Michigan’s Stay Home Requirements Again

May 18, 2020 - Governor Announces Some Parts of the State Can Re-Open

May 15, 2020 - Governor Mandates Any Business Reopening to Develop a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, Among other Requirements

May 11, 2020 - What Happens If You Violate Or Are Accused of Violating the Stay-Home Order?

May 7, 2020 - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Reopens Manufacturing in Michigan, But Extends Stay at Home Order Until May 28

April 24, 2020 - Executive Order No. 2020-59 Issued with Changes to the Michigan “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Requirements

April 10, 2020 - All Businesses Ordered To Develop COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan – What Your Business Needs To Do

April 9, 2020 - Governor Whitmer Orders Most Businesses to Stay Closed Until April 30 – Other Changes All Businesses Need to Know

March 24, 2020 - What You Need To Do if Your Business is Exempt from the “Stay Home” Order, And What You Need To Do Even if it is Not

Aerospace & Defense

April 23, 2020 - Mexico’s Shutdown Harms Aerospace and Defense in the U.S.

March 24, 2020 - What You Need To Do if You are in the Aerospace and/or Defense Industries and Your Business is Exempt from the "Stay Home" Order, And What You Need To Do Even if it is Not

Automotive

September 3, 2020 - Automotive Industry Outlook and Navigating Financial Challenges as the COVID-19 Impact Continues Webinar

July 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Phase 2 and Force Majeure and Impracticability Implications for Manufacturers

May 12, 2020 - Butzel Long attorney to present during a webinar with the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association:  Aftermarket Ramp Up: Supplier Guidelines and Best Practices

May 6, 2020 - Butzel Long attorney to moderate a livestream with Automation Alley:  Tech Takeover: Manufacturing Next Steps for Returning to Work

May 1, 2020 - Butzel Long attorneys to present a webinar with OESA:  Resuming Supply and Potential COVID-19 Litigation

April 23, 2020 - Can I Be Liable For That?  Issues of Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 20, 2020 - New Executive Order Gives 90 Day Extension on Payment of Certain Duties

March 30, 2020 - Federal Government Revises its Guidance on the Meaning of Essential Critical Workers

March 27, 2020 - USTR Opens New Portal to Apply For Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs on Imports from China That Impact COVID-19 National Emergency

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates (click here for more information)

March 26, 2020 - The Defense Production Act: What's Up with That?

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic (click here for more information)

March 20, 2020 - Please Join Us for a Webinar! Big Three Automakers Suspend Operations: The Legal Effects on the Supply Chain (click here for more information)

March 20, 2020 - President Trump Invokes Defense Production Act Authority - How Could That Affect the Auto Industry?

March 4, 2020 - Butzel Long Automotive Industry Group Presents: Coronavirus and Force Majeure

February 3, 2020 - Impact of Coronavirus Spreads to the Auto Industry

Business/Corporate

September 30, 2020 - Minding Your Trade Secrets in the Age of COVID-19

July 17, 2020 - COVID-19 Phase 2 and Force Majeure and Impracticability Implications for Manufacturers

May 11, 2020 - What Happens If You Violate Or Are Accused of Violating the Stay-Home Order?

April 23, 2020 - Can I Be Liable For That?  Issues of Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 15, 2020 - Oakland County Businesses Remaining Open Under Executive Order 2020-42 Must Require Facial Coverings in Addition to Employee Screenings and Social Distancing Practices

April 1, 2020 - Butzel Long Attorneys to speak at the Sustainable Manufacturing Virtual Conference - COVID-19: The Effect on Your People, Your Industry, Your Company

April 1, 2020 - EGLE Identifies Process for Requesting Use of Enforcement Discretion During COVID-19 Response

March 30, 2020 - M&A Activity Infected by COVID-19

March 27, 2020 - EPA Issues Enforcement Discretion Policy During COVID-19 Crisis

March 27, 2020 - What To Know: Highlights of the $2 Trillion Federal Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rescue Package (CARES Act) for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

March 26, 2020 - Business Governance Issues of Remote/Virtual Meetings: How Can your Corporation or LLC Conduct Remote Meetings?

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: Practical and Legal Aspects of Restructuring Strategies in a Financial Crisis (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Webinar:  RIFs, Rightsizing, and Cost Savings During the Coronavirus Crisis (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Reduction In Force Checklist:  Considerations for COVID-19 Related Workforce Reductions

March 24, 2020 - Oakland County Businesses Remaining Open Under Executive Order 2020-21: Must Conduct Employee Screenings in Addition to Social Distancing Practices

March 24, 2020 - Environmental Compliance During COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Restrictions

March 23, 2020 - Michigan Small Business Relief Program to Provide Grants & Loans to Michigan Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Conducting an Internal Investigation

March 18, 2020 - Price Gouging Liability under the Michigan Consumer Protection Act

March 17, 2020 - [Re]Seller Beware! Michigan Expands Laws Aimed At Curbing Price Gouging During State of Emergency

March 11, 2020 - Business Interruption Due to the Coronavirus: Is It Covered by Insurance?

March 4, 2020 - Butzel Long Automotive Industry Group Presents: Coronavirus and Force Majeure

March 3, 2020 - Force Majeure Under Chinese Law and How It May Apply to U.S. Business Interests

February 3, 2020 - Impact of Coronavirus Spreads to the Auto Industry

Cannabis

March 26, 2020 - Obtaining Cannabis During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 18, 2020 - MMFLA and MRTMA Temporary Process of Issuance of License

Construction

April 24, 2020 - Have you taken steps to protect your construction lien rights during project suspensions?

April 22, 2020 - OSHA Backtracks on Recordability of COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - MDOT Issues Guidance on Field Operations During The COVID-19 Outbreak

March 24, 2020 - Michigan's Stay-at-Home Order Spares Some in the Construction Industry

March 12, 2020 - Coronavirus and the Construction Industry: Plans and Procedures for Construction Companies to Implement to Mitigate the Impact of the Coronavirus

Cybersecurity and Privacy

June 15, 2020 - The July 1 Deadline is Looming:  California is Ready to Enforce its Consumer Privacy Act

June 9, 2020 - Manufacturers Beware: Machine Controlling Malware and “Double Extortion” Ransomware Is Looking For YOU!

March 12, 2020 - Beware of Phishing Emails Claiming to Have Updates or Remedy Information About Coronavirus

Education

May 22, 2020 - 6th Circuit Revisits Whether Basic Minimum Education is a Fundamental Right

April 28, 2020 - 6th Circuit Finds that Basic Minimum Education is a Fundamental Right

April 3, 2020 - Governor Whitmer Suspends In-Person K-12 Instruction for the Remainder of 2019/2020 School Year

Health Care

July 23, 2020 - New Round of Cares Act Provider Relief Fund Payments: Certain Dentists, Medicaid Providers, Chip Providers Eligible

May 21, 2020 - “Mask Up Michigan” - Governor Whitmer Furthers Her MI Safe Start Plan Order by Rescinding Prohibition on Routine Healthcare Services and Procedures   

May 6, 2020 - Butzel Long attorneys to present a webinar with the State Bar of Michigan:  HCLS Webinar - CARES Act & Healthcare Provider Relief Programs: Are There Strings Attached to 'No Strings Attached' Money? - Click here for a copy of the presentation.

April 30, 2020 - OIG Expands Its Authority

April 29, 2020 - Next Round of HHS CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments

April 23, 2020 - Can I Be Liable For That?  Issues of Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 22, 2020 - Webinar: CARES Act Provider Relief Payments: Are there strings attached to “no strings attached” money?

April 21, 2020 - FCC Provides Telehealth Funding...But Act Fast

April 16, 2020 - HHS’s CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal Is Open!

April 14, 2020 - CMS Rolls Out Relief Payments to Healthcare Providers Under CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

March 27, 2020 - Gov. Whitmer Issues Executive Order Relaxing Rules on Pharmacists and Out-of-State Wholesale Distributors Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Executive Orders on COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know (click here for more information)

March 18, 2020 - States Receive Guidance on Paying for Medicaid Telehealth Services for Fee-for-Service from CMS

March 17, 2020 - HHS Lessens Restrictions on Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 16, 2020 - CMS Waives Some Provider Rules to Provide More Access to Services

March 9, 2020 - Emergency Federal Legislation Relaxes Medicare Requirement for Telehealth Services to Combat COVID-19

Immigration

June 23, 2020 - Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens that Present a Risk to the US Labor Market

June 10, 2020 - USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Petitions

April 27, 2020 - USCIS Updates (COVID-19)

April 24, 2020 - Presidential Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: Response to the Spread of COVID-19: The Impact on Employment of Foreign Nationals

March 20, 2020 - Update on Suspension of Operations of Certain U.S. Consulates in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 18, 2020 - USCIS Field Offices, Asylum Offices, and Application Support Centers are Closed to Mitigate the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 17, 2020 - Canada Announces Travel Restrictions In an Effort to Slow COVID-19 Spread

March 16, 2020 - Suspension of Operations of Certain U.S. Consulates in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak (updated March 17, 2020)

March 13, 2020 - Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Foreign Nationals Who Have Been Present in Europe within the Schengen Area

Insurance

July 8, 2020 - Michigan Court Becomes First in the Country to Rule Against Coverage for COVID-19 Business Losses

April 9, 2020 - Numerous Insurance Coverage Questions Are Being Raised by the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 11, 2020 - Business Interruption Due to the Coronavirus: Is It Covered by Insurance?

International Trade

May 19, 2020 - Additional Guidance Released for Companies in Mexico Looking to Restart Operations before June 1

May 15, 2020 - Mexico Amends Its Plan to Resume Economic Activity and Return to a “New Normal” in Three Phases

May 14, 2020 - Update: Mexico Announces Its Plan to Resume Economic Activity and Return to a “New Normal” in Three Phases

May 13, 2020 - Mexico Announces its Plan to Resume Economic Activity and Return to a “New Normal” in Three Phases

April 27, 2020 - The USMCA to Enter Into Force on July 1, 2020

April 23, 2020 - Mexico’s Shutdown Harms Aerospace and Defense in the U.S.

April 20, 2020 - New Executive Order Gives 90 Day Extension on Payment of Certain Duties

April 2, 2020 - Mexico’s Stop Order for Non-Essential Business

March 27, 2020 - USTR Opens New Portal to Apply For Exclusions from Section 301 Tariffs on Imports from China That Impact COVID-19 National Emergency

March 26, 2020 - Mexico's Secretary of Health Issues Work Guidance for the COVID-19 Outbreak 

March 23, 2020 - The United States and Mexico Reach A Joint Agreement to Impose Travel Restrictions on Non-Essential Travel

Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits

August 31, 2020 - Executive Order 2020-172: Clarifying COVID Symptoms

July 31, 2020 - Do Businesses Need to Send Some Employees Home to Work?

June 17, 2020 - Join us for a webinar: Return to Work: Employee Considerations

June 11, 2020 - Join us for a webinar with the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Michigan: Return to Work Plan Requirements

May 21, 2020 - OSHA Publishes Revised COVID-19 Recordkeeping Guidelines

May 15, 2020 - IRS Issues Relief for Cafeteria Plans by Promoting Increased Flexibility

May 6, 2020 - Virtual Training:  Virtual Management and HR Training in the COVID Era – How to Restart Work, Limit Liability, and Navigate the Quickly Changing Rules Governing the Workforce

May 1, 2020 - When Does Federal Labor Law Protect an Employee's Refusal to Work Because of Fear of COVID-19 Exposure?

May 1, 2020 - U.S. Department of Labor and IRS Extend Certain Employee Benefit Deadlines Due to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - COVID-19: Its Effects on Group Health Plans in a Changed World

April 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Testing and the Workplace

April 23, 2020 - DOL Issues Guidance on Concurrent Use of Available Employer-Provided PTO under FFCRA

April 23, 2020 - OSHA Issues Plan Modifying Procedures for Investigations Relating To COVID-19 and Instructs Investigators to Use Discretion in Issuing Citations Based on Employer’s Good Faith Efforts

April 16, 2020 - Can Employers Enforce Attendance Policies During COVID-19 Emergency?

April 15, 2020 - Oakland County Businesses Remaining Open Under Executive Order 2020-42 Must Require Facial Coverings in Addition to Employee Screenings and Social Distancing Practices

April 6, 2020 - Recent Executive Order Focuses on Michigan Employers

March 30, 2020 - New DOL Guidance Narrows New Paid Leave Requirements and Provides Welcome Clarity for Employers

March 30, 2020 - Qualified Retirement Plans - New, More Flexible, "Coronavirus Rules"

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates (click here for more information)

March 26, 2020 - EEOC Issues New Guidance Expanding Symptoms Screening

March 26, 2020 - Retirement Plan Cost Savers

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA Requirements (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Webinar: RIFs, Rightsizing, and Cost Savings During the Coronavirus Crisis (click here for more information)

March 24, 2020 - Oakland County Businesses Remaining Open Under Executive Order 2020-21: Must Conduct Employee Screenings in Addition to Social Distancing Practices

March 19, 2020 - President Trump Signs The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What Do Employers Need to Know?

March 18, 2020 - Coronavirus Webinar: The Employment Perspective

March 16, 2020 - DBusiness Magazine Publishes Blog "Employers - Frequent Communication with Employees is Key During Pandemic" Written by Butzel Long Attorney Rebecca Davies

March 13, 2020 - COVID-19 – “Work from Home” Emergency Employment Plans – 10 Things to Think About

March 5, 2020 - COVID-19: Important Considerations for Employers

Litigation/Appellate

August 6, 2020 - The New Age of Video Depositions

June 24, 2020 - Litigating the Coronavirus: What Businesses Need to Fight Over in Pandemic's Wake

May 19, 2020 - "Compassion Release" and COVID-19

April 23, 2020 - Can I Be Liable For That?  Issues of Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Impact on Arbitrations and Mediation

April 16, 2020 - Bipartisan Workgroup Seeks Your Input

April 14, 2020 - What do you do when agents show up with a search warrant?

March 26, 2020 - AO 2020-4: The Michigan Supreme Court Suspends Filing Deadlines in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, But Not Circuit Court Appeals

March 24, 2020 - AO 2020-3:  What Does the Michigan Supreme Court’s Tolling Order Mean for You?

March 23, 2020 - “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and How Covid-19 Could Forever Change the Need for Oral Argument and Why the Written Brief Is All Too Important

March 17, 2020 - Jurisdictional Appellate Deadlines Remain In Effect During Covid-19 Interruptions

Taxation and Estate/Succession Planning

May 19, 2020 - There’s Still Time to Review Michigan Property Tax Assessments; Extended Deadlines for Property Tax Appeals Due to Executive Order

April 14, 2020 - MEDC Offers Relief to Meet Tax Incentive Milestones

April 8, 2020 - Individual and Business Taxpayer Relief: IRS and State of Michigan Postpone Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

Multimedia/Recordings

September 3, 2020 - Automotive Industry Outlook and Navigating Financial Challenges as the COVID-19 Impact Continues Webinar

June 17, 2020 - Return to Work: Employee Considerations

June 1, 2020 - PPP Webinar: Preparing for a potential audit, determining maximum loan forgiveness, and understanding the changes included in the PPP Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010)

April 22, 2020 - Webinar: CARES Act Provider Relief Payments: Are there strings attached to “no strings attached” money?

April 20, 2020 - A2Y Luncheon with U.S. Senator Gary Peters Sponsored by Butzel Long

April 17, 2020 - Welcome to our Butzel Long Home Offices!

April 15, 2020 - Webinar: COVID-19 CARES ACT Supporting Federal Contractors: A Guide for the Small Business Industrial Base

April 14, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What CAM Members Need to Know

April 9, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: The CARES Act: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: Response to the Spread of COVID-19: The Impact on Employment of Foreign Nationals

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Automotive Industry Outlook and Workforce Issues as the Coronavirus Impact Escalates

March 26, 2020 - Webinar: Executive Orders on COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: Practical and Legal Aspects of Restructuring Strategies in a Financial Crisis

March 25, 2020 - Webinar: An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA Requirements

March 24, 2020 - Webinar: RIFs, Rightsizing, and Cost Saving During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 20, 2020 - Webinar: Big Three Automakers Suspend Operations: The Legal Effects on the Supply Chain

Butzel Kids at Home

June 4, 2020 - My First Sculpture

May 28, 2020 - Guided Drawing Session of Pigeon and Butterfly

May 21, 2020 - Guided Tour of the Night Sky Over Michigan


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