Month: April 2020

Update on Paycheck Protection Program Loans

04/09/2020King, Ray W.

NOTE—The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 amends the CARES Act and this article updates the information below>> click here to read more.  This article updates the information in the articles, “SBA Issues Interim Final Rule For The Paycheck Protection Program” dated April 3, 2020, and “Paycheck Protection Program Under The Coronavirus Aid, Relief,… Read more »

Coronavirus and the Constitution

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04/08/2020Powers, Edward J.

As the coronavirus wreaks havoc with the health and economy of the nation, some state governors have taken unprecedented action in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the disease.  Such extraordinary emergency measures have come in the form of “executive orders” closing businesses, seizing private property, restricting travel and demanding citizens stay at… Read more »

Copyright Issues With Livestreaming Worship Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

04/08/2020Tucker, Jane D.

Religious organizations around the world are searching for ways to continue offering religious services in light of the COVID-19 prohibitions against physically gathering in places of worship. This is particularly true right now as people seek to worship during Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, all of which occur in April.  Not being able to gather and… Read more »

Impact of Coronavirus on Pool Season for Community Associations

04/08/2020Casey, Deborah M.

Spring is here, which means pool season is upon us.  Traditionally, this is when community associations throughout Virginia prepare for pool season.  Now, with Virginians ordered to stay home, social distance, sanitize and limit in-person gatherings through June 10, 2020, community associations may need to review their pool contracts.  Pool contracts generally involve two main… Read more »

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Program

04/03/2020King, Ray W.

NOTE—The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 amends the CARES Act and this article updates the information below>> click here to read more.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020.  The principal program for small business economic… Read more »

COVID-19, the CARES Act and Retirement Plan Issues

04/02/2020Saffelle, Robert N.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has a significant impact on employee benefit and retirement plans.  The following summary highlights the changes. Suspension of required minimum distribution rules The required minimum distribution (RMD) rules for retirement plans, including 401(k) plans and IRAs, are waived for 2020. Therefore, plan participants who are… Read more »

CARES Act Modifies Certain Trademark Filing Deadlines

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04/02/2020Tucker, Jane D.

Pursuant to the authority granted the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), the due dates for certain USPTO trademark filings have been extended.  The extension applies to any of the following which were due to be filed between March 27,… Read more »