Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources


Construction Alerts

Best Practices for Coping with Project Modifications, Suspension and Termination during the Age of COVID-19 (July 13, 2020)

8 Tips for Preparing for Delays, Acceleration Costs and Claims (May 21, 2020) 

Building a Better Box by Thinking Outside of It May 13, 2020) 

Executive Orders' Impact on Construction Activities During COVID-19 Crisis (April 29, 2020)

OSHA, Illinois Issue Safety Measures for Construction, Other Essential Businesses (April 27, 2020)

Identifying and Managing Construction Risks During the Coronavirus Pandemic (April 20, 2020) 

Best Practices for Construction Site Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 25, 2020)

City of Chicago Confirms Construction as Essential Infrastructure, Exempt From Stay Home Order (March 22, 2020)

Illinois Gov Pritzker's "Stay Home" Order: The Impact on Construction (March 21, 2020)

Preparing for a Construction Project Shutdown During the Coronavirus Pandemic (March 20, 2020)

IN-DEPTH UPDATE: The Impact of COVID-19 on Construction - Best Practices for Coping (March 16, 2020)

The Impact of Coronavirus on Construction: How To Prepare (March 5, 2020)


Corporate Alerts

The Future of Private Equity - TEN TALKS With Gould & Ratner (June 24, 2020)

Once COVID-19 is Contained: Visioning What’s Next For Offices and White Collar Businesses (June 2, 2020)

M&A Agreement Updates for COVID-19 (May 5, 2020)

What Comes Next: Visualizing the Future After the Great Pandemic of 2020 - Part 3 (May 4, 2020)

What Comes Next: Visualizing the Future After the Great Pandemic of 2020 - Part 2 (May 1, 2020)

What Comes Next: Visualizing the Future After the Great Pandemic of 2020 - Part 1 (April 29, 2020)

New Main Street Lending Program Offers More Relief for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (April 10, 2020)

Coming Soon: CARES Act Relief for Mid-Sized Businesses (April 7, 2020)

Be Prepared: What to Do When a Customer or Vendor Files for Bankruptcy Protection (April 6, 2020)

How the SBA’s Affiliation Rules May Affect Your Loan Eligibility for COVID-19 Economic Relief (April 6, 2020)

Businesses Adapting to COVID-19 During and After the Crisis (March 31, 2020)

CARES Act Expands SBA Loan Programs to Offer Relief for Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

Contract Conundrum: Whether Force Majeure, Frustration or Termination Can Protect Your Business (March 25, 2020)

How To Work Remotely and Securely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 23, 2020)


Human Resources and Employment Alerts

DOL Issues Updated Guidance, Report on Pandemic-Related Matters (September 2, 2020)

SBA New Loan Forgiveness Applications Released, More Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (June 19, 2020)

EEOC Updates Pandemic Workplace Guidance (June 12, 2020)

More Flexibility for Updated Paycheck Protection Program Rules (June 8, 2020) 

How One Small Business Is Staying a Cut Above Upon Reopening (June 4, 2020)

Illinois Businesses Must Adhere to Restore Illinois Phase 3 Safety Guidelines (June 2, 2020)

Chicago Passes COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance (May 26, 2020)

SBA Dispenses More Info for Maximizing PPP Forgiveness (May 26, 2020) 

IRS Issues COVID-19 Cafeteria Plan Guidance for Employers (May 20, 2020)

One Month Into PPP: How to Maximize Forgiveness and Ensure Compliance (April 27, 2020)

DOL Provides Additional FAQs Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (May 13, 2020) 

Employer Considerations on Returning to the Workplace in the Age of COVID-19 (May 4, 2020)

DOL Provides Additional Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (April 29, 2020) 

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Adopts “Rebuttable Presumption” Rule of Evidence (April 24, 2020)

Amendment to CARES Act Set to Revive Paycheck Protection Program With More Much-Needed Relief for Small Businesses (April 23, 2020)

Employer Safety Guidance for Manufacturing Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 23, 2020)

Employee Temperature Screenings During COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know (April 23, 2020)

OSHA Releases Further Guidance on Reporting and Recording COVID-19 Cases (April 20, 2020) 

Illinois Implements Federal Stimulus Package Unemployment Benefits (April 16, 2020)

Key CARES Act Mid-Sized Business Loan Programs Limit Executive Compensation, Protect Labor Organizing (April 13, 2020)

CDC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Employers in Non-Healthcare, Critical Infrastructure Sectors (April 10, 2020)

DOL Issues Rule and Additional Q&As on Families First Act Leave (April 7, 2020)

CDC Recommends Use of Cloth Face Masks (April 6, 2020)

Guide to SBA Loan Offerings during the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 3, 2020)

Illinois to Implement Expanded Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act (April 1, 2020)

COVID-19 Considerations for Retirement Plans During the Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Supplemental Q&A on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 30, 2020)

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Initial Q&A on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 24, 2020)

Some Employers Eligible for Reimbursement of Employee Paid Leave Related to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

DHS Defers Form I-9 Physical Inspection Requirement Due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020) 

FAQs for Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic (March 23, 2020) 

IDES Adopts Emergency Rules (March 23, 2020) 

UPDATED:  The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What You Need to Know (March 19, 2020) 

U.S. House Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act (March 16, 2020) 

Important Reminders for Employers When Handling COVID-19 Concerns (March 11, 2020) 

The Threat of Coronavirus in the Workplace: How to Prepare (Feb. 14, 2020)

Additional Human Resources and Employment Info

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 (Stay at Home) (April 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Poster and the Accompanying Guidance

Illinois Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

EEOC’s Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the ADA (UPDATED to include COVID-19 info)

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19


Litigation Alerts

5 Things You Need To Know About the Recent Illinois Ruling on Force Majuere and COVID-19 (June 25, 2020)

Commercial Tenant Evictions Limited by Latest Executive Orders (April 28, 2020)

CARES Act Expands SBA Loan Programs to Offer Relief for Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 and Commercial Disputes: Some Practical Considerations (March 17, 2020)  

Additional Litigation Info -- Court Closings

U.S. District Court - N.D. Ill. - In Re: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Public Emergency

U.S. Bankruptcy Court - N.D. Ill. - Court Proceedings During COVID-19 Public Emergency - Amended

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit - News and Announcements

Cook County Circuit Court - COVID-19 Emergency Measures (GAO 2020-01) (Amended May 1, 2020)

Cook County Circuit Court - COVID-19 Emergency Measures (GAO 2020-04)

Cook County Circuit Court - COVID-19 Emergency Measures (GAO 2020-05)

State of Illinois Courts COVID-19 Information and Updates

Policyholder Insurance Coverage

Coverage for COVID-19: How Are Insurance Policyholders Faring So Far With Claims and Litigation? (September 25, 2020)

Real Estate Alerts

Cook County Assessor Seeks to Reduce Assessed Property Values (June 2, 2020)

Rent Relief Considerations for Commercial Landlords During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 16, 2020)

IRS Extends Deadlines for 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges (April 10, 2020)

A Guide to Electronic Witnessing and Notarization (April 3, 2020)

CARES Act Expands SBA Loan Programs to Offer Relief for Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

How COVID-19 Can Impact Commercial Leases (March 17, 2020) 


Tax Alerts

IRS Issues Taxpayer-Friendly Regulations on Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges (June 25, 2020)

IRS Automatically Postpones Additional Payment, Filing Deadlines to July 15 (April 14, 2020)

Federal Gift and GST Tax Returns and Payments Due Date Delayed Until July 15 (April 1, 2020)

IRS Issues COVID-19 Tax Credit Details and Instruction (April 1, 2020)

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Payments to Employees Not Considered Taxable Income by IRS (March 31, 2020)

CARES Act Provides Tax Relief to Individuals, Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Considerations for Retirement Plans During the Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

Some Employers Eligible for Reimbursement of Employee Paid Leave Related to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

UPDATE: Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15 (March 23, 2020)

Federal Income Tax Payment Deadline Extended for 90 Days Beyond April 15 (March 18, 2020)

Additional Tax Info

State of Illinois Income Tax Filing and Payment Extension

IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A


Other Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Coronavirus information

World Health Organization - Coronavirus information

Small Business Association - Disaster Loan Assistance

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources Team