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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Ice Miller organized a COVID-19 Task Force to help educate our clients about their risks and their companies' risks due to COVID-19. New content is added to the Resource Center daily. Please check back daily for NEW resources.
 
Additional resources from international, federal, state and local entities are available here.

Ice Miller Resources

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Business
 
The Impact of COVID-19 on Franchising Webinar

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has hit the franchise industry hard. Indiana Franchise Association founding members provided tips and resources for the Indiana franchise community relating to the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual lunch on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Panelists included partners Christina Fugate and Alice Kelly. A copy of the webinar recording is available here. A copy of the PowerPoint is available here.

 
Coronavirus Relief Package: How Companies Can Borrow Under the New Stimulus Package Webinar
Our attorneys hosted a webinar based on the new stimulus package for coronavirus relief on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. An overview of the Federal government's Economic Industry Disaster Loan program, Paycheck Protection Program (Section 7(a)) and the Coronavirus Economic Stabilization program was provided. A copy of the webinar recording is available here. A copy of the PowerPoints is available here.

Supplemental Information: 
SBA Issues Additional Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program
  For questions regarding issues surrounding the effect on your business and strategies that can help mitigate negative impacts, including the development of response plans and other business continuity considerations, contact Josh Christie.

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CARES Act
 
CARES Act Update and Q&A with U.S. Senator Young, Moderated by Mark Shublak 
As guidance continues to be issued regarding the CARES Act, we held a Q&A session with Indiana's senior U.S. Senator Todd Young on April 14, 2020. Senator Young gave an overview of the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and answered your questions. The discussion was moderated by partner Mark Shublak and concluded with a quick briefing on legal developments Ice Miller is monitoring. A copy of the webinar recording is available here
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Contract, Risk Management and General Litigation
For questions regarding supply chain issues, customer disputes, force majeure clauses and general risk management issues, contact Christina FugateAudrey HowardDrew Miroff and Meghann Supino.

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Data Security and Privacy
For questions regarding data security and privacy, contact Stephen Reynolds.

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Employee Benefits
For questions regarding employee benefits, contact Chris Sears.

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Employment
 
Preparing for the Return (to Work) Webinar

As our federal, state and local governments signal that the "reopening" of the economy is near, employers—whether they have been closed for a period of time, operating (at partial capacity or with some employees working remotely) as essential businesses, or conducting all business remotely—need to prepare for their employees to return. Recorded on April 29, 2020 with Paul Bittner, Tami Earnhart, Ryan Poor and Paul Sweeney, this webinar covered the various steps employers should consider as they welcome their employees back into the workplace, and the myriad of questions and issues that may arise, from preparing your physical space to managing the employee who does not feel comfortable returning and the leaves you may be required to provide. A copy of the webinar recording is available here. A copy of the PowerPoint is available here.

 
 
Labor and Employee Benefit Plan Guidance Webinar

On April 23, 2020, Heather Adams and Gary Blachman discussed the labor and employee benefit plan implications of the differences between layoffs, furloughs, sabbaticals and other temporary leaves of absence. The panelists also discussed the major changes to retirement plans arising from the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act along with the financial impact on plan sponsors and participants. A copy of the webinar recording is available here. A copy of the PowerPoint is available here. A Q&A document from the webinar is available here.

  For questions regarding leave and travel policies, employee communications and other employment issues, contact Tami Earnhart.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
For questions regarding the FFCRA, contact Tami Earnhart.

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Federal, State and Local Government Response
For questions regarding how governmental entities are responding and how your company and/or services could be utilized to assist, contact John Hammond, Lawren Mills and Jessica Voltolini.

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Health Care
For questions regarding the impact to health care, contact Taryn Stone.

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Immigration and Global Mobility
 
The Reimagined Workplace: Resilience and Realignment During the Global Recession

On August 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT, Jenifer Brown will moderate the Employment Law Alliance Global Employment Law Webinar titled "The Reimagined Workplace: Resilience and Realignment During the Global Recession." The Reimagined Workplace series features legal professionals from around the globe in candid, direct conversations addressing employment law topics and global challenges affecting businesses of all sizes. The format is driven by interactive discussions and Q&A.  Participants can submit questions in advance or during the live program. Click here to register for the U.S. webinar.

 
U.S. Immigration and COVID-19 Webinar
Jenifer Brown and Christl Glier hosted a webinar on Thursday, April 9, 2020 about the impact of COVID-19 on our foreign national employees. Specific topics included global travel restrictions, remote work furloughs and other changes to conditions of employment, PERM labor market testing, agency filings (USCIS, DOL and DOS) and I-9 and E-Verify compliance. A copy of the webinar recording is available here. A copy of the PowerPoints is available here.
  For questions regarding the impact to your foreign national employees, U.S. employees working abroad and other international travel issues, contact Jen Brown.

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Insurance
For questions regarding insurance issues, including potential business interruption coverage, contact Nick Reuhs.

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Real Estate
For questions regarding real estate, contact Matt DeLaruelle.

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Return to Work
  
Preparing for the Return (to Work) Webinar

As our federal, state and local governments signal that the "reopening" of the economy is near, employers—whether they have been closed for a period of time, operating (at partial capacity or with some employees working remotely) as essential businesses, or conducting all business remotely—need to prepare for their employees to return. Recorded on April 29, 2020 with Paul Bittner, Tami Earnhart, Ryan Poor and Paul Sweeney, this webinar covered the various steps employers should consider as they welcome their employees back into the workplace, and the myriad of questions and issues that may arise, from preparing your physical space to managing the employee who does not feel comfortable returning and the leaves you may be required to provide. A copy of the webinar recording is available here. A copy of the PowerPoint is available here.

  Additional resources from international, federal, state and local entities regarding returning to work are available here.

For questions regarding labor and employment, contact Tami Earnhart. For questions regarding employee benefits Issues, please contact Gary Blachman. For questions regarding landlord tenant Issues, please contact Matt DeLaruelle or Steve Forry. For questions regarding third-party waivers and liability issues, please contact Christina Fugate or Drew Miroff. For questions regarding how governmental entities are responding, please contact Mark Shublak

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Solvency and Restructuring
For questions regarding financial distress issues and restructuring solutions, contact Alyson Fiedler, Louis DeLucia and Dan Swetnam.

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Tax
For questions regarding tax implications, contact Matt Ehinger.

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Tax Exempt / Nonprofits
For questions regarding the impact to tax-exempt organizations or information on creating a tax-exempt charitable Relief Fund for employees or members, contact Gina Giacone or Ryan Waggoner.

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Trusts, Estates and Private Wealth
For questions regarding trust and estate planning, contact Steve Latterell.

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Task Force
 
Josh Christie
Joshua L. Christie, Partner
 
Tami Earnhart
Tami A. Earnhart, Partner
 
Christina Fugate
Christina Fugate, Partner
 
If you have questions or need any other information or if a situation arises and you need advice, please contact:
 
  • Business / Finance Considerations Issues
    • For questions regarding issues surrounding the effect on your business and strategies that can help mitigate negative impacts, including the development of response plans and other business continuity considerations, contact Josh Christie.
  • Contract, Risk Management and General Litigation Issues
  • Data Security and Privacy Issues
  • Employee Benefits Issues
    • For questions regarding employee benefits, contact Chris Sears.
  • Employment Issues
    • For questions regarding leave and travel policies, employee communications and other employment issues, contact Tami Earnhart.
  • Federal, State and Local Government Response Issues
  • Health Care Issues
    • For questions regarding the impact to health care, contact Taryn Stone.
  • Immigration and Global Mobility Issues
    • For questions regarding the impact to your foreign national employees, U.S. employees working abroad and other international travel issues, contact Jen Brown.
  • Insurance Issues
    • For questions regarding insurance issues, including potential business interruption coverage, contact Nick Reuhs.
  • Real Estate Issues
  • Solvency and Restructuring Issues
  • Tax
    • For questions regarding tax implications, contact Matt Ehinger.
  • Tax Exempt / Nonprofits
    • For questions regarding the impact to tax-exempt organizations or information on creating a tax-exempt charitable Relief Fund for employees or members, contact Gina Giacone or Ryan Waggoner.
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