Updates
April 3, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Legal Resources for Business

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Keep your business in the know during the COVID-19 outbreak.

With information concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolving, DRM is committed to providing you relevant and timely guidance on how to navigate this challenging time. We will update this site regularly as new information emerges. For immediate assistance or questions on a particular topic, please contact a member of our team. On this page, you will find answers to frequently asked questions, as well as helpful links.

BREAKING NEWS

  • April 3, 2020: SBA ISSUED INTERIM FINAL RULE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2 TO FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM Here are the full details.
  • April 1, 2020: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary regulations  for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on April 1. The regulations confirmed that employees must give notice to their employers of the need to take leave and provide documentation to support paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave. The IRS also provided guidance on needed documentation.

    See the FFCRA regulations here. See the IRS guidance here.

  • March 31, 2020: The CARES Act. The $2 trillion stimulus package has multiple components to assist business, including for small business the expansion of the Small Business Association’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The EIDL expansion provides $10 billion of additional funding to be administered directly by the SBA. The Paycheck Protection Program is a $349 billion small business loan and forgiveness program, intended to allow businesses to continue functioning while maintaining workforce.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CARES Act

Essential Business

Vermont

New Hampshire

Employment Matters

Tax Considerations

Small Business Assistance

Business Interruption Insurance

Force Majeure

Vermont Legislative Updates

Cyber Security / Remote Work

Intellectual Property

Food and Beverage

STATE AND FEDERAL RESOURCES

Vermont Government & Court Resources

New Hampshire Government & Court Resources

Federal Government Resources

HELPFUL LINKS

Your COVID-19 team

Matt Borick | Litigation & Cyber Security

Marc Heath | Litigation

John Hollar | Government Affairs

Scott Jaunich | Real Estate

Patti Komline | Government Relations

Kevin McGrath | Intellectual Property

Bruce Palmer | Insurance

Mary Parent | Corporate Law

Beth Rattigan | Employment Law

Tim Sampson | Real Estate

Ben Traverse | Employment Law 

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