This resource page will be updated with fresh content as items continue to evolve. Below are links to various resources related to COVID-19 that Woods Aitken has produced so far, as well as links to national and state resources. We encourage you to visit this page regularly for valuable information. If you would like to join any of our mailing lists for updates, please click here to subscribe to our E-Briefs.
Business Services, Financial, Real Estate
June 12: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Signed into Law June 5, 2020
May 14: Paycheck Protection Program Necessity Certification Safe Harbor Deadline Extended to May 18
May 13: SBA Issues Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Necessity Certification
April 3: SBA Issues Additional Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program
April 2: Use of Electronic Signatures and Remote Notarization During COVID-19
April 2: Commercial Impracticability and the COVID-19 Pandemic—What to Do if Your Contract is Silent
March 30: How to Bulletproof Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application
March 30: Nebraska COVID-19 Temporary Residential Eviction Relief
March 23: COVID-19 Pandemic and Force Majeure Contract Provisions
January 4: New Year's Contracting Resolutions
December 28: Part 4: Vaccine Mandates’ Potential Effect on Payment Provisions and Changes to Colorado’s Retainage Laws | Key Takeaways in 2021 Construction Contracting
December 21: Part 3: COVID-19 Related Clauses | Key Takeaways in 2021 Construction Contracting
June 7: Six Ways to Manage the Risk of Material Price Escalations and Supply-Chain Delays
March 23: Project Shutdown Preparedness in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 20: Flattening the Curve: Contractor/Subcontractor Survival Guide in the Age of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Labor & Employment
August 1: What Employers Need to Know About the Updated EEOC COVID-19 Guidance
January 31: CMS Updates Its Compliance Deadlines for Medicare and Medicaid Facilities in 24 States Covered by the CMS Vaccine Mandate
January 14: Split Decisions: Supreme Court Blocks OSHA ETS But Upholds CMS Mandate
December 21: OSHA ETS: It’s Back (For Now Anyway)
September 29: COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Federal Contractors Update
September 10: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Are Coming Your Way
September 1: Managing COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates
April 8: Reminder: EEO-1 Component Data Collection Opens April 26
April 6: An Employer’s Guide to the American Rescue Plan Act
January 6: U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance Supporting Workplace Flexibilities through Virtual Communication
December 30: The New Year to Begin with New Obligations for Colorado Employers Providing Paid Sick Leave
December 28: Congress Extends Tax Credits Until March 31, 2021 for Voluntarily Providing Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19
August 31: Form I-9 Compliance: ICE Extends Remote Verification
July 31: Working Through Coronavirus: Medical Testing
July 20: Pamela J. Bourne a Special Guest on Podcast, “Returning to Work Safely”
April 24: Terminations and Retaliation in a Time of COVID-19
April 22: Form I-9 Update: Deadline to Switch to New Form Is May 1
April 13: New OSHA Enforcement Guidance: Recording COVID-19 Illnesses
April 9: COVID-19 Best Practices: Agency Guidance and Documentation Recommendations
March 30: Summary of the EEOC’s Webinar Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and Anti-Discrimination Laws
March 26: DOL Releases Required Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster
March 23: Evaluating All the Options
March 22: Nebraska Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefit Relief
March 22: EEOC Updates COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness ADA Guidance
March 22: Department of Homeland Security COVID-19 Update on Form I-9
March 20: Employer Paid Leave Obligations Under the Newly Enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act
March 18: EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance
March 13: Coronavirus: Employer Guidance from the EEOC, DOL, OSHA and CDC
State Resources for Health/Employer/Employee Workforce
National and Federal Resources
White House Coronavirus Task Force, CDC, FEMA (coronavirus.gov)
Specific resources for businesses and also small business owners, schools, healthcare professionals and more.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Receive up-to-the-minute information on COVID-19, along with information from the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Learn more about the current outbreak on COVID-19, including rolling updates, travel restrictions, global outbreak maps, and FAQs.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Learn more on how to prepare your workplace. Information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with COVID-19.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
"Coronavirus and COVID-19"
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Find resources on workplace safety, wage and hour, and more.
U.S. Department of the Treasury (USDT)
Learn more about payroll support and other assistance for American workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Includes resources for small businesses. Also includes details on Treasury Department COVID-19 scams.
U.S. Department of State (Travel Advisories)
Review current travel advisories for U.S. citizens.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Guidance on telework, VPNs, risk management, and more.