COVID-19 and Artificial Intelligence: How the pandemic has re-ignited a focus on the software

In their article for Savannah Morning News, Diana McKenzie and Nicole Pope discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the focus on AI as developers rush to create software that can help businesses reduce the risks for employees returning to work.

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FFCRA Leave Documentation

Now that businesses are reopening, some employees will be requesting paid leave pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). Attorneys Wade Herring and Emery Lyon discuss what documentation businesses can and cannot request from employees and what documentation the business should maintain.

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Usage Reminders for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan

As businesses receive PPP loans, review of the guidance is important, especially if the business will be seeking loan forgiveness. Attorneys Louann Bronstein and Rob McGuirk offer a compilation of existing guidance, including recent guidance issued on May 13, 2020. 

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Unemployment Challenges

Many employees are hesitant to return to work as businesses start to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorneys Sarah Lamar and Amy Mitchell discuss employers’ options in this article for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.

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CARES Act Provides Tax Relief to Real Property Trades or Businesses

Attorney Robert J. McGuirk discusses how real property trades or businesses can find tax relief under the CARES Act.

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Key Points of the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve took action to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Attorney Robert J. McGuirk drafted key points about the Main Street Lending Program.

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Frequent Questions from Commercial Landlords about COVID-19

In this article for Savannah CEO, Allan Galis and Taylor Dove provide answers to some of the most common questions they’ve been receiving from their clients regarding landlords’ legal rights during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Loans, and the CARES Act

The CARES Act contains modifications to the SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan program. Louann Bronstein and Rob McGuirk have prepared a reference to compare Paycheck Protection Loans to the EIDLs, as well as a breakdown of the Employee Retention Credit. *Updated on 4/13/2020 to include Treasury guidelines.

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