Insights

The Proliferation of Class Action Lawsuits Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically disrupted all businesses, employers and government entities. Indeed, virtually the entire global economy has been affected. Shutdowns, the need for social distancing and efforts to contain the spread of the virus has led to the closing of businesses and the cancellations of services and events.

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Illinois Department of Human Rights Publishes Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program

Earlier this year, the State of Illinois enacted new legislation requiring every Illinois employer to provide mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for all employees on an annual basis. While the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly upended businesses and employers throughout the nation, the mandatory training obligations for Illinois employers have not changed.

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We’re Open for Closings!

Following the issuance of Governor Pritzker’s March 20, 2020, “Stay at Home” Executive Order (“Order”) [include link here to Order No. 2020-10], individuals and companies with real estate closings in the pipeline suddenly, and quite justifiably, panicked: “Does this mean we can’t close our deal?” For now, the answer is yes, you can still close your deal, with precautions, good planning and an abundance of patience.

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Navigating the Wash Sale Rules

Question: With the recent stock market decline, does it make sense for me to sell stocks that have decreased in value to create losses for tax purposes and then buy back the same positions?

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Additional PPP Funding and U.S. Chamber Grant

President Trump signed the $484 Billion stimulus bill, adding additional relief for small businesses and healthcare. This stimulus package includes $310 Billion in additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans. The funds are expected to be absorbed far more quickly than the 13 days of the initial PPP funding.

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