Recognizing COVID-19 brings unprecedented implications for our clients and their businesses, Wyrick Robbins attorneys and staff remain fully functional and ready to provide clear direction and practical legal solutions for navigating the challenges of today and those that lie ahead.
Read a note from Managing Partner, Jimmy Yates, regarding Wake County’s “Stay at Home” order.
Visit our COVID-19 Resources page for more detailed alerts and FAQs.
Labor & Employment
- The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard: COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Requirements For Large Employers
- Can I Require My Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? Yes, But . . . .
- FAQs in Reopening Businesses and Returning Employees to Work After COVID-19
- March 23 and April 13 alerts featuring comprehensive overviews of how the Families First Coronavirus Response Act affects employers, including:
- Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
- Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act
- Tax Relief for Employers Under The FFCRA
- COVID-19 Employee Benefits Administration Issues
- Unemployment Benefits Related to the COVID-19 Crisis
- Cafeteria Plan Relief in Response to COVID-19
Government Lending Programs for Small Businesses
- PPP 2.0
- Small Business Lending under the CARES Act
- Main Street Lending Program
- Paycheck Protection Program
- July 6: Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline Extended to August 8, 2020
- SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Forgiveness Applications
- Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Modifies Key Provisions for PPP Loans
- U.S. Treasury and SBA Rules and FAQ Guidance Continue to Evolve
- PPP Forgiveness Application
- North Carolina Secretary of State Requires All Filings to be Made Online
- [Effective March 24] Delaware Secretary of State Requires all Filings to be Made Via their Document Upload Service. More info here.
- SEC Relief for Certain Public Company Filing Obligations
- Practical Advice for Upcoming Annual Meetings of Shareholders
- ALERT: NASDAQ Provides COVID-19-Related Regulatory Relief from Price-Based Continued Listing Standards
Banking & Financial Institutions
- Small Business Lending
- Community Bank Leverage Ratio and the CARES Act
- Loan Modifications and Troubled Debt Restructurings
- Temporary Relief under CECL
- Regulatory Relief on Call Report Deadlines
- Debt Guarantee Authority
- Lending Limit Relief under the CARES Act
- Federal Reserve announces Paycheck Protection Program Lending Facility
- Federal Banking Agencies Issue Interim Final Rule Deferring Appraisals and Evaluations for Real Estate Transactions
- FDIC Issues Proposed Rule to Mitigate the Deposit Insurance Assessment Effect of Participation in the PPP, the PPPLF, and MMLF
Privacy & Data Security
Our team can assist with COVID-19 related privacy and information security concerns, including:
- Data Breach Response
- Tracking Employees and Patients
- Data Security Standards
- Security Risk Analysis
- Consumer Outreach and Telehealth
- Privacy Disclosures in Release and Consent Forms
- Certificate of Need:
- Review schedules will not be altered and the deadlines for submitting applications will not be extended.
- Applicants can mail applications to The Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need Section, but they must be received (not postmarked) by the filing deadline.
- Public Hearings can now be requested in writing, with written hearing comments filed in lieu of an in-person public hearing.
- Changes in employment laws specifically applicable to healthcare providers:
- Under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, employers may elect to exclude certain types of healthcare providers who are employees.
- Use of infrared thermometers and taking employee temperatures during COVID-19 is permitted.
- North Carolina Court Announcements
- May 21: New COVID-19 Orders from Chief Justice Beasley on Civil Court Operations
- May 5: A New Chief Justice Beasley Order, Session Law 2020-3, and the Court Wants Your Help!
- April 3: Order Further Closes State Court, Provides Alternative Measures to Parties and Counsel
- March 19: Chief Justice Further Extends Deadlines for North Carolina Court Filings, Actions, and Limitations Periods
- New York Court Announcements
- Interpretation of force majeure clauses
- Insurance issues related to business interruption
Our tax practice group can assist with inquiries on COVID-19 related tax relief and compliance obligations, including:
- Updated Information on Federal and State Tax Responses to COVID-19
- Adjusted Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines
- Business and Individual Tax Relief Provisions Included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
- Tax Planning for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
- ALERT: Federal Tax Return Filing and Payment Relief in Response to COVID-19
- ALERT: More Extended Federal Tax Return Filing Deadlines in Response to COVID-19
Mergers & Acquisitions
- COVID-19 pandemic impacts certain terms of M&A transaction agreements
- Interpretation of force majeure and MAE clauses
- Alert: Effective Monday, March 30, the FTC and DOJ will resume the (previously suspended) practice of granting early termination of the HSR Act’s waiting periods when both have determined that no enforcement action will be taken during the waiting period.
- Representations and Warranties Insurance – How insurers are responding to the pandemic
- Navigating custody exchanges during the coronavirus pandemic
- FAQs Regarding 2020 Stimulus Checks and Your Divorce
- Interpretation of court orders or separation agreements, and how it relates to your obligations during this time
- Economic impact on the value of the marital estate in equitable distribution
- Economic impact on value and distribution of retirement accounts
- Enforceability of home or business sale provisions during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Modification of spousal support and child support due to job loss or furlough
- Negotiating temporary modifications to agreements and court orders with your ex-spouse or co-parent
- Guidance through the separation process
- Emergency Custody
- Domestic Violence Protection Orders
Trusts & Estates
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During this crisis, our Trusts & Estates practice is available to prepare necessary estate planning documents, including health care powers of attorney, living wills, HIPAA authorizations, powers of attorney and wills, and advice regarding the authority and responsibility of fiduciaries appointed under those documents.