IR Global Member Bob Fishman Joins Cozen O’Connor

Bob Fishman, exclusive Bankruptcy Law and Cannabis Law member in Illinois and Delaware, has joined the Chicago office of Cozen O’Connor. Bob and seven of his colleagues join Cozen O’Connor from Fox Rothschild. Bob represents trustees, debtors, equity committees, secured and unsecured creditors, receivers and asset buyers, and litigants in various insolvency proceedings, including informal […]

Robert M. FishmanMember, Cozen O'Connor

In response to court challenge, Department of Labor issues a new Families First Coronavirus Response Act rule effective Sept. 16, 2020

In response to the global pandemic, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law on March 18, 2020. FFCRA created two emergency paid leave obligations for employers with 500 or less employees: (1) emergency paid sick leave which entitles employees to take up to two weeks of paid sick leave if […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updates COVID-19 guidance

On Sept. 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) revised its question and answer guidance designed to help employers and employees respond to issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act and Other EEOC Laws” was first posted on March 17, 2020, […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

Paycheck Protection Program: closed but issues remain

As you may have read recently, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) closed on Aug. 8, 2020, so that no additional loans would be granted under the program. The possibility exists that another round of funds through the program will be made available if and when Congress agrees on additional stimulus for taxpayers and the economy. […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

COVID-19 considerations for sale/purchase of a business

From working remotely to contact-free deliveries to video court appearances, COVID-19 is permanently changing the business and legal landscape, particularly in the sale or purchase of a business, whether via stock sale, asset sale or merger. Deals pending pre-COVID-19 are now proceeding to close; others terminated or are deferred due to the unforeseen changes caused by […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

Dipping into FEMA disaster relief funds, President Trump authorizes up to $400 per week to Americans unemployed because of the pandemic

The $600-per-week federal subsidy for unemployed workers because of COVID-19 expired at the end of July and was not extended by a divided Congress. In response, President Trump issued an executive order on Aug. 8, 2020, authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to divert up to $44 billion in disaster relief funds to provide […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

EEOC issues guidance to help employers and employees navigate opioid addiction

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued question and answer guidance to assist employees and employers in navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)’s non-discrimination and reasonable accommodation provisions, as they apply to employees recovering from or legally using opioids. The information provided does not state any new policies, but instead is offered to explain and […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

Paycheck Protection Program: closed but issues remain

As you may have read recently, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) closed on Aug. 8, 2020, so that no additional loans would be granted under the program. The possibility exists that another round of funds through the program will be made available if and when Congress agrees on additional stimulus for taxpayers and the economy. […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

IDHR issues form to report adverse judgments and administrative rulings of sexual harassment or unlawful employment discrimination

In August 2019, Illinois enacted the Workplace Transparency Act, which made major revisions to the state’s employment laws. Among the changes, Illinois imposed a requirement in which all employers must disclose to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) the adverse judgments or administrative rulings entered against them in the preceding year. For the 2019 […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.

Illinois evictions to remain on hold until July 26, 2020

On June 26, 2020, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an extension to Executive Order 2020-30 until July 26, 2020, and has suggested as of June 17, 2020, that potential tenant assistance grants may be available in August 2020 for those who have accrued rent due to a COVID-19 related hardship. This suspension effectively halts evictions for nonpayment of […]

David J. TecsonPrincipal, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.