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Senate Passes Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act as Part of Coronavirus Response

Senate Passes Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act as Part of Coronavirus Response

Late last evening, in a bold response to the crisis currently facing our country, the Senate passed the nearly $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bill, known as Phase 3, is extremely beneficial for small business of all sizes and includes unique provisions to help provide liquidity and to help businesses […]

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for Certain Non-Profit Organizations, as well as For-Profit Businesses

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COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available for Certain Non-Profit Organizations, as well as For-Profit Businesses

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) now offers a program of economic injury disaster loans to private non-profits, as well as for-profit businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Generally, substantial economic injury means the private non-profit or business is unable to meet its obligations […]

Coronavirus Employment FAQs

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Coronavirus Employment FAQs

Employers and employees are trying to figure out how the new emergency laws and statewide orders apply to their situation. Here are some frequently asked questions. Presently, Ohio is under a statewide stay-at-home order unless you are an essential business. These questions apply to employees who are working. This means essential employees of essential businesses. […]

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE – INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND LAWMAKERS WEIGH IN

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION COVERAGE – INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND LAWMAKERS WEIGH IN

In a letter dated Wednesday March 18, 2020, a bipartisan group of U.S. Congressional lawmakers urged four major insurance trade organizations “to make financial losses related to COVID 19 and other infectious disease-related losses part of their commercial business interruption coverage for policy holders.” The lawmakers advised that the “shelter-in-place” orders that have been issued […]

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

COVID-19 and Force Majeure

Unforeseeable circumstances – such as the outbreak of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) – that prevent a party from fulfilling its contractual duties may fall under the force majeure clause of that contract. However, a great deal depends on the nature of the event and its impact on the specific contract and its performance by the parties.  The […]

APPLICATIONS FOR PROPERTY TAX REDUCTIONS DUE MARCH 31

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APPLICATIONS FOR PROPERTY TAX REDUCTIONS DUE MARCH 31

Applications to attempt to lower residential and commercial real estate taxes are due March 31, so this is a good time for property owners to review the taxes they pay and analyze whether they should apply for a reduction. Property owners can apply to county Boards of Revision and potentially reduce the county’s valuation of their […]

THE NUN WON – PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

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THE NUN WON – PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

A so-called “home for the aged” can apply for real estate tax exemption under Section 5709.12 of the Ohio Revised Code. More familiar names for these homes may be residential care facility or nursing home. One requirement for exemption is that the facility “provide services for the life of each resident without regard to the resident’s ability […]