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COVID-19 (the “Coronavirus”), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and The Fall-Out to Your Business

Last Updated:  March 22, 2020 In light of the tremendous consequences to business and individuals associated with the growth of the coronavirus COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), Neider & Boucher, S.C. has recently published an employment law FAQ on various workplace issues, a primer on Force Majeure clauses, and review of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  […]

The New Families First Coronavirus Response Act and What it Means for Businesses?

This article was written by Attorney John Rather The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) (FFCRA), signed into law March 18th, represents Congress’s initial efforts to address the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) on many Americans. It includes nutritional assistance to vulnerable Americans, reduces financial barriers to Coronavirus testing, additional funding for state […]

The Ripple Effect of COVID-19 On Businesses

By now, most people have heard of the virus commonly called the “Coronavirus,” more scientifically known as COVID-19 (“coronavirus disease 2019”).  COVID-19 was first detected in China and as of March 12, 2020 has now spread to over 90 countries internationally, including the United States.  Over the last month the Dow Jones Industrial Average has […]

Notice of Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage

Generally speaking, if you are an employer offering a group health plan to your employees, you are likely required to inform your Medicare eligible employees as to whether or not your company’s health plan provides creditable prescription drug coverage (employers required to provide notice). These “Notices of Creditable/Non-Creditable Coverage” specifically indicate whether the plan’s prescription […]

ACA Update: Cadillac Tax Repeal Within Sight

I have long followed the developments of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA,” the “ACA,” or colloquially, “Obamacare”), from its origins as a conservative, state-based, market-oriented insurance reform tool designed to combat rising healthcare costs, to its being championed and eventually passed into law by liberal legislators under President Barack Obama, to the […]

Including Pets in Wills and Trusts

Many pet owners consider their animals an integral part of the family. It makes sense that an increasing number of clients ask about including pets in their estate plans. While animals are legally considered “tangible personal property,” any pet owner will tell you that an animal is much more than that. Wisconsin’s trust laws caught […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Short-term Rentals Not Prohibited by Commercial Activity Restriction. Will Your Condominium Association Rules Hold Up?

Have you ever stayed at an AirBnB or VRBO or HomeAway rental, or any of the other numerous alternatives to a hotel? These “short-term rentals” or “STRs” are becoming more and more popular. Almost 14% of total worldwide room sales came from STRs in 2017. However, as these arrangements become more and more popular they […]