• Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) April 1, 2020 - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), signed into law on March 27, 2020, is meant to serve as a stimulus to individuals and businesses in response to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below is a brief summary on some of the key points to the CARES Act. Businesses/Employers Paycheck Protection Program with Provisions to Forgive Qualifying Loans The Paycheck Protection Loan Program will provide businesses (generally with less than 500 employees) that are struggling due to the coronavirus outbreak with an opportunity to borrow money only for the specific purposes described […]
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) April 1, 2020 - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), signed into law on March 27, 2020, is meant to serve as a stimulus to individuals and businesses in response to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Below is a brief summary on some of the key points to the CARES Act.
  • Email An update from Huck Bouma, PC on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) and emergency loan and financial assistance opportunities March 27, 2020 - Through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Following a request from the governor of the State of Illinois on March 17, 2020, the SBA declared a disaster for the entire state of Illinois and various contiguous counties in Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin. The declaration makes Illinois businesses impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans up to $2,000,000 to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Eligibility for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the actual financial impact from COVID-19.  […]
  • An update from Huck Bouma, PC on COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) and emergency loan and financial assistance opportunities March 27, 2020 - The SBA declared a disaster for the entire state of Illinois and various contiguous counties in Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin. The declaration makes Illinois businesses impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans up to $2,000,000 to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.
  • An Update on COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 23, 2020 - On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”). The Act goes into effect on April 2, 2020. 
  • An Update on COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act March 23, 2020 - On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”). The Act goes into effect on April 2, 2020. The Act imposes different leave and paid leave obligations on employers with fewer than 500 employees, and is comprised of two components: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act. The Secretary of Labor may exempt employers with fewer than 50 employees from the requirements of either component of the Act if compliance would jeopardize the business’s viability as a going concern, and may also exclude certain health care […]
  • Illinois Legislation, effective January 1, 2020 December 2, 2019 - Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) Effective January 1, 2020, numerous changes will go into effect. Here are some of the key changes: Employers will be required to provide sexual harassment training each year, with restaurants and bars being subject to additional training and documentation requirements. The protections of the IHRA will be extended to contractors and consultants. There will be significant limitations on the use of confidentiality and arbitration provisions in employment agreements unless employers comply with certain contractual requirements. In addition, the use of confidentiality provisions in severance and settlement agreements will be restricted, and such agreements will be required […]
  • Illinois Legislation, effective January 1, 2020 December 2, 2019 - Effective January 1, 2020, numerous changes will go into effect regarding updates to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) and new Marijuana Legalization.
  • Lawsuit Claims That Uber Discriminates Against Wheelchair Riders May 15, 2018 - A nonprofit disability rights organization filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities by not providing enough access to vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs.
  • Lawsuit Claims That Uber Discriminates Against Wheelchair Riders May 15, 2018 - Posted by: Jennifer A. Johnson A nonprofit disability rights organization filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities by not providing enough access to vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs. “Having grown rapidly since it began operating in New York in 2011, Uber provides hundreds of thousands of rides a day in New York City, but for riders who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles, it provides vastly inferior service, or in many cases, no service at all,” according to the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Tuesday by […]