Skip to Content

Shulman Rogers’ attorneys are working closely with clients to help mitigate the significant negative effects the COVID-19 outbreak is having on their companies and employees.The world as we know it is changing by the minute. To help you navigate the quickly changing legal and regulatory landscape, we are posting timely updates and guidance on this page under the Resources and News & Events tabs.

Please visit regularly for new and updated information, and contact your Shulman Rogers attorney with any questions you may have. For general inquiries and assistance, please send an email to info@ShulmanRogers.com.

Business

Congress Passes CARES Act – Includes Paycheck Protection Loan Provisions

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

COVID-19 Relief: Montgomery County, MD Announces Grant Funding Bill

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

SEC and COVID-19: Relief for Investment Advisers

COVID-19 Relief: $25,000 Grants Now Available for Small Businesses in DC

COVID-19 Relief: Virginia Announces New Rapid Response Business Support Grants

Important Guidance Regarding Staff Access to Non-Essential MD Businesses

COVID-19 Relief: Financial Assistance for Maryland Businesses 

Attention Business Owners: Disaster Assistance is Available

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Has Everyone Asking, “What Exactly Is In My Contract and What Does It Mean”?

Cannabis

Good News, Bad News: Maryland Cannabis Businesses are Essential! But Do Not Qualify for SBA Loan Program

The Impact of COVID-19 on Creditor and Ancillary Relationships in the Cannabis Industry

Employment

Employment Alert: Mandatory Notice Requirement for Covered Employers Under the FFCRA

Employment Alert: EEOC Releases Updated Guidance Regarding What Employers Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and COVID-19

Listen to a call with Merry Campbell: COVID-19: What to do with Your Employees: Layoff vs. Furlough

Listen to a call with Merry Campbell: COVID-19: What to do with Your Employees

Using Withheld Payroll Taxes To Pay For COVID-19 Employee Paid Leave

Employers Must Act Now! Emergency Paid Family and Sick Leave

Employment Alert: Coronavirus – What to Do With Your Employees

Government Contracts

Government Contracts – Grow your Business While Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19

Residential Settlements

Did you Know… that Banks are Experiencing Wire Room Delays as a Result of COVID-19? 

Residential Settlements Alert: Land Records Update

Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights

Navigating These Troubled Times of COVID-19: WE CAN HELP

Tax

IRS Announces People First Initiative – Welcome Relief for Delinquent Taxpayers

COVID-19 Tax Relief: IRS Extends Tax Payment and Filing Deadlines; Some States Grant Tax Relief (UPDATED 3/24/20)

Technology Transactions

Technology Customers and Vendors – Manage Deliverables while Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19

Read the latest message from our Managing Shareholder.

GeneralNewsAlerts

Congress Passes CARES Act – Includes Paycheck Protection Loan Provisions

March 28, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was passed by the U.S Senate on March 25, 2020, and by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 27, 2020.  President Trump has signed the bill into law and Steve Mnuchin, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, has indicated that the administration will move quickly to formulate rules implementing the legislation as early as April 3, 2020.

Read More
GeneralNewsAlerts

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus

March 27, 2020

The Senate passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help states, businesses and individuals counter the negative economic impacts of the coronavirus, with the House expected to pass the bill today. The plan will provide, among other things, direct payments to individual taxpayers, loans and grants to assist distressed businesses and benefits for the unemployed. It is the largest stimulus package in modern U.S. history. The President is expected to sign the bill immediately.

Read More
GeneralNewsAlerts

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

March 26, 2020

In response to the impact of COVID-19, the Small Business Administration  (SBA) announced the availability of Economic Injury Disaster Loans.  While some business owners may be tempted to complete the SBA loan application on their own, a single misstep during this part of the process can cause serious problems down the road.

Read More
GeneralNewsAlerts

SEC and COVID-19: Relief for Investment Advisers

March 26, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) superseded the original relief of March 13, 2020 it had provided to certain registered investment advisers and exempt reporting advisers that met the conditions of the relief regarding their obligations with respect to Form ADV and Form PF.

Read More
Cannabis Law AlertGeneralNewsAlerts

Good News, Bad News: Maryland Cannabis Businesses are Essential! But Do Not Qualify for SBA Loan Program

March 25, 2020

As you may have seen, the Governor issued an order on Monday ordering all non-essential businesses and other establishments to close.  The Maryland Office of Legal Counsel issued Interpretive Guidance issued guidance, as well, making it clear that the Order is not a shelter-in-place order, but noted that all Marylanders are urged to remain home and even businesses that are permitted to remain open are urged to promote work-from-home arrangements to the greatest extent possible.

Read More
GeneralNewsEmployment Law AlertAlerts

EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT: EEOC Releases Updated Guidance Regarding What Employers Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released updated guidance entitled “What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19.” The updated guidance provides answers to employers’ frequently asked questions regarding compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read More
GeneralNewsAlerts

COVID-19 Tax Relief: IRS Extends Tax Payment and Filing Deadlines; Some States Grant Tax Relief (UPDATED)

March 24, 2020

In IRS Notice 2020-17, the IRS released a measure of positive news for all taxpayers whose tax payment would normally be due on April 15, 2020: the deadline to pay taxes is extended by 3 months to July 15, 2020. While details are still forthcoming, a few days later Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the filing deadline would be moved to July 15th as well.

Read More