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The ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to adapt again and again to a seemingly endless series of legal, regulatory and economic challenges. Fox attorneys are closely tracking the latest developments to help clients adjust, persevere and thrive under difficult circumstances.

Our Coronavirus Response Resource Center provides links to free webinars, articles and charts with practical guidance on workplace issues, public health restrictions and operational questions for leaders of companies of all sizes.

Click on the headings in the gray bar above to review state-specific guidance, labor and employment law insights, upcoming webinars and/or events, the latest news on federal programs such as the CARES Act and the FFCRA and commentary on a wide range of topics from Fox bloggers.

New and Noteworthy

Holiday Travel With Your Children During the Pandemic May Affect Your Custody Case
In this alert, Family Law attorneys Laura Hayes, Jaime-Lee Denton and Erin Garza address how COVID-19 is complicating an already stressful holiday season for children whose parents live in separate homes. For parents weighing complicated decisions around travel, violating state travel laws, CDC and state quarantine guidelines and court-ordered visitation arrangements can affect a custody case. 

IRS Confirms Non-Deductibility of Expenses Related to PPP Loans
Businesses that reasonably anticipate that loans under the Paycheck Protection Program will be forgiven should be aware that they cannot claim a deduction for the eligible expenses paid or incurred during the 2020 taxable year. This alert, by Business Taxation attorneys Adam Young and Maureen Monaghan, provides details on how PPP loans affect the deductibility of business expenses.

SBA Announces New Paycheck Protection Program Loan Necessity Questionnaire
In preparation for audits, the Small Business Administration has created new forms for PPP loan recipients to report business activity and liquidity information. In this alert, Paul Edelberg, a partner in the firm's Financial Services Industry Practice Group, offers detailed guidance and explains why the forms should be completed with extreme caution.

Putting the Puzzle Together: Bankruptcy Issues Facing Franchisors
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some franchises may face bankruptcy. This webinar, presented by Franchising & Distribution Practice Co-Chair Craig Tractenberg and Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Partner Keith Owens, explores the factors a business should consider in deciding whether to reorganize or liquidate and answers questions about what the process looks like and how franchisors can protect their interests.

An Employer’s Guide to Supporting Employees During a Pandemic
In this webinar, Labor & Employment attorney Brian McGinnis details the steps businesses can take to support employees' mental health needs.