FAQs: Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program

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By Raj Dhaliwal What is the Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program? Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Council recently announced the Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program (“Program”) to help support small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis (“Crisis”). The Program provides a total of $1,000,000 in loans to eligible small businesses, which… Read more »

Economic Relief for Employers Under the CARES Act

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By Aaron C. Hinton A SUMMARY OF “PAYCHECK PROTECTION” LOANS To stimulate the national economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the CARES Act provides an unprecedented $2 trillion of economic relief to businesses and individual citizens across the country.  For employers, the most significant provision of the new law establishes what has… Read more »

State of Utah “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Directive

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By Michael K. Erickson On March 27, 2020, Utah Governor Gary Herbert issued a Directive to the State of Utah to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” In the Directive, Governor Herbert stresses that it is “not to be confused with a shelter-in-place order,” but nevertheless urges all Utah residents “to follow” it, as a necessary precaution… Read more »

Salt Lake County “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Order

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By Michael K. Erickson On Sunday, March 29, 2020, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson ordered county residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” except to engage in essential activities and to work to provide essential business, infrastructure, or governmental services. This Advisory highlights the specific requirements for Salt Lake County businesses and nonprofit organizations, which… Read more »

Tax Modifications in the Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak

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UPDATE 3/27/2020 Extension of Federal and State Deadlines:  The IRS recently published an updated Questions and Answers page related to the new deadline extensions for paying federal income taxes and filing federal income tax returns.  These FAQ’s provide helpful information and details and can be found here.    The Utah State Tax Commission has confirmed… Read more »

Updates on COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders

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By Michael K. EricksonUpdated: 3/24/2020 Since last Thursday, March 19th, at least twenty-two (22) states have required the cessation of in-person operations for non-essential businesses either as part of a Stay-At-Home order or other public health directive. Currently, these states are: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey,… Read more »

Effect of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Employers

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By Jascha K. Clark03/19/2020 On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”).1 The Act provides for free coronavirus testing, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states. Further, and of particular interest to employers, the Act (1) mandates that covered employers… Read more »

Coronavirus Issues in the Workplace: Do’s and Don’ts for Managers and Supervisors

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By Liesel B. Stevens3/17/2020 The COVID-19 virus has created challenges for all employers.  Managers and supervisors face employee questions and concerns on a daily basis.  It is important that employers train their managers how to appropriately respond so that virus-related communications to employees are consistent and lawful.  Generally, managers and supervisors should not make individual… Read more »

Forty-Two RQN Attorneys Selected as “Utah Legal Elite”

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3/13/2020 Forty-two RQN attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion on Utah Business Magazine’s 2020 list of “Utah Legal Elite”. Banking/FinanceKevin G. GladeMichael D. Mayfield Bankruptcy/WorkoutMichael R. JohnsonDavid H. LeighJames A. SorensonBrent D. Wride Civil LitigationJohn A. AdamsMatthew M. CannonMatthew N. EvansJames S. JardineKristine M. LarsenJohn W. MackayElaina M. Maragakis Mark W. PugsleyGregory… Read more »

RQN Trial Team Prevails at Jury Trial

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Last week, RQN trial lawyers Matt Evans and Whitney Hulet Krogue, supported by litigation paralegal Susan Seder, prevailed after a complex five-day jury trial that resulted in the jury awarding compensatory and punitive damages to their client in an amount in excess of $800,000.  RQN represented the Plaintiff, a commercial landlord, seeking damages against an… Read more »