Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Force Majeure Clauses

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses are having to deal with force majeure clauses for the first time.   You have probably noticed a section in your contracts title force majeure, but what does that mean? Generally, force majeure means unforeseeable, uncontrollable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract. The definition of force majeure, and what is properly considered a force majeure event, varies widely depending on the contract so it will be important to review your particular contract. When […] Read More

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act with overwhelming bi-partisan support from the House and Senate.  It creates some substantial burdens on employers of all sizes.  Covered employees are anyone unable to work or telework because of: A Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19; The employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19; The employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 […] Read More

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Wisconsin officially requested federal disaster loans from the SBA and we expect that application will be approved quickly. Once approved, this means the SBA will offer low-interest loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These loans are referred to as Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and will be available for Wisconsin small businesses, agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit organizations. The key facts […] Read More

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Notice Regarding In-Office Meetings

Dear Clients and Friends, Dempsey Law is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. During this time we will remain open for business and will continue to provide superior service to our clients, while doing our best to ensure the health and safety of our staff, clients, visitors, and our communities in which we live and work. In order to accomplish that, effective immediately, our offices will be temporarily closed to the public.  Each office will be staffed daily to address […] Read More