Navigating the Immediate and Novel Legal Issues Raised by COVID-19
For small and medium-sized businesses in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the current economic and political landscape regarding COVID-19 is presenting unique problems and extreme financial challenges. This likely includes concerns about maintaining adequate cash flow and handling employee expectations, safety, workloads, and compensation. Of course, the unique issues certainly do not end there during this challenging time, and issues may present in myriad ways specific to your type of business.
Kennyhertz Perry is itself a small business, and intimately understands the struggles that small and medium-sized businesses must endure. Our law firm has long focused on new and emerging industries for which there is little practical guidance or legal precedence. In working within these spheres, our law firm has helped clients navigate through uncharted territory and to solve both the legal and practical problems that arise therein. We are seeing clear parallels between the challenges facing new and emerging industries and the emerging political, legal, and practical challenges associated with COVID-19. Our law firm is well equipped to guide small and medium-sized business through these disconcerting times.
The following are just some examples of where Kennyhertz Perry is focusing its attention during these unsettling times, and where we may be of assistance to your business, regardless of its size:
- The practices and procedures for obtaining Small Business Administration disaster loans.
- Workplace safety guidelines.
- Wage/leave rules and regulations for your employees during times of emergency.
- Review of business interruption insurance or other insurance policies.
- Rent and debt payments or relief from payment of such.
- Contracts – Force Majeure (the provision that refers to the occurrence of an event outside the reasonable control of a party).
- Collections of Accounts Receivables.
- Court closures.
- Compliance with government mandates related to COVID-19.
- Disaster preparation and succession plans.
- Cybersecurity and privacy policies regarding mobile computing.
- Government inquiries related to reporting obligations or other compliance-related issues.
- Tax changes or developments.
Please consider reaching out to Kennyhertz Perry to help navigate through the present-day and uncertain obstacles ones to come from COVID-19. Kennyhertz Perry provides a positive, team-based, and creative approach. We believe that Kansas Citians can work together and find workable solutions. We believe this could end up being one of Kansas City’s finest hours.
Below are some additional resources for small to medium-sized during this time.
US Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Resources For COVID-19 https://www.uschamber.com/co/start/strategy/small-business-resources-for-surviving-coronavirus
US Small Business Administration – COVID-19 Guidance/Resources https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
Center For Disease Control – CDC Resources For Businesses and Employers https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html
Center For Disease Control – CDC Interim Guidance For Businesses And Employers https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html
National Federation Of Independent Business – Coronavirus Impact on Small Businesses https://www.nfib.com/content/press-release/economy/nfib-study-coronavirus-impact-on-small-businesses/
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