What the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Paid Leave Law Means for Missouri and Kansas Employers, Especially in Light of Local School Closures.

What the COVID-19 Federal Emergency Paid Leave Law Means for Missouri and Kansas Employers, Especially in Light of Local School Closures.

Missouri and Kansas employers are grappling with many issues related to their employees and COVID-19.  These issues have likely been compounded by the recent statewide order in Kansas to close all schools for the remainder of the year and the consequential uncertainty that this presents to those employees with children.  Though Missouri has not taken

Governor Kelly Issues Executive Order on Evictions and Foreclosures in Kansas

Governor Kelly Issues Executive Order on Evictions and Foreclosures in Kansas

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has issued an executive order immediately staying the initiation of all new evictions and foreclosures. The declaration provides in pertinent part: “I hereby direct and order all financial institutions operating in Kansas to temporarily suspend the initiation of any mortgage foreclosure efforts or judicial proceedings and any commercial or residential eviction

Missouri and Kansas Lag Behind on Seeking a Small Business Administration Emergency Loan Disaster Program for COVID-19

Missouri and Kansas Lag Behind on Seeking a Small Business Administration Emergency Loan Disaster Program for COVID-19

Last week, the Administrator of the federal Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued a statement that the SBA would work with state governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.  Disaster declarations have already been made for parts of California, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Maine, New Hampshire,

Navigating the Immediate and Novel Legal Issues Raised by COVID-19

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