On February 25, 2021, Governor Tony Evers signed Wisconsin Act 4, a new law that protects certain entities from civil liability against claims related to COVID-19.
With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines underway for segments of the population, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published guidance for employers.
The Free Minnesota Small Business Coalition and several small business owners have petitioned the Minnesota Court of Appeals for an order declaring a number of Governor Walz’s COVID-19 executive orders unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.
COVID-19 has created additional challenges for employers. Among those is the prospect of whistleblower claims brought by terminated employees.
Many contracts contain a force majeure clause, typically buried within boilerplate language, which can excuse a party’s nonperformance if extraordinary events prevent the party from fulfilling contractual obligations.