Reopening the Economy: Part 3

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  • Reopening the Economy: Part 3

    May 19, 2020

    By Preston W. RoseAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & StrotherMay 19, 2020On May 18, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Phase 2 of his plan to reopen Texas.  For a summary of Gov. Abbott’s previous guidance, please see my earlier articles: Reopening the Economy: Part 1 and Reopening the Economy:... read more

  • Reopening the Economy: Part 2

    May 8, 2020

    By Preston W. RoseAttorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.May 8, 2020On May 5, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released additional statewide guidance pertaining to the reopening of the Texas economy.  For a summary of Governor Abbott’s previous guidance, please see my earlier article: Reopening the Economy: Part 1. ... read more

  • Now That You Have Your PPP Loan, Here’s What You Need to Know

    May 4, 2020

    By Jack Gannon Jr.Attorney at McGuire, Craddock & StrotherMay 4, 2020We previously provided a brief summary of the loan initiative created by the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  Businesses across the country are now receiving their PPP... read more

  • Reopening in the Wake of COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know

    May 1, 2020

    By Jennifer Ryback and Amy KearneyAttorneys at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.May 1, 2020The timeline for reopening workplaces in the wake of COVID-19 will look different for each business and will need to be individually tailored depending on the business’s industry and geographic location, among other factors.  As essential... read more

  • Reopening the Economy: Part 1

    April 30, 2020

    By Preston W. RoseMcGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.April 30, 2020With some areas in the United States starting to see gradual decreases in hospitalizations and other coronavirus (“COVID”) statistics, many business owners are starting to wonder how the economy will start reopening after government mandated restrictions begin to ease.  This... read more

  • An Update on Construction as “Essential”: CISA Publishes Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, Version 3.0

    April 23, 2020

    By Chris AnayaMcGuire, Craddock & StrotherApril 23, 2020As you may know, Governor Greg Abbott recently issued an Executive Order relating to the statewide continuity of essential services and activities during the COVID-19 disaster.  The Executive Order clarified the meaning of “Essential Services” by adopting the U.S. Department of Homeland... read more

  • New Dallas County Ordinance Requires Public to Wear Face Masks at Essential Businesses

    April 16, 2020

    By Jennifer RybackMcGuire, Craddock & StrotherApril 16, 2020Dallas County has amended its “Safer At Home Order” to require cloth face coverings in certain situations, effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 17. To read the full text of the Amended Order, visit: https://www.dallascounty.org/Assets/uploads/docs/covid-19/orders-media/041520-DallasCountyOrder.pdf.To the greatest extent possible, the Amended... read more

  • Construction as “Essential”: Reconciling Governor Abbott’s Executive Order with the Dallas County Amended Order

    April 3, 2020

    By Chris AnayaMcGuire, Craddock & StrotherApril 3, 2020Last month many local jurisdictions enacted shelter in place orders. These orders differed in their definitions of essential businesses and services, which created confusion for businesses that operated in more than one jurisdiction. On March 31, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive... read more

  • Summary of Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act (“KAWPEA”), a part of the CARES Act

    April 2, 2020

    Grady DickensMcGuire, Craddock & StrotherApril 2, 2020KAWPEA allocates $349 billion to a program administered by the Small Business Administration.  The program is structured as a loan, but it acts more like a grant program with the intention to encourage employers to retain their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This... read more

  • Application of Force Majeure Clauses and Common Law Doctrines of Impossibility and Frustration of Purpose in the Wake of COVID-19 under Texas, New York, and Delaware Law

    April 1, 2020

    By Lauren Neeley & Amy KearneyMcGuire, Craddock & StrotherApril 1, 2020In an effort to minimize the financial ramifications of the global coronavirus or “COVID-19” pandemic, clients and practitioners alike are turning to contractual provisions and common law doctrines to defer, and even excuse, performance of contractual obligations. The first... read more