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Category: COVID

Governor Announces Plan for Reopening Wisconsin: Badger Bounce Back

With Emergency Order #31, issued on April 20, 2020, Governor Evers and DHS Secretary Andrea Palm have announced “Badger Bounce Back” plan, which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases. As stated in a press release from the Governor’s office: “The Badger Bounce Back plan is informed in […]

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Safer at Home Order Extended to May 26, 2020

Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order Extended to May 26, 2020 The last few days have seen a flurry of action from our state government. On April 15, Governor Evers signed a COVID relief bill into law to help businesses and the citizens of Wisconsin get through the pandemic. Today, Governor Evers extend the Safer at […]

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Wisconsin COVID Legal Updates: April 9, 2020

April 9 saw Governor Evers publish more guidelines and orders in response to the continued growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin. One such measure ordered the temporary closure of 40 state parks, starting at the end of the day on April 9. The Evers Administration cites overcrowding, litter, and vandalism as recent problems in […]

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Unemployment Benefits under CARES

            On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) became law.  Among many provisions, the bill bolsters unemployment aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding both the aid available and range of people eligible for the aid. The full Act can […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Breaking it Down

During the early morning of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), after President Trump tweeted his support of the bill.  The United States Senate passed the bill on March 18, 2020, and President Trump signed the bill later that day.  It […]

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Unemployment Insurance Questions Answered

            Nearly 70,000 claims for unemployment insurance were filed in Wisconsin for the week beginning March 16, 2020, with 21,000 filing on Monday March 23, and the filings are expected to rise before they subside. The average weekly claims filed for weeks ending in 2020 before last week was 6,250. […]

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Safer at Home Order Effective for the next month

  Shortly after 11am, on March 24, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Evers issued Emergency Order No. 12 titled “Safer at Home Order” (the “Order”). The Order goes into effect at 8:00am on March 25, 2020 and continues to 8:00am April 24, 2020 unless it gets extended by another order in the future. The Order provides specific […]

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COVID-19 Updates for Your Business

In an effort to provide you with the most relevant information among the flurry of “COVID-19” update emails you are likely getting, KEW has compiled a summary of some key updates and links from the past several days. At times, media headlines and articles can be misleading, and it is important to go to the […]

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A message about our business and COVID-19:

At Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, the health and safety of everyone is a top priority, as is the social responsibility of doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus.  We want you to know that we are remaining operational during this challenging time, and we are observing modified practices that […]

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