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COVID-19 Updates from Hemenway & Barnes

4/1/2020

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COVID-19:  A Message to the Hemenway & Barnes Community (March 24) 

  • Information on remote operations and contacting Hemenway & Barnes. Please continue to contact our attorneys, professionals and trustees by phone and email at their usual numbers and addresses.

Resources for Individuals and Families

The CARES Act: Provisions that Affect Individuals and Families (March 31)

  • The Act provides relief to individuals and families in the form of direct payments, relaxed restrictions on retirement accounts and new guidelines on cash donations to public charities.

UPDATED: Treasury Department Extends April 15 Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines (March 25)

  • A resource for individuals, families and nonprofits regarding the extension of the April 15 federal income tax filing and payment deadlines until July 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Philanthropic Community Responds to Nonprofit Needs During Covid-19 Crisis (March 25)

  • A blog post discussing how the philanthropic community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Resources for Nonprofits

 (April 1)

  • Effective today (April 1, 2020), many businesses and nonprofits will need to comply with new emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave regulations enacted under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The CARES Act: Key Provisions Affecting Colleges and Universities (April 1)

  • An overview of the Act's key provisions specifically affecting nonprofit and public colleges and universities, including information on higher education emergency relief funds and flexibility in federal financial aid and grants.

The CARES Act and Nonprofits (March 31)

  • The CARES Act includes several provisions intended to provide immediate financial support for nonprofits and to encourage charitable giving by individuals and corporations.

Endowments in the Time of Coronavirus (March 27)

  • A resource for nonprofits on endowments, and how to activate them in troubled times.

UPDATED: Treasury Department Extends April 15 Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines (March 25)

  • An update on the extension of the April 15 federal income tax filing and payment deadlines until July 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

Annual Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Proxy Voting and Use of Communications Equipment (March 25)

  • A resource for nonprofits detailing practical approaches to nonprofit member meetings during the COVID-19 crisis

Philanthropic Community Responds to Nonprofit Needs During Covid-19 Crisis (March 25)

  • A blog post discussing how the philanthropic community is responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

New Federal Law Requires Many Employers to Provide Paid Coronavirus-Related Leave (March 20)

  • A resource for owner-led businesses and nonprofits regarding the coronavirus relief package signed into law on March 18 and the resulting requirements for many employers to provide qualifying employees emergency paid leave.

Direct Impact - Establishing an Emergency COVID-19 Relief Fund (March 20)

  • A resource for nonprofits, which provides guidance on a number of questions pertaining to establishing an emergency COVID-19 relief fund, such as "Can and should my nonprofit make direct grants to individuals impacted by COVID-19?"

Managing Contractual Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis: Force Majeure Clauses and Other Approaches (March 18)

  • A resource for owner-led businesses and nonprofits that focuses on Force Majeure clauses and answers questions such as "Can and should you invoke a Force Majeure clause? If your contract with another party does not include one, what’s next?"

Resources for Businesses

 (April 1)

  • Effective today (April 1, 2020), many businesses and nonprofits will need to comply with new emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave regulations enacted under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

The CARES Act: Summary of Select Provisions Related to Small Businesses (March 31)

  • An overview of the Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act, which aims to provide relief to American small businesses and nonprofits in the form of various loan programs.

UPDATED: Treasury Department Extends April 15 Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines (March 25)

  • A resource for individuals, families and nonprofits regarding the extension of the April 15 federal income tax filing and payment deadlines until July 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency.

New Federal Law Requires Many Employers to Provide Paid Coronavirus-Related Leave (March 20)

  • A resource for owner-led businesses and nonprofits regarding the coronavirus relief package signed into law on March 18 and the resulting requirements for many employers to provide qualifying employees emergency paid leave.

Managing Contractual Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis: Force Majeure Clauses and Other Approaches (March 18)

  • A resource for owner-led businesses and nonprofits that focuses on Force Majeure clauses and answers questions such as "Can and should you invoke a Force Majeure clause? If your contract with another party does not include one, what’s next?"
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