Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Articles

Insurance Coverage and Coronavirus

Thursday May 7th, 2020
Individuals and businesses are asking what insurance coverage is available for harm caused by the coronavirus. Here is a short survey addressing possible coverage under various policies.

Estate Planning & Personal Preparedness Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday May 6th, 2020
Although normally the possibility of incapacity or even death may be the last thing you want to think about, the current pandemic may be bringing these issues to mind.

Presidential Proclamation Suspending the Entry of Certain Immigrants into the United States

Monday April 27th, 2020
For 60 days, beginning April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET), Trump’s “Proclamation” blocks entry of any individual seeking to enter the U.S. as an immigration who...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax Relief for Businesses and Individuals

Friday April 17th, 2020
By Ross Uehara-Tilton rut@hawaiilawyer.com Federal and State Tax Extensions and Other Relief On March 21, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-18 (superseding…

Force Majeure: Contractual Relief During a Global Pandemic

Wednesday April 15th, 2020
By Casey T. Miyashiro ctm@hawaiilawyer.com No, the Pope did not proclaim “Force Majeure!” to call for the temporary suspension…

Employee Retention Tax Credit Can Reduce Federal Payroll Taxes Beginning March 12, 2020

Wednesday April 1st, 2020
For many small businesses, first quarter federal payroll tax returns (Form 941) and payments will be due on April 28, 2020. On March 31, 2020, the IRS issued guidance for the Employee Retention Credit (Credit) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Is There Direct Physical Loss Under A Property Policy When COVID-19 is Present?

Monday March 30th, 2020
Most property policies provide coverage for property damage only when there is “direct physical loss” to covered property. Early indications are that COVID-19 remains on surfaces.

What is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or CARES Act and Will it Help Me or My Business?

Monday March 30th, 2020
By Joanna C. Zeigler jcz@hawaiilawyer.com You may have heard the news that President Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package…

Frequently Asked Immigration Questions Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sunday March 29th, 2020
Na Lan nl@hawaiilawyer.com   Q1: I came to the US on ESTA (visa waiver), can I stay beyond 90 days on this…

Family Law Practice Group COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020

Sunday March 29th, 2020
Judith A. Schevtchuk jas@hawaiilawyer.com   Family Court is Open The Kapolei Family Court is open for persons seeking domestic abuse and gun violence…

U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus COVID-19

Saturday March 28th, 2020
By Kayla M. Fajota kmf@hawaiilawyer.com On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved and issued, under the Coronavirus…

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