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Updated 03/26/2020

In order to keep you as up to date as possible, Black & LoBello wanted to give you all the latest Nevada updates regarding the state’s response to COVID-19.

Business Interruption Insurance Claims

To mitigate the effect of your business slowdown, we encourage you to examine your insurance coverage and explore the possibility of filing business interruption claims (such as claims resulting from lost sales or interrupted supply agreements).  Business interruption insurance generally helps protect against lost income resulting from a covered event. This coverage is usually reflected in a separate section of, or in an endorsement to, your policy. However, the availability of coverage differs by insurance carrier and policy and must be scrutinized closely. To the extent coverage is available to protect against Coronavirus losses, the designation of a national emergency, implementation of travel bans, and governmental shutdown orders may trigger the application of this coverage.

Black & LoBello’s attorneys are working overtime to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus on businesses in our surrounding community. As part of our efforts, our attorneys will review insurance policies of Nevada-based businesses to assess their individualized business interruption coverage for Coronavirus and help you fight for your claim at discounted hourly rates.

SBA – Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance is now available in many states, including Nevada, as part of the government’s efforts to minimize the economic disruption to our nation’s millions of small businesses. For more information on your eligibility and the relaxed criteria, click here. Apply for a disaster loan on the SBA website.

 

Clark County 

Business Resources: Clark County has provided an extensive resource for the public to access regarding the status of various departments. Please visit their COVID-19 update page for more information.

Election InformationCLARK COUNTY JUNE 9, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION BY MAIL ONLY

Nevada Health Insurance for Nevadans without Insurance

A limited-time exceptional circumstance special enrollment period has been opened for Nevadans without health coverage.  The SEP will run from March 17 through April 15. For current updated information and enrollment options, go to Nevada Health Link.

 

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website to access to federal and Nevada-specific guidance and resources

To keep Nevadans informed, the Nevada DHHS and the Governor’s Office created a website to better share information and resources as it pertains to the current status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Keep updated by checking out their website Nevada DHHS.

 

State and Local Courts

Each court has released specific protocols associated with the new CDC requirements. A comprehensive list can be located here. If you have any specific questions about your case, please reach out to your attorney  directly.

 

IRS 

Deadlines

The IRS deadline to file and pay taxes was extended by 90 days due to COVID-I9. Treasury, IRS extended filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount.

For those who can’t file by the, deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request a six (6) month extension to file their return. For further information, view the IRS Statement on the extension here (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020). If you have any other questions, visit the IRS Corona Tax Relief web page (https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus).
COVID-19 Related Tax Credits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19. Click here for more detailed information.

Delay or Failure to Make Rent and Other Payments

If your business will be unable to pay rent payments, loan payments, or meet any of your performance obligations under your agreements, including supply agreements, due to the implications of the Coronavirus, please contact one of our attorneys to review the terms of your agreements and see how we can help. We are here to help as we all navigate this pandemic together.

 

*Please note that the Coronavirus has caused information to change rapidly. While we are making every effort to keep this page updated for informational purposes, it is in no way to be construed as legal advice. Please speak to an attorney if you need information related to your unique case, please contact us directly.*

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Keeping you updated

How is Estate Planning affected during COVID-19?

Updated 03/18/2020   Can I still create or update an Estate Plan (including Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney)? The office is still open, and consultations will be conducted telephonically.  Please call the office and we will provide you with the appropriate form(s) via email.  Once you have the form(s) we will teleconference with you [...]

How will my family court case be affected by COVID-19?

Updated 03/18/2020 Is​ the Family ​​Court​​ open?​​ ​ The short answer is, yes. Following Governor Sisolak’s declaring ​​a state of emergency in Nevada in response to the ​​outbreak of Corona​​virus Disease, ​​Nevada Chief ​​Court​​ Justice Pickering and Eighth Judicial District ​​Court​​ Chief Judge Bell ​​issued Administrative Order 20-01 on March 13, 2020, which dictates ​​alterations to ​​Court​​ [...]

Court Scheduling changes during COVID-19

Updated 03/23/2020 Resource: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/covid19/Pages/default.aspx Clark County District Court: ​Eighth Judicial District Court suspends in-person gatherings and meetings. See full details on suspended court activities. Temporary Protective Orders available by phone for domestic violence victims. Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Call (702) 455-1500 or email: flshcinfo@lacsn.org Las Vegas Justice Court (Beginning or by March 19): Any persons [...]

How is employment affected during COVID-19?

Updated 03/23/2020 written by: Andrew P. Dunning, Esq.    Are you required to go to work during the Coronavirus pandemic? Employee directives, rights, and obligations have presented moving targets during the outbreak. Nevada employers with fewer than 50 employees have more discretion in whether to offer paid or unpaid leave, and how to implement their [...]

Essential Services Order

Please be advised that at 2:00 p.m. PST, March 20, 2020 Governor Sisolak announced that the  initial suggestion of closing all  Non-Essential businesses has been upgraded to an Order (See, NRS 414.020). This means failure to close Non-Essential businesses as of midnight tonight may result in criminal charges or penalties. Non- Essential business closures shall remain in place until April 16th, [...]

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