Coronavirus Legal Information and Resources
What You Need to Know About Legal Issues Related to the Coronavirus Crisis
We will keep this page as updated as possible with legal information and resources related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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This is a FREE, one-stop resource that provides no-cost Attorney Q&A, legal documents and critical information to help business owners take advantage of government relief programs to protect their business and aid pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
For workers and families, there is guidance on FMLA, paid family leave & leave of absence answers for employees.
Rent & Mortgage Payments
Through March 2021, there is a temporary ban (aka moratorium) on foreclosures or evictions from properties which have mortgages backed by the federal government. However, it is not always easy to determine whether the federal government is involved in the mortgage, especially for tenants. If you’re not covered by the federal moratorium, many states and cities have also implemented protections for renters and mortgage holders. Be sure to check with your local government.
For those with federally backed student loans, payments, including interest, are on pause for now.
Freelancers have various options and resources, which we have compiled here.
See your rights as an employee during the Covid pandemic.
Can the government order everyone to quarantine or stay at home? Yes, see our page on Can the Government Do That?
- Unemployment Benefits: If you have lost your job recently, you may now be able to qualify for increased unemployment benefits. Check with your state’s unemployment office.
- Economic Impact Payments: These “stimulus checks” aka economic impact payments, will be sent to all individuals, who earned less than $100K (or $200K for married couples) in 2019. Check IRS.gov for updates.
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