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1. Landlord–Tenant: Evictions and Foreclosures  On April 23, 2020, the Connecticut state judicial branch ordered an immediate stay of the service of all issued executions on evictions and ejectments through June 1, 2020, which extends the previous stay order by one month.  The judicial branch also ordered that all foreclosure sales scheduled for June and through July 18, 2020 are cancelled in order to prevent a potential gathering of individuals at the auction site. The court, on its own, open ...

While we are all facing increased challenges during this time of economic turmoil due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, we also know that at some time – ideally in the very near future – we will be returning to “regular order” and more normalcy in our operations.  Are you ready?  Have you considered how you will go about re-opening? 

The Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. is presenting an exciting webinar to help you and your business prepare to meet opening day.

Governor Lamont has signed several Executive Orders and taken other actions intended to implement the State’s Nursing Home Surge Plan (“NHSP”) and to ensure adequate funding for COVID-19-related long-term care services.  This includes the establishment of COVID Recovery Facilities and Alternate COVID Recovery Facilities dedicated to the care of residents diagnosed with COVID-19.  Executive Order 7Y, signed by the Governor on April 11, 2020, authorizes the following statutory modifications and d ...

Click here to listen to the webinar in its entirety .   Presented by Updike, Kelley & Spellacy, P.C.  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  This webinar will focus on practical considerations for getting back to business, including:  Employment Law – Return to Work Issues/Making Your Business Safety Compliant Government Relief – Relief Certification, Fraud and The False Claims Act Navigating The Intersection of SBA and CARES ACT Relief Taxes – Filing, Declaring Losses, De ...

            On April 10, 2020, the Governor of the State of Connecticut, Ned Lamont (the “Governor”), extended to May 20, 2020, Executive Orders requiring social distancing, restricting gatherings including social, recreational, and religious gatherings, and otherwise providing guidelines for various gatherings and activities.  See, Executive Order 7X, Section 3.                The announcement of the Governor’s April extension occurred at or near the beginning of special religious observances ...

  On April 17, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont entered Executive Order No. 7BB requiring cloth face coverings or masks to be worn in public wherever close contact is unavoidable beginning at 8:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020.  The order also authorized the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to issue updated versions of the Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers setting forth requirements for essential workplace settings.  The new Safe Workplace Rules include mask/face cloth requireme ...

How to Position Your Business For Success Before Your Employees & Customers Return MIDSTATE CHAMBER LEGAL PANEL With Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.  Date: 4.28.20 | Time: 10:00am  This webinar will focus on the future and practical considerations and tips for getting back to business, including:  Landlord / Tenant Law – Re-opening Businesses and Offices/ Lease and Tenant Considerations Employment Law - Re-hiring of Employees/How to Position Yourself for Forgiveness Under the Paych ...

On April 20, 2020, UKS associate Gideon Asemnor was elected as Treasurer for the George Crawford Black Bar Association.  Gideon Asemnor is an associate in the firm’s Hartford office, where he practices in the areas of professional liability, construction law, product liability & toxic tort defense, and commercial litigation. ...

            On March 31, 2020, UKS attorney Richard S. Order went to court in Hartford and obtained a domestic violence restraining order protecting a woman and her year-old child from an abusive husband.  Although the Connecticut courts had been closed for most business by that time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few courts have remained open for high priority matters such as restraining orders and certain criminal arraignments.              “The court staff implemented social distancing meas ...

On April 14, 2020, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 7Z.  The following is a brief summary of such Executive Order, but the Order can be read in its entirety here.  Executive Order No. 7Z temporarily modifies certain state contracting statutes in order to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential goods.  More specifically, for any contract entered into on or after March 10, 2020, the Order authorizes the head of a state contracting agency to waive the following Connecticut Gene ...