By: Attorney Samuel D. Bach-Hanson – Weld Riley, S.C.
On April 16, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (“DHS”), at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, issued a new Safer at Home Order, Emergency Order #28 (the “New Order”). This Order goes into effect on April 24, when Emergency Order #12 (the “Original Order”) expires, and will be effective through Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
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On April 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, issued “Emergency Guidance on Prohibited Debt Collection Practices”. The Guide reminds debt collectors of the prohibitions on debt collection under the Wisconsin Consumer Act. And it goes further to warn that what were considered permissible debt collection practices may not be permissible during the State’s lockdown.
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On Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Evers held a press conference introducing Emergency Order #15 which he described as necessary to protect our communities and residents from the effects of COVID-19. The Order was signed on Friday, March 27, 2020, becoming effective immediately. It will remain in effect for sixty (60) days – until May 26, 2020.
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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, President Trump on Wednesday signed into law an emergency relief package (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text), which, among other things, provides paid leave to many American workers if they need to take time off work due to the coronavirus. The legislation becomes effective no later than 15 days after its enactment.
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