Governor Walz Executive Order 20-15: Special Revenue Funds from Minnesota’s DEED Will Be Used for Small Businesses Emergency Loan Program

March 2020

Many Minnesota businesses are quickly feeling the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior newsletters from Fafinski Mark & Johnson have discussed a delay in the deadline to file taxes, federal legislation expanding Family and Medical Leave and providing for paid sick leave for employees affected by COVID-19, and a new SBA loan program to provide… Read more >

Governor Walz Signs Executive Order 20-10 on Price Gouging in Response to Excessive Prices Amid COVID-19

March 2020

On Friday, March 20th, Governor Walz signed Executive Order 20-10 (“Order”) to combat price gouging during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency. This is one of several executive orders he has recently issued to address the public health crisis presented by COVID-19 and the accompanying economic turbulence. The Order specifically prohibits what it calls “unconscionably excessive” pricing… Read more >