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12 mai 2020 @ 09:00 - 10:00

Free Webinar: Legal & Financial Solutions for US-Based Businesses during the COVID-19 Crisis

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International Management Solutions in association with the French-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago is organizing a special interactive webinar to help businesses assess the impact of Coronavirus on their US operations or their plans for US expansion.

Tuesday, May 12 at 9 a.m. CDT 

Registration here


Topics for discussion will include: 

  • Employee Management
    Lay-offs v Furlough, sick leave / FMLA, exempt vs non-exempt staff, self-isolation, working from home, unpaid leave, health and safety obligations, compensation and benefits and feasibility of operations.
  • The CARES Act – Congress’s $2 BN Economic Stimulus Program
    Families First Coronavirus Response Act – employer obligations and rights and the State Governor’s Stay at Home Orders.
  • Conserving Cash
    Compensation options, tax and payroll deferral payments, SBA loans and grants, paycheck protection program, emergency lending and tax credits.
  • Force Majeure – the Law of Unexpected Circumstances
    Contract options – good and bad, how can this work in the company’s favor, no force majeure element in current contracts – options and legal positioning to help survive contract cancellations.


The webinar will be moderated by: 

Andrea Jett, Executive Director at French-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago

Andrea is an experienced philanthropy and public policy professional with a successful track record of guiding organizations of all sizes through grantmaking, strategic development, and management decisions.


The experts invited to this webinar: 

Antoine Guillaud, Founding President of International Management Solutions, Advisor to the French Ministry of Foreign Commerce     

Antoine is an Expert Comptable with more than 20 years of experience assisting foreign companies establish themselves in the US market.

Tom Thorelli, law firm Thorelli & Associates

Tom Thorelli is a French-speaking US lawyer with thirty years of experience working with small- to medium-sized European companies in minimizing legal risk when doing business in the United States



12 mai 2020
09:00 - 10:00
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