COVID-19 Updates

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Information

2020-04-15T08:18:50-04:00April 15th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News|

Last week, a huge amount of applications for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) were submitted to banks all over the country, and it’s likely that many more  will be submitted in the coming weeks.  So far, businesses [...]

Federal Reserve and Treasury Release Additional Actions to Provide up to $2.3 Trillion in Loans

2020-04-10T11:14:23-04:00April 10th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News|

Press Release April 9, 2020: The Federal Reserve on Thursday, April 9, 2020, took additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy. This funding will assist households and employers of all sizes and [...]

DOL To Employers: Do Not Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-04-09T08:25:45-04:00April 9th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

During this unprecedented time, many questions have been brought to our attention. One of which involves employer retaliation against workers who feel their work environment might feel unsafe to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S Department of Labor's [...]

Transportation Industry: Preparing and Documenting a Business Interruption Claim

2020-04-07T13:15:30-04:00April 7th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News|

The purpose of business interruption insurance is to indemnify the policyholder in case of a covered loss for the income that would have been earned had no loss occurred, subject to limitations in the coverage forms.  Coverage is written [...]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Paycheck Protection Program Applications Are Now Live

2020-04-03T10:21:25-04:00April 3rd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News|

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Below are also a comprehensive set of guides for use in obtaining 7(a) forgiveness loans. [...]

Safety Tips While Working From Home

2020-04-02T07:58:22-04:00April 2nd, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Safety Tips, Workers Compensation|

With the advancements in technology, more employees are working from home for some duration of the work week. Also, with the COVID-19 outbreak there are more employees working from home then ever before. This presents several challenges when it [...]

The Latest Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Guidelines Issued on COVID-19

2020-04-01T11:52:37-04:00April 1st, 2020|Benefits Administration, COVID-19 Updates, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently hosted a webinar in which the agency answered questions about the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII to COVID-19-related employment actions. The EEOC updated its previously published [...]

$349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, Now Begins Effort to Distribute Funds

2020-03-31T17:49:41-04:00March 31st, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News|

Via WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin today announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated [...]

DOL Provides Guidance on Small Employer Exemption to Coronavirus Paid Leave

2020-03-31T14:13:59-04:00March 31st, 2020|COVID-19 Updates, Legislative News|

New FAQs on the FFCRA Address Small Employer Exemption The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new FAQs that address the small employer exemption to certain paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Small businesses [...]