Legislative News

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. [...]

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 USTreasury.gov 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 [...]

Legislative Update: COVID-19: Self-Funded Impacts of Economic Stimulus Phase 3

2020-03-26T16:47:13-04:00March 26th, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

March 26, 2020: After several days of negotiations between Congress and the White House, the US Senate passed the third COVID-19 stimulus package on a 96-0 vote. The House indicated they would take up consideration by Friday. This third [...]

DOL: New Paid Leave Requirements Take Effect April 1

2020-03-26T15:20:24-04:00March 26th, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

Coronavirus Response Act Applies to Leaves Taken April - Dec. 2020 The paid leave provisions of the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act will go into effect April 1, 2020, according to Q&As released by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). [...]

DOL Releases Information on Paid Sick Leave, Expanded Family and Medical Leave

2020-03-25T13:42:32-04:00March 25th, 2020|Benefits Administration, Employee Benefits, Employee Benefits Legislation, Legislative News|

On Tuesday March 24th, 2020, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced its first round of published information for employees and employers to know how to use the protection and relief offer. According to The U.S. [...]

DOL Resources to Help Workers During COVID-19

2020-03-25T09:02:39-04:00March 25th, 2020|Employee Benefits Legislation, General Industry News, Legislative News, Safety Tips|

A number of resources both employers and workers can use to combat issues presented by the COVID-19 crisis are being provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides several of [...]