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New OSHA Return to Work Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a “Guidance on Returning to Work” booklet for businesses. Although largely consistent with prior OSHA guidance, the new booklet does clarify OSHA’s position on common employer concerns,...

Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

On June 3rd, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, the bill was passed by the House on May 28th. The President had previously indicated he would sign the bill and is widely expected to do so. The bill makes several key changes to the...

COVID-19 in the Workplace – OSHA and Workers’ Comp

We’ve received many questions over the past few months from employers who wish to better understand potential liability for COVID-19 infections. While there has been talk of legislation which would provide some degree of protection to businesses, at...

SBA Issues PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On Friday May 15th, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application. The accompanying instructions provide details on calculating forgivable amounts under the PPP program.A key option...

Agencies Issue Further PPP Certification Clarifications

Since the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was implemented, there have been sometime contradictory and often confusing messages from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of the Treasury about exactly which small businesses with less than...

COBRA (and other) Extensions Announced by IRS and DOL

On April 29th, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) jointly announced an extension of certain time frames under COBRA continuation. The extension is intended to benefit individuals who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

PPP Forgiveness Questions

Now that more companies have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, we’ve been getting a steady stream of questions on how to maximize loan forgiveness.As of today, the interim final rule on PPP forgiveness has not been issued. So important...

PPP Funding Likely to be Restored Soon

On Tuesday April 21st, the Senate passed a $484 billion bill which provides additional funding to the Paycheck Protection Program. The House is widely expected to pass the bill by Thursday. Loan approvals could commence on Friday.  The Paycheck Protection...

COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits

Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act made significant temporary changes to unemployment insurance benefits.Unemployment insurance benefits are administered by state...

FFCRA Regulations Issued | More Information on SBA Loan Programs

FFCRA UpdatesThere were several key developments on April 1, 2020 in regard to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department of Labor (DOL) issued much anticipated regulations which provide critical guidance on how employers should...

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