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SBA Issues Guidance on the Reopening of the PPP

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 extended the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through March 31, 2021, allocating an additional $284 billion to businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified first-time PPP borrowers, as well as certain business owners who were granted a PPP loan last year, are eligible. The PPP opened this week with the Small [...]

Employer COVID-19 Relief in 2021 Appropriations Law

On December 27, 2020, the president signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The new law funds the government through September 30, 2021, and provides individuals and businesses with another round of relief to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Several provisions in the law extend benefits established in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act [...]

December 30, 2020|

State-by-State Minimum Wage Increases for 2021

Minimum wages for employees will increase in more than twenty states on Jan. 1, 2021; however, some of these states (including Connecticut and Virginia) will see their increases take place later in the year. To ensure your business complies with minimum wage changes in 2021, please review the applicable states below. Alaska: $10.19 to $10.34 [...]

December 10, 2020|

2020 ACA Reporting Deadlines

Applicable large employers (ALEs), employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees, are required to annually report to their employees and the Internal Revenue System (IRS) health insurance coverage offered to their eligible employees. Form 1095-C is sent to employees and Form 1094-C is sent to the IRS along with copies of all [...]

Beware of Coronavirus Scams Targeting Businesses

Coronavirus scams are proving to be a money-maker for criminals. According to a consumer report by the Federal Trade Commission, there have been 116,533 reports of scams related to the coronavirus and stimulus checks this year and an estimated $157.27 million lost. Fraudsters are exploiting the pandemic to gather personal and financial information through an [...]

DOL Issues Revised FFCRA Paid Leave Rule

You can read our original post regarding the FFCRA that was signed into law on March 18, 2020, here.  On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revisions and clarifications to its Temporary Rule implementing paid-sick-leave and paid-family-leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which took effect April 1, [...]

September 24, 2020|

DOL Guidance for Tracking Remote Employees Hours

To guide an increasing number of employers transitioning to remote or telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-5 on Aug. 24, 2020. The bulletin clarifies an employer’s obligation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to track all hours of work [...]

September 9, 2020|

CDC Guidance for Reopening Offices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued two recent guidelines to better prepare employers for reopening offices during COVID-19. The CDC suggests reviewing their detailed interim guidance as the first set of guidelines, which provides the proper steps employers can take to create a health and safety plan for employees returning to the [...]

Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act Provides Relief for Nonprofits

On August 3, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020. The bill eases cash flow challenges by granting nonprofits a reprieve from unemployment tax cost.  Background on Reimbursing Employers Federally recognized tribes, local governments, and nonprofits operate as reimbursing employers, paying their share of [...]

Tennessee Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

After years of work by women's rights advocates, the state of Tennessee provided stronger legal protections for pregnant women by enacting the Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Senate Bill 2520). The law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, 2020, was signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on June 22, 2020, and marks Tennessee as the [...]