COVID-19

In early May, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it has stopped taking new PPP loan applications from most lenders due to the general fund for PPP loans being out of money. The agency will continue to process outstanding loan applications as it has set...

The Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association are promoting new funding for the restaurant/bar sector. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is a program that targets relief to restaurants and bars adversely impacted by Covid-19. To qualify, a place of business has to be...

With wide bipartisan support, Congress has approved the "PPP Extension Act of 2021," which extends the Payroll Protection Program. It had been scheduled to expire on March 31, but the application deadline is now May 31. The act further gives the SBA another month, until...

On Wednesday, March 10th, the House will pass the American Rescue Plan and send it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. This comprehensive legislation is the latest effort in defeating the COVID-19 pandemic while providing needed assistance to bolster the U.S. economy. The...

As COVID-19 vaccines become available, employers may require vaccines before employees return to the worksite if the employer believes that failure to be vaccinated constitutes a direct threat to other employees. With the virus still rampant, it's easily transmitted.  Employees wonder whether they'll be required to...

With COVID-19 vaccinations underway and widespread availability in sight, many employers want to know whether they can require their employees to get the vaccine. While recent EEOC guidance implies that they expect many employers to require a vaccine, there are already several states where bills are...