Category: COVID-19

President Trump Signs Executive Orders on Pandemic Relief

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order and three memorandums to address pandemic relief in response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After negotiations for a relief package between the White House and lawmakers collapsed, the executive actions extend pandemic unemployment benefits, student loan payment deferrals, eviction protections for renters and […]

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[VIDEO] Are You Prepared for Virtual Open Enrollment

With open enrollment season around the corner and many organizations extending work-from-home policies, a virtual open enrollment fair may be necessary. The Importance of Reimagining Fairs Although employees are used to attending in-person open enrollment meetings, this is the time for organizations to reimagine their benefits events and find a solution that works best for […]

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Immunity from Civil Liability for Coronavirus Exposure

Federal Coronavirus-related laws, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, have included specific and limited liability provisions to encourage active participation of the medical industry in the fight against COVID-19 without fear of legal repercussions, aiding in immunity from civil liability. For the most part, this […]

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Cal/OSHA and COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Office Workspaces

On May 12, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA) released guidance for businesses operating in office workspaces to support a safe, clean environment for employees. This guidance addresses all of the following: Worksite specific plans; Employee training topics; Individual control measures and screening; Cleaning and disinfecting protocols; and Physical distance guidelines. Office workspaces […]

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PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House Bill

The U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation Wednesday night, tripling the time allotted for small businesses and other PPP loan recipients to spend the funds and still qualify for forgiveness of the loans. Download the PDF version: PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes House Bill.pdf The bill passed […]

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Managing Your Chronic Condition During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you’re one of the 133 million Americans with a chronic condition, you’ve probably experienced disruptions to how you manage your condition due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, managing your chronic condition shouldn’t be put on the back burner. Download the PDF version: Managing Your Chronic Condition […]

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 13 CFR Part 120 SECTIONS 21747-21750

[Docket Number SBA–2020–0020] RIN 3245–AH36 Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program—Additional Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Certain Pledges of Loans AGENCY: U. S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Interim final rule. SUMMARY: On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule (the First PPP Interim Final Rule) announcing […]

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