Employment

Senate Passes the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act; President Signs into Law on June 5, 2020

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the ”Act”), which the President signed into law on June 5, 2020. This Act significantly changes the Paycheck Protection Program. Note, we expect additional regulations to modify or clarify aspects of this Act, as was the case with the PPP. …

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PPP For Sole Proprietors and Independent Contractors

Key Takeaway: Self-employed Individuals who file an IRS form 1040 Schedule C with or without employees can still apply for a forgivable loan accounting for their income. Under the CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rolled out on April 3, 2020. PPP offered employers of small businesses an opportunity to get a loan during …

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Paid Leave for Employees Expands Due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has expanded mandatory paid leave for employees. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) covers employers with less than 500 employees. Employers must provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave in some cases. The law also provides refundable tax credits to businesses to offset these …

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