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Quiet Friday Evening Interrupted by Long Awaited SBA Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted on May 16, 2020 by and

You’ve been waiting.  We’ve been waiting.  Another week went by with no meaningful guidance on the forgiveness provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program.  What better time to issue it than a beautiful Friday evening!  We now have the official Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application, and instructions.  Not drafts, but the actual form and instructions […]

PPP Safe Harbor Repayment Date Extended (Again) to May 18th

Posted on May 14, 2020 by and

On May 5th,  the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) extended the PPP loan repayment safe harbor from May 7th to May 14th. In FAQ #47 the Treasury just announced it has extended the deadline once again—this time to May 18th. This extension is intended to give borrowers additional time to consider the SBA’s repayment […]

IRS Flexes Its Flexible Spending Account Rules

Posted on May 14, 2020 by

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued Notices 2020-29 and 2020-33, which relax some of the rules applicable to cafeteria plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Notice 2020-29 will apply to the vast majority of cafeteria plan sponsors and also applies to dependent care flexible spending accounts and premium payment elections, while Notice 2020-33 is […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Extension of “Safer at Home” Order

Posted on May 13, 2020 by and

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Tony Evers’ administration overstepped its authority when it extended the governor’s “Safer at Home” order until May 26. The original “Safer at Home” order went into effect on March 25 and was initially expected to expire on April 24, but the governor’s administration extended the order until […]

New PPP FAQ — Good Faith Certification of Economic Uncertainty

Posted on May 13, 2020 by and

The US Department of Treasury released FAQ #46 this morning providing guidance on “how will SBA review borrowers’ required good-faith certification concerning the necessity of their loan request.” Any borrower, together with its affiliates, that received PPP loans with an original amount of less than $2 million will be deemed to have made the required […]

Additional COVID-19 Blanket Waivers Released by CMS

Posted on May 12, 2020 by

As we previously predicted, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has continued to issue expansions of the Blanket Waivers applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic.  CMS states the reason for issuing these waivers is to give heath care providers the flexibility they require to fulfill their patient care obligations during the pandemic. The PDF […]

IRS Provides Information on Where to Send Deceased Individual’s Stimulus Check

Posted on May 7, 2020 by

On the same day we published the article My Deceased Family Member Received a COVID-19 Stimulus Check, Now What? the IRS provided guidance on how to return stimulus payments that were made under the CARES Act to deceased individuals. If your deceased family member or relative received a paper check by mail, you should follow these […]

My Deceased Family Member Received a COVID-19 Stimulus Check, Now What?

Posted on May 6, 2020 by

There has been significant publicity surrounding the issue of deceased individuals receiving stimulus checks under the CARES Act.  It is far more common than you may think, simply because of the speed in which our government operated to send out the payments.  The stimulus checks were issued to individuals that met certain income requirements and […]

PPP Safe Harbor Repayment Date Extended to May 14th

Posted on May 6, 2020 by and

In FAQ #43, Treasury announced it has extended the PPP loan repayment safe harbor to May 14, 2020 (from the original May 7, 2020 deadline). This extension is presumably in recognition of the fact that additional guidance is necessary regarding the borrower’s certification that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the […]

EEOC Issues NEW FAQs Regarding Returning To Work Post-COVID

Posted on May 5, 2020 by

Previously we reported on the EEOC’s post entitled “ What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.” Today, the EEOC added valuable guidance for those employers gearing up to return employees to the workplace. Ironically, we have recently been addressing these same questions from many clients, so […]