Available information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms are the same for everyone. Loan amounts will be forgiven as long as the loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and employee and compensation levels are maintained.
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The PPP Loan Program Ends: On August 8 at midnight, the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loan will no longer accept loan applications through the Capital Access Financial System.
On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) economic rescue package. This third stimulus package, worth $2 trillion, introduces a host of provisions for healthcare, small businesses, and larger businesses (above 500 employees) including but not limited to certain travel-related businesses, such as hotels and airlines.
Small Business Administration Guidance and Loan Resources the SBA's website. Businesses can view loan debt relief optionsand obtain more information on capital access resources:
Of particular note are the following:
States have begun enacting protections against civil liability for businesses operating during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are also acting to make COVID-19 an occupational disease covered by workers' compensation. This document provides an overview of enacted state laws and executive orders as well as a comparison of the various state provisions.
Vaccine approval and administration are the next steps in the fight against COVID-19. As with nearly everything about this pandemic, guidance and action plans vary by jurisdiction, and are constantly evolving. To that end, this chart provides links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.