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Federal Court Strikes Down Portions of FFCRA Regulations

August 05, 2020

By: Chris Gantt-Sorenson and Perry MacLennan

On August 3, a New York federal judge struck down several provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Final Rule applicable to both types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Emergency Family Medical Leave Act (EFMLEA).

HSB Webinar: COVID-19 Update

July 01, 2020

On July 8, HSB’s Employment Law team provided an update via webinar on COVID-19’s continued impact on SC employers.  

DHEC Issues New Guidance for Employers

June 30, 2020

On June 29, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released new guidance to assist employers in addressing COVID-19 in the workplace.

The Map for Financial Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 09, 2020

Those who were not directly affected by illness or loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be more focused on the consequences of what COVID-19 has done to our financial health.

PPP Flexibility Act Signed Into Law

June 05, 2020

By: Will Johnson and Perry MacLennan

On Wednesday evening, the U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (the “Act”), which amends the CARES Act to provide businesses with greater flexibility in the use of PPP funds. President Trump signed the bill into law today, June 5. Below is a summary of the key changes.

PPP Update: SBA Issues Additional Interim Final Rules

May 23, 2020

One week after issuing the long-awaited Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application, summarized here, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued two interim final rules on May 22, 2020 addressing loan forgiveness, loan review procedures, and borrower and lender responsibilities.
 

COVID-19 - What's New From CDC, DOL, EEOC and SCDEW

May 22, 2020

Pertinent COVID-19 updates were recently issued by the CDC, DOL, OSHA, EEOC and IRS.

SBA Issues New Interim Rule on Foreign Affiliates

May 18, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published a new interim final rule on Monday, May 18, 2020, which addresses the question of whether U.S. companies must include employees of foreign affiliates for purposes of measuring their number of employees for program eligibility.
 

Summary of SBA’s PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions Issued May 15, 2020

May 16, 2020

The Small Business Administration issued the long-awaited Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (the “Application”) together with instructions (the “Instructions”), on May 15, 2020. 
 

Guidance for Lenders on PPP Forgiveness

May 16, 2020

The Small Business Administration issued the long-awaited Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application (the “Application”), together with instructions (the “Instructions”), on May 15, 2020. 
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