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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.

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.
 

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. 

COVID-19: Recommendations for Return to Work and Continued Business Operations

May 15, 2020

South Carolina businesses have either continued to operate or are reopening in a confusing and uncertain environment with COVID-19 remaining a real threat for the foreseeable future based on the infection data provided by DHEC and CDC.

Estate Planning in the COVID-19 Era

May 14, 2020

In uncertain times like these, COVID-19 reminds us to be prepared for the unexpected. Do you have an estate plan in place?
 

Treasury Releases an Update to its FAQs on the PPP

May 13, 2020

The Treasury Department has released an update to its FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program on the morning of May 13, 2020 to address the good-faith certification issue. 

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