Employment Law Issues

IRS Issues Guidance on Required Documentation Necessary to Obtain Tax Credits on Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Leave Requests | 4/2/2020

The IRS has released guidance specifying what documentation is needed for employers to receive the tax credits that will fund the paid leave required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).   Read more

Immigration Consequences of Salary Reduction, Furloughs and Layoffs  | 4/6/2020The Department of Labor and the U.S. and Citizenship and Immigration Services have yet to issue any special guidance or relax any statutory or regulatory requirements regarding the treatment of nonimmigrants amid COVID-19 workplace implications.   Read more

COVID-19 Federal Legislation/Actions

The CARES Act Makes Available Economic Relief for Midsize and Large Businesses | 3/30/2020

The CARES Act created a more broadly applicable emergency relief fund that should result in loans for medium and large businesses impacted by COVID-19.   Read more 

Congress Creates the Paycheck Protection Program Through the SBA to Provide Loans and a Loan Forgiveness Program to Eligible Entities Impacted by COVID-19 | 3/30/2020

Under an expansion of the SBA’s traditional loan program, the government will provide or 100% guarantee loans made to eligible persons or entities over the next several months in an effort to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Read more 

The CARES Act Provides a Number of Tax Benefits to Businesses | 3/31/2020

The CARES Act provides for a refundable tax credit available to certain employers for wages paid during periods of partial or complete shutdown, or significant decline in gross receipts, resulting from COVID-19.   Read more 

Commercial Landlords And Tenants Unite! CARES Act Forgivable Paycheck Protection Program Loans, EIDL Grants and More  | 4/6/2020

A unique opportunity exists for commercial landlords and tenants to collaboratively communicate to maximize access to—and use of—available forgivable and other attractive, federal loans.   Read more