On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Trump signed a bill providing a long-awaited second COVID-19 relief package (“Relief Package”). The Relief Package contains a number of key provisions impacting employers as of January 1, 2021: 1. It offers a new round of forgivable PPP loans of up to $2 million to employers with less than…

The Coronavirus vaccine is initially only available under an “emergency use authorization” and is not fully licensed by the FDA. The question of whether employers can require employees to take a vaccine that has not been fully approved is a novel one.

More Americans are getting tested for coronavirus than ever before — and that could mean more surprise medical bills. Avoid surprise bills and know your rights! (CREDIT: NYTimes.com)

We are heading into flu season, and this year brings heightened concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility that the two viruses will simultaneously hit the workforce over the winter months, with potentially grave health consequences for some.

In a landmark decision, Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court last week ruled that the ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act on sex-based bias includes sexual orientation and gender identity, such that gay and transgender workers are protected by the federal anti-discrimination law.

On Friday, June 5, the President signed legislation that significantly changes the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program), making it easier for borrowers to qualify for full, or almost full, forgiveness.

On Friday, May 15th, the SBA issued the Loan Forgiveness Application that PPP borrowers must use to calculate and report how much of their PPP loan will be forgiven. The Application and accompanying instructions address several areas of borrower uncertainty for which the SBA had previously failed to offer specific guidance.

The EEOC has recently issued updated guidance to employers outlining the action they may or may not take under the Americans with Disabilities Act to keep employees healthy during the current pandemic.

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