SBA Updates to Payroll Protection Program Rules

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By: Michael L. Iannitti The SBA has continued to issue additional guidance for borrowers and lenders on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Since publishing its initial rules in early April, further clarification has slowly trickled out on the often vague provisions of the CARES Act. Perhaps most significantly, the SBA has clarified the circumstances in …Read More

Let’s Get to Work! Workplace considerations with Return-to-Work Plans

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By: Theresa L. Nelson With recent news of easing stay-at-home orders, employers that have been operating with limited employees or that were closed due to COVID-19 need to evaluate the next steps for returning employees to work and opening operations. Any return-to-work plan must comply with all federal, state and local directives to ensure a …Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Small Business Exemptions

By: Theresa L. Nelson The Department of Labor published regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020. While containing extensive explanations of terms and provisions throughout the entire FFCRA, one section is particularly noteworthy for small businesses. The language of the FFCRA provided that small private employers with fewer than 50 …Read More

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: what employers should know

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020 and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor issued detailed guidance and the required notice for employers to post.

A Message from Marshall K. Dosker, President, Strauss Troy

To all clients and friends of Strauss Troy:

We hope that you remain well during these challenging times. Like you, we at Strauss Troy have been busy preparing and planning for all aspects of this unprecedented event.

How to Work With a Lawyer: A User’s Manual

You may have noticed that, unlike major appliances, lawyers don’t come with warnings or instructions. Whether you need a lawyer regularly for your business or only for specific tasks, the principles of this article should be helpful to you.