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    More Retirement Plan Guidance for Employers During COVID-19

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2020-50 (the “Notice”), which, among other things, (a) expands the categories of individuals who are eligible for the special coronavirus-related distributions and the plan loan relief allowed by the CARES Act, (b) provides helpful guidance and examples on how qualified individuals will reflect the tax treatment of these distributions and loans on their federal income tax filings, and (c) provides employers a safe harbor procedure for implementing the suspension of loan repayments otherwise due through the end of 2020. 

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    Blog Launch: COVID-19: What your Business Needs To Know
     

    SBA Releases PPP Forgiveness FAQs

    The U.S. Small Business Administration released FAQs related to PPP loan forgiveness. The FAQs address eligible payroll and nonpayroll costs, as well as specifics related to loan forgiveness reductions.


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    Stay Healthy As America Reopens
     

    Virginia Leads the Pack by Adopting COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

    On July 15, 2020, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Health and Safety Codes Board (“Board”) voted 9-2 to adopt emergency temporary standards designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. As businesses slowly reopen around the U.S., Virginia is the first jurisdiction in the country to adopt a COVID-19 workplace health and safety standard. The standard applies to every employer within the Commonwealth that falls under the Virginia Occupational Health and Safety Program (“VOSH”). 

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    Southern District of New York Says Portions of Department of Labor’s FFCRA Final Rule “Jumped the Rail” and Are Vacated

    School is Physically Closed – But Learning Is On. Does FFCRA Leave Apply?

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires covered employers – those with 500 or fewer employees – to provide eligible employees with up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to twelve weeks (ten of which are paid) of expanded family and medical leave for specific coronavirus related issues. Included is leave for employees if they are unable to work or telework due to a need to care for their child whose school or place of care is closed due to COVID-19 related reasons.[1] However, what is considered “closed” for purposes of the law? What if school will resume but be completely or partially virtual?

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