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COVID-19: Assistance for American Workers and Families

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
April 6, 2020
Some relief is coming for American workers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law last week.  This relief includes extending and expanding unemployment benefits, providing rebates for individu... Read more >

All Employers Must Use Revised I-9 Form by April 30, 2020

By: Marissa K. Lilja
April 2, 2020
All employers should take note that United States Citizenship & Immigration Services has issued an updated Form I-9, with an edition date of “10/21/2019.” The use of the new form went into effect on January 31, 2020, and all employers are encouraged to immediately begin using the updated ver... Read more >

COVID-19: Small Business Loans Under the CARES Act

By: Barry Weiskopf and Lauren Ellison
March 31, 2020
The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) provides more than $2 trillion of economic stimulus for the U.S. economy, establishes small business loan programs to help keep workers employed, and covers other business losses related to Coronavirus. Unde... Read more >

COVID-19: Layoff Aversion Fund for Small Businesses

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
March 25, 2020
The COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund, launched by Governor Larry Hogan and the Department of Labor (DOL), awards funds to small businesses to mitigate the economic stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, minimizing the need for layoffs and unemployment.  A small business could be awarded up to $50... Read more >