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Webinar | COVID-19 Relief in 2021: What Employers Need to Know

Click here to access the on-demand video. Click here to access the powerpoint presentation. The new COVID-19 Relief bill, signed into law on December 27, provides additional economic relief for business owners if you know what to look for. In addition, the new administration will mean more change is on the horizon. What are the immediate opportunities for your business, and what will the...

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Vaccinations in the Workplace

Vaccinations in the Workplace

In the next few months, as a COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, many employers will be faced with a decision of whether to mandate vaccination for their employees. This consideration will raise a multitude of questions, including: (1) Can employers require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations?, (2) What are the consequences of an employee’s refusal to be vaccinated?, (3) If more than one...

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Congress Declines to Extend Mandated FFCRA Leave Beyond December 31 But Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Voluntarily Extend Paid Leave

Congress Declines to Extend Mandated FFCRA Leave Beyond December 31 But Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Voluntarily Extend Paid Leave

Note: This client update is based on the stimulus bill passed by Congress and sent to the President for signature earlier this week. This bill is not law until the President signs the legislation, and recent news reports suggest that President Trump finds some portions of the stimulus bill objectionable. We will continue to monitor the status of this legislation and will report promptly when the...

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Vaccinations in the Workplace

New CDC and Wisconsin DHS Guidance on Select COVID-19 Safety Measures

Individuals and businesses are preparing for a unique holiday season due to COVID-19. As guidelines are continually adapting, staying apprised of the most recent guideline changes from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) regarding COVID-19 quarantine and testing can be a challenge. With many contemplating holiday festivities and Wisconsin’s...

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New Employer Notification Requirement to Employees of Unemployment Benefit Rights

Wisconsin Employers mark your calendar. As of November 2, 2020, all employers covered by Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) law must provide employees with written notice regarding the availability of UI benefits upon a change in employment status. The new requirement applies when work hours are reduced, layoff, furlough, or separation – temporary or permanent. This new requirement was...

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SBA Issues “Change of Ownership” Procedures for PPP Borrowers: M&A Transactions Must Now Be Reviewed for Compliance

SBA Issues “Change of Ownership” Procedures for PPP Borrowers: M&A Transactions Must Now Be Reviewed for Compliance

By: Lawrence J. Glusman On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a procedural notice regarding changes of ownership of an entity that has received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.  The notice does three main things – defines when a “change of ownership” is deemed to have occurred, details when and how lenders may unilaterally approve an ownership change, and...

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“Health Care Providers” Under the FFCRA: Department of Labor Revises the Regulation and Focuses the Field of Employees Eligible for Leave

By: Anne V. O'Meara, Laurie E. Meyer, and Anthony J. Steffek On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its second interpretation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new DOL rule, which took effect on September 16, revised the original rule’s definition of “health care provider” to provide up to twelve weeks of paid leave to an expanded field of...

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EEOC’s Guidance About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and Other EEO Laws

In new guidance issued on June 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopted the CDC’S position that antibody test results “should not be used to make decisions about returning persons to the workplace” because “an antibody test at this time does not meet the ADA’s “job related and consistent with business necessity” standard for medical examinations or inquiries for...

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Webinar | PPP Flexibility Act of 2020: What Are Your Options Now?

Webinar | PPP Flexibility Act of 2020: What Are Your Options Now?

Click here to view the Webinar On-Demand. Click here to access the PowerPoint Presentation. You’ve heard about the new PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, but what does it mean for your business? The Act may be relatively straightforward, but for many the decision process is not. Options have been expanded since you applied for the loan back in April and May. Will the...

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SBA Issues “Change of Ownership” Procedures for PPP Borrowers: M&A Transactions Must Now Be Reviewed for Compliance

PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Passes Congress: Covered Period Increased for Up to 24 Weeks Among Other Changes Useful for Some But Not All Borrowers

On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed H.R. 7010 (previously passed by the House on May 28, 2020) entitled the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPPFA”). Once signed into law by the President, the PPPFA will amend the CARES Act in several meaningful ways. The highest profile change is to the definition of “covered period” which now shifts from 8 weeks from loan origination to...

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