Published: June 3, 2020

The Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department issued an interim-rule requiring employers who have received PPP funds and anticipate seeking loan forgiveness to inform their state unemployment office if a furloughed or reduced-hour employee is offered reinstatement, but declines the offer. This is an important change for all businesses receiving PPP funds that amends prior guidance published by the Treasury Department.

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Published: June 1, 2020

Under Chicago’s new COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance, employers face harsh penalties for terminating employees who follow COVID-19-related stay at home, quarantine or isolation orders.

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Published: May 28, 2020

Starting June 5, Pennsylvania restaurants will be permitted to resume somewhat-normal dining service. Limitations have been set for counties across the state depending on their current phase of reopening. Click here to read more about what limitations have been put in place from county to county.

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Published: May 22, 2020

Pennsylvania legislation enacted on March 27, 2020, requires employers to provide all terminated, furloughed, or voluntarily separating employees with certain information related to unemployment compensation benefits. The new law, Act 9 of 2020, is one of the many statewide efforts to assist the thousands of Pennsylvanians losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published: May 15, 2020

On May 13, 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order (EO-142) which, among other things, permits the resumption of nonessential construction and allows curbside pickup at nonessential retail businesses. However, as to be expected, things are hardly back to “business as usual,” and the Executive Order sets out significant measures that businesses are required to take to maintain proper social distancing protocols. The construction and nonessential retail provisions will take effect at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 18th.

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