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What Does the New HELSA Law Mean for Employers?

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have fielded questions from employers across industries regarding whether or not an employee who catches COVID-19 at work can …

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Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Second Draw Loans

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”) was signed into law. The CAA sets forth a $900 billion COVID relief package, including …

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JUST A SHOT IN THE ARM – PART 2: The EEOC Weighs In

Last week, we issued an update in response to the burning question of whether or not employers may require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine once it …

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New Guidance Issued by Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Clarifying the Deductibility of Expenses for Businesses Who Have Received a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loan

The PPP was created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act to provide loans to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. As …

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JUST A SHOT IN THE ARM: Can you require your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

With the scientific community and newsrooms all abuzz about the imminent emergence of a COVID-19 vaccine, many of you have reached out to ask, “Can we require …

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New Procedural Notice Released by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) on the Paycheck Protection Program

The SBA issued a Procedural Notice on October 2, 2020 addressing the notification and consent requirements for changes in ownership transactions for borrowers of PPP loans. What …

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Waiving COVID-19 Liability Goodbye? – Why Liability Waivers are a Particularly Risky Risk-Management Tool

With most counties in Washington now fully in Phase II of Governor Inslee’s ”Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, Washington employers are increasingly starting to reopen their office …

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The European Court of Justice Strikes Down the EU-US Privacy Shield

The EU-US Privacy Shield was a framework designed to let US companies more easily receive personal data from the EU and maintain compliance with EU privacy laws.  …