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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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CH& Return to Work Toolkit (June 2020)

Many counties in Washington State are moving closer, or have already moved, to Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start plan to return to the workplace after …

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Modifies Loan Forgiveness Rules of the Paycheck Protection Program in Favor of Borrowers

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”), which makes several borrower-friendly amendments in order to maximize …