PPP Loan Window Closing

Those who have yet to access Paycheck Protection Program loans will have to act quickly as the program will stop accepting applications on Tuesday, June 30. Administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), PPP was funded by Congress to the aggregate amount of $610 billion, but as of this writing there is still almost $100…

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EEOC Suspends EEO-1 Reports until March 2021

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the havoc it continues to wreak on the US economy, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has suspended requirements for the filing of the EEO-1 report until March of 2021. Previously, all private employers with 100 or more employees were required by federal regulation to annually file…

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H-2B Visas Blocked & Restaurant Recovery Fund Filed

Earlier this week, President Trump made good on his promise and signed an Executive Order suspending the H-2B Visa program through the balance of the calendar year, but he also provided exemptions for workers in food supply chains and workers whose entry is deemed in the national interest. The suspension, which also includes the H-1B…

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IRS Clarifies ERTC as Tax Day Approaches

Last Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revised some of the FAQs on the Employee Retention Tax Credit clarifying a number of provisions relating the maximum amounts of an eligible employer’s ERTC, qualified wages and determining allocable qualified health plan expenses among others. In addition, the agency announced that it will be re-opening all of…

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Face Covering Mandates

As we see dramatic increases in confirmed cases of coronavirus in many of the southern and western states over the past few weeks, it behooves business owners to stay up to date on state and local mandates relative to face coverings. A majority of states may only recommend that they be worn while others mandate…

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Maryland Harassment Survey Due Wednesday

A survey by covered employers in Maryland is due in to the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights by Wednesday of this week, July 1. The “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act”, which became law almost 2 years ago on October 1, 2018, bans private arbitration settlements for sexual harassment but also imposed a strict…

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Court Decisions of Note

Speaking of sexual harassment, the Minnesota Supreme Court early this month upheld the standard of “severe and pervasive” as applies to a threshold determination of sexual harassment claims, but it also whittled away some of the standard’s foundation. The court pronounced the Minnesota Human Rights Act more expansive and protective than federal Title VII protections…

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More Changes to Virginia Laws

Since 2018 when Virginia became a democratic trifecta state (the Governor’s Office and both legislative branches in democratic hands), the changes to its employment laws have seemed to come fast and furious!. In addition to changes we’ve advised in prior issues, effective next Wednesday – July 1, Old Dominion will expand its current Ban the…

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Upcoming Webinar

With the July 4th holiday coming next week, we wanted to give you plenty of advance notice of the next webinar in our DDIFO Webinar series, scheduled for July 9. As we look at a possible 2nd phase of the coronavirus pandemic, hiring quality employees efficiently becomes that much more critical to successful operation. With…

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Jolt Software: Creating Consumer Confidence through Trust, Transparency and Technology!

Learn how best to solve the challenges that you face as a restaurant owner from Jolt Software. Improve your daily operations and ensure your food safety compliance. Learn how Jolt, powered by a digital checklist platform that features integrated kitchen hardware, corrective actions and custom notifications, delivers individual employee accountability, visibility into store performance, and…

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