Hiring Webinar

As more businesses re-open across the country and against the backdrop of a possible 2nd phase of the coronavirus pandemic, hiring quality employees efficiently becomes that much more critical to successful operation. DDIFO is pleased to present the next webinar in our series, “Hiring Smarter, Faster and Cheaper During COVID-19” on Thursday, July 9 from…

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More States Granting Business Liability Shields

Although there hasn’t been any further movement to speak of on this issue at the federal level to date, more states are providing businesses with varying levels of protection from liability lawsuits stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 7 states already have legislation on the books, two have issued executive orders protecting business and…

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Idaho Paying “Back To Work” Bonuses

Apparently in response to the federal government giving $600 bonuses to workers laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Idaho has decided to ‘see that bet and raise it’ to $1500 in order to wean the unemployed off the $600 bonus with a $1500 one. Idaho Governor Brad Little has announced the…

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Other State Issues to Consider

Staying abreast of the plethora of issues facing the small businessman and woman in the normal course of business is enough of a challenge, but in light of coronavirus regulations, mandates and guidance, it is practically full-time. To help keep you aware, we note that New York, which just announced a mandatory self-quarantine for visitors…

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Tale of Two Approaches

As Congress gets closer to possibly another economic recovery legislation, and the clamor to date has been for as much a $1 trillion in relief to state and local government, we’ve now entered FY 2021 budget. With tax receipts significantly reduced, every state and local government is facing some tough budget decisions. A quick look…

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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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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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SBA Updates PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of the Treasury this week released a second application form for Paycheck Protection Program loan participants to use in applying for loan forgiveness along with important new guidance. In light of the changes implemented by the PPP Flexibility Act (PPPFA), which increased the covered period from 8 to…

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