The challenge of hiring enough qualified workers to staff your QSRs would be that much more difficult under the latest CARES Act proposal heading to a vote in the US House as early as today. Among the wish-list of goodies in the latest $3 Trillion stimulus proposal is an extension through January 2021 of the $600 premium paid to workers laid-off and/or furloughed because of the COVID-19 pandemic (currently set to expire at the end of July). In addition to the UI extension, other provisions contained in the 1800+ page bill are another round of $1200 stimulus checks for Americans earning less than $99,000; $1 Trillion in direct aid for states and municipalities; increased funding for food stamps; repeal of the CARES Act excess business losses provision, which extended NOL relief to passthroughs and sole proprietors and limiting operating loss carrybacks. A few business-favorable provisions include expansion of the employee retention tax credit (ERTC) by increasing the credit percentage from 50% to 80% of qualified wages; extension of the covered period for PPP from June 30 to December 31 and repeal of the 75% payroll threshold for PPP loan forgiveness. Notwithstanding today’s anticipated party-line vote to pass the bill in the House, it stands little chance of moving any time soon in the Senate.