Category: Law

2021, January 2021, Law

President Trump signs second Coronavirus relief bill, includes new funding and updates to PPP

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed, and the President has signed, the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. The agreement comes after weeks of negotiations and two funding extensions to keep Congress open until a bill was passed with a $1.4 trillion government-wide funding plan. The $900 billion coronavirus relief portion includes another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, extended unemployment benefits, and direct payments…

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Smart law: The new wave and surf-by lawsuits

The Americans with Disabilities Act provides the basic legal requirement that employers must not discriminate against individuals who are qualified for a job, with or without a reasonable accommodation. If your company website accepts orders, posts goods or services for sale, permits customer reviews and testimonials, takes reservations, provides addresses and directions to business locations, accepts job applications, includes FAQs, has email or chat features or has any other online…

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Smart strategies: An employment law outlook for 2019

Some issues on the minds of lawmakers could affect your business. With the midterm elections over, we can now sit back and evaluate – at least with a bit more clarity – what 2019 will hold for employers. Employers will need to pay attention to several issues that are likely to be addressed at both the federal and state levels. (more…)