Matthew D. Stokely

The Small Business Administration (SBA) extended the repayment deadline for Payroll Protection Program (PPP) for businesses that initially took a PPP loan, but did not meet the self-certification requirements at the time that they applied for the loan.  The deadline is now automatically extended from...

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With the constant changes due to COVID-19, business owners and employees alike are trying to figure out how to navigate the Paycheck Protection Program and related laws. Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, May 6th at 2:30pm EST, to answer some of the...

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In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provided for mandatory Expanded Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) for employees of businesses with fewer than 500 employees.  The U.S. Department of Labor...

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On March 27, 2020, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a two-trillion-dollar aid package to help individuals and businesses who are experiencing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and to stimulate the economy. Numerous programs are available and while the...

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Updated: 3/23/2020 In response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation(BWC) announced that it is temporarily deferring payment of employer premiums for March, April, and May until June 1, 2020.  In addition to providing this assistance to employers, the BWC also...

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Updated: 3/19/2020 On March 18, 2020, Congress passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) which will provide temporary assistance to employees and businesses experiencing coronavirus interruptions. The Act becomes effective April 2, 2020, which is 15 days after the President signed the bill into law. The bill contains two...

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Updated: 3/19/2020 On March 18, 2020, Congress passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) which will provide temporary assistance to employees and businesses experiencing coronavirus interruptions. The Act becomes effective April 2, 2020, which is 15 days after the President signed the bill into law. The bill contains two...

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Legal Updates on Employer Confidentiality Rules During Workplace Investigations: Protecting Employees and Employers On December 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), in Apogee Retail LLC d/b/a Unique Thrift Store (“Apogee”), held that employer rules that require employees to maintain confidentiality during workplace...

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On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.  The new rule will take effect on January 1, 2020. The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative...

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