COVID-19 Updates2020-04-03T14:48:29-07:00

COVID-19 Updates

BREAKING NEWS: REOPENING RESOURCE FOR BUSINESSES

The Association of Washington Business (AWB) in partnership with the State of Washington has established a AWB Rebound and Recovery website (https://www.reboundandrecovery.org/) to help Washington businesses reopen smoothly. The website has two main lines of effort: Reopening Tool Kit: AWB has developed customizable materials to support a business’ reopening by helping to communicate new COVID-19 [...]

BREAKING NEWS: PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION IS OUT

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application.  The link to the form/instructions is provided below. Background:  The PPP was created by the CARES Act to provide forgivable loans to eligible small businesses to “keep American [...]

Managing Employees Return to Work After COVID-19 Pandemic – Food for Thought

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released additional guidance for employers on what they can do when employees begin returning to work to balance a safe work environment with employment laws.  The publication can be found at: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-updates-covid-19-technical-assistance-publication The publication, entitled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, [...]