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The SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, Instructions and Formal Guidance

The SBA released the long-awaited PPP loan forgiveness application form and instructions, as well as Formal Guidelines replacing previous guidance on loan forgiveness. Loan Forgiveness Process A borrower must submit the Loan Forgiveness Application (SBA Form 3508) to its lender, together with necessary documentation identified in the application.  The lender will decide regarding loan forgiveness […]

Zoom Talk Recording: Reopening and Reintegrating The Workplace

Thank you to everyone who participated in our May 1, 2020 hour-long Zoom Talk, where Garrett Wozniak and Randi Hyatt discussed a variety of issues connected to employers preparing for the reopening and/or reintegration of employees into the workplace.  We have uploaded a recording of the Zoom Talk here so you may review it at […]

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Return To Work Q&A, Encourages Employers To Be “Creative And Flexible” With Accommodations

The EEOC has updated the Return To Work (G.3 & G.5) section of its Q&A Guidance regarding workplace accommodations for individuals deemed high-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The guidance essentially reminds employers to continue to follow normal interactive processes for identifying reasonable accommodations,  and encourages employers to be “creative and flexible” in their approach to […]

Reopening and Reintegrating the Workplace

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased or rolled back, there are many practical and legal considerations to take into account as employers reopen and/or reintegrate teleworkers into the workplace.  A one-size-fits-all approach is not appropriate — different variables and actions you have taken thus far will affect the who, what, where, and when regarding how you […]

Zoom Talk On Reopening & Reintegrating Your Workplace

K&S attorneys Randi Hyatt and Garrett Wozniak are hosting a Zoom Talk on Friday, May 1, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  They will offer perspective on what employers should consider and do when reopening and/or reintegrating employees to the workplace.  Randi and Garrett will also answer your questions. Please register for the Zoom Talk […]

Updated EEOC Guidance On COVID-19 Testing In The Workplace

The EEOC has updated its guidance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.”  Today’s update addresses the following question: May an employer administer a COVID-19 test (a test to detect the presence of the COVID-19 virus) before permitting employees to enter the workplace? Yes.  Employers may […]

How EFMLA, EPSL, and Existing Leave Work Together

In its most recent questions and answers, the Department of Labor addresses the circumstances in which employers may require employees to use existing leave and how existing leave works in conjunction with EFMLA and EPSL under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  This information is found in FAQ 86, with reference to previous guidance at […]