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Department of Labor Issues Revised Regulations Concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – September 14, 2020
09/28/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced three revisions it was making to the regulations concerning the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) (29 C.F.R. § 826.) The revised regulations will take effect on September 16, 2020.
The DOL...

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OSHA Issues Guidance on Reopening Business and Returning Employees to Work
06/22/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. On June 18, 2020, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued guidance, including frequently asked...

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SBA Grants Safe Harbor For Good Faith Need Certification For PPP Loans Under $2 Million
05/13/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On April 24, 2020, the SBA extended a safe harbor to employers who applied for a Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan on or before April 23, 2020 – but who were now questioning whether they could certify in good faith that the loans were needed to support ongoing operations. A PPP loan...

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Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Establishing Workers’ Compensation Presumption Regarding Contraction of COVID-19
05/12/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On May 6, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-62-20 establishing “presumptive eligibility” for workers’ compensation benefits to any employee who is directed to report to their place of employment and then subsequently contracts COVID-19 during the time period between March 19 and...

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Safe Harbor Deadline To Return PPP Loans Extended From May 7 To May 14
05/06/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On April 24, 2020, the SBA gave an option to borrowers who applied for a Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan on or before April 23, 2020 – but who were now questioning whether they could make a good faith certification that they needed the loan to support ongoing operations – to...

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Safe Harbor Deadline To Return PPP Loans Extended From May 7 To May 14: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know
05/06/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On April 24, 2020, the SBA gave an option to borrowers who applied for a Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan on or before April 23, 2020 – but who were now questioning whether they could make a good faith certification that they needed the loan to support ongoing operations – to...

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues New Guidance Authorizing Employers to Test Employees for COVID-19 for Non-Profit Employers
04/30/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

On April 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated guidance concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and the Rehabilitation Act and how employers may respond to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19. The EEOC makes clear that while the laws...

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Understanding How The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) Program Affects Employee and Independent Contractor Eligibility For Unemployment Benefits Under The CARES Act
04/30/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Note: This is the third Special Bulletin published by LCW in a series concerning federal unemployment assistance. You may access the first bulletin regarding the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) program here, and the second bulletin regarding the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment...

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What Nonprofit Employers Should Know About Layoffs and Furloughs
04/23/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is significant for all of us.  The closure of offices, clinics, centers, and other physical locations where nonprofits operate, are drastically altering how nonprofits operate and, in some cases, forcing nonprofits to close operations altogether. ...

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Guide to Understanding the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (“PEUC”) Program Under the CARES Act for Non-Profit Employers
04/21/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Note: This is the second of a two-part series concerning federal unemployment assistance. You may access the first bulletin here.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. Under that Act, the federal government...

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Ensuring That Employees with Reduced Hours Qualify for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) under the CARES Act for Non-Profit Employers
04/13/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Note: This is the first of a two-part series concerning federal unemployment assistance.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. Under that Act, the federal government established two programs to expand unemployment...

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Ensuring That Employees with Reduced Hours Qualify for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (“FPUC”) under the CARES Act for Private Schools
04/13/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Note: This is the first of a two-part series concerning federal unemployment assistance.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) into law. Under that Act, the federal government established two programs to expand unemployment...

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IRS Releases Guidance on How The Tax Credits Work Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Under The CARES Act: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know
04/03/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) give eligible employers the opportunity to claim payroll tax credits from the IRS. The purpose of the tax credits is to ease the financial burden of paying qualified...

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IRS Releases Guidance on How The Tax Credits Work Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Under The CARES Act
04/03/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

Both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) give eligible employers the opportunity to claim payroll tax credits from the IRS. The purpose of the tax credits is to ease the financial burden of paying qualified...

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How Nonprofits Should Communicate With Employees About Their Potential Exposure to COVID-19 In The Workplace
04/02/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

The figures related to the COVID-19 pandemic have become grim in the United States.  As of March 30, 2020, at least 160,700 individuals have tested positive for the virus, with approximately 6,800 of those cases in California.  As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we...

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FAQs for Non-Profit Employers on Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
03/11/2020
LCW Special Bulletin

The advice below addresses many of the questions and scenarios that California nonprofit organizations are facing with regard to employees and the Coronavirus.
Q:     Can a nonprofit organization require an employee to stay home from work if the employee has had exposure to the Coronavirus, but no...

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