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Wave of COVID-19 Litigation Already Rising, Threatening Employers as They Return to Work

USA - May 7 2020 The wave of COVID-19 litigation is not coming; it has arrived. Even before most states open back up for business, Plaintiff’s lawyers are suing…

James A. Paretti, Jr., Michael J. Lotito.

SBA Releases New Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Certifications, Announces Safe Harbor for Borrowers that Repay Their Loans

USA - April 30 2020 Ahead of a second round of lending, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that businesses applying for loans under the Paycheck…

James A. Paretti, Jr., Michael J. Lotito.

Lawmakers Agree to New Funding for Paycheck Protection Act Program

USA - April 21 2020 Senate lawmakers agreed on April 21, 2020, to inject cash into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a mechanism for offering forgivable loans to…

James A. Paretti, Jr., Michael J. Lotito.

DOL Clarifies That Gig Workers Can Qualify for COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits When Their Work Dries Up

USA - April 21 2020 The Department of Labor has clarified that gig workers qualify as “unemployed” under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program when they…

James A. Paretti, Jr., Michael J. Lotito, William Hays Weissman.

CARES Act Offers New Incentives to Employers Considering Student-Loan Repayment Programs

USA - April 16 2020 The CARES Act included a variety of new provisions to help employers and workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those provisions were two…

James A. Paretti, Jr., Michael J. Lotito.