PPP Forgiveness Changes Coming as Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The U.S. Senate yesterday unanimously passed the House of Representative’s Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010), which now goes to President Trump for his expected signature. The Act’s significant amendments to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan program include the following: Borrowers have until December 31, 2020 to spend PPP funds. Borrowers can have … Continued

New York State Enacts COVID-19 Sick Leave Law

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo signed into law on March 18, 2020 the New York COVID-19 Sick Leave Law, S. 8901 (the “Law”). The Law, which was effective immediately, requires employers regardless of size to provide sick leave to their eligible employees who physically work in New York State. The sick leave … Continued

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), President Trump signed into law on March 18, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201 (the “Act”). This sweeping Act temporarily expands the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) relating to COVID-19, creates a temporary federal paid sick leave program relating to COVID-19, expands unemployment … Continued

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Conditional Exemptions from Filing Obligations for Companies Affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

美国证券交易委员会对受新冠病毒影响的公司提供条件性延期救济 U.S. Securities laws require U.S. publicly traded companies, including all companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange, to file various reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The SEC has recognized that the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has complicated the preparation and filing … Continued