Blow to the Biden Administration may be a blessing for large employers.

The Supreme Court issued today (Thursday, January 13th) mixed rulings in a pair of historic cases challenging the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Court is allowing the mandated requirement for certain health care workers to go into effect while blocking the more impactful enforcement of a mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. […]

CDC reduces the isolation period for those COVID-19 infected and exposed

Contrary to what many might have expected, the CDC has reduced the number of days recommend for people to isolate after being infected with COVID-19 to five days from 10. This is likely due to recent research, improved pandemic-management practices and the hardships experienced by several industries as the Omicron variant continues to spread. Basically, […]

OSHA suspends implementation and enforcement of Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination

On Nov. 16, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it is suspending all implementation and enforcement efforts related to the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace. The announcement follows the Nov. 12, 2021 order from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals staying enforcement of […]

Is Biden’s death tax a death knell for small business owners?

One of President Biden’s most cherished new tax proposals is referred to as the “Step-up Tax”, a tax that could devastate many family businesses. Basically, this is a tax that would immediately be imposed upon the death of a business owner. It is a tax that is levied on “unappreciated assets”. Current laws allow those […]

Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans update

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reported that they have processed approximately half of the forgiveness applications that they have received. It is important to point out to small businesses that applications for forgiveness of your PPP loans are due very soon, for many prior to the end of July. Remember, if you meet certain […]

New COVID-19 federal relief and PPP loan forgiveness update

On December 27, President Donald Trump signed into law a supplemental appropriations bill that provides over $900 billion in additional COVID-19 relief, including $284 billion in added Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds for businesses and organizations needing an initial relief program loan or a second round of funding. Key aspects of the original PPP guidelines […]

Congress moves closer to new stimulus relief package

A second stimulus check is officially back on the menu. After weeks of advancing a COVID-19 relief package without funding for an extra check, negotiators in Washington are shaping a new $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill that is said to include a second stimulus check. Instead of another $1,200 payment, however, the bill will set […]

Senate passes extension of application deadline for PPP small-business loans

On Tuesday, the Senate passed legislation that extends the deadline for businesses to apply for coronavirus aid under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), that was set to expire at the end of June. The bill, which passed by unanimous consent, moves the deadline for applying for PPP loans (which go to businesses with fewer than […]

Beep-beep—a COVID-19 technology development

While biotechs diligently work to develop treatments and vaccines for the COVID-19 virus, technology firms are also coming up with resources to assist businesses during the pandemic. One such example is an Addison TX firm, Polte Corp. That company is using previously developed technologies used for badge and elderly panic button devices to create the […]

PPP will likely receive some needed tweaks

The much needed Payroll Protection Program (PPP) will likely be receiving much needed adjustments after a 417-1 vote in the House to do so yesterday. The legislation is expect to pass through the Senate in similar fashion. The main tweak to the loan program is to allow small businesses 24 weeks instead of 8 weeks […]