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A Quick Look at the Paycheck Protection Program

A Quick Look at the Paycheck Protection Program

Small businesses are still surviving, months after the United States government signed the CARES Act into law and introduced the Paycheck Protection Program, a nearly $650 billion loan program. The program’s purpose is to provide business owners with eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans. All small businesses are eligible for the […]

Four Questions about the Paycheck Protection Program

Four Questions about the Paycheck Protection Program

According to a new bill passed by the House, and a similar one proposed by the Senate, the Paycheck Protection Program is going to be extended until December 31st. In the meantime, there are still plenty of questions New Jersey small business owners need answers to.Do I have to apply through one lender?No. Once your […]

Five Ways the Flexibility Act Improves the Paycheck Protection Program

Five Ways the Flexibility Act Improves the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a $650 billion loan program, introduced by the CARES Act , that offers small businesses eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (PPPFA) was introduced by Representatives Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Chip Roy (R-TX) and passed by the […]

Four Essential Documents for Small Businesses During COVID-19

Four Essential Documents for Small Businesses During COVID-19

The services of small business attorneys are more essential than ever. Typical contracts may prove difficult to fulfill, employees may need to be furloughed, health and safety policies will have to change and temporary work from home policies will have to be created. The use of these four crucial documents will play an important role […]

Five Facts Employers Need to Know Before Hiring Undocumented Workers

Hiring undocumented workers

Failure to verify an employee’s authorization to work in the United States can lead to serious legal issues. Knowing the basics of hiring undocumented workers is essential. Here are five facts that will help to avoid catastrophe:Authorization is required.Employers are required by law to verify that all employees are authorized to work in the United […]

Qualifying for Worker’s Compensation During COVID-19

Qualifying for Worker’s Compensation During COVID-19

Covid-19 is not an occupation-related illness unless you are a first responder or healthcare provider. If you are otherwise employed, you probably will not be qualified to receive worker’s compensation benefits. Any exceptions will be based on your circumstances or the state you live in.What is an occupational disease?Employers have always been required to compensate […]

Claims for Wrongful Termination During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination has become an extraordinarily complex matter during the COVID-19 outbreak. Employers are struggling to keep up with the massive changes in the legal landscape. With employees focused on remaining employed and feeding their families, it is just as unlikely that they are aware of the legal issues surrounding the pandemic. It is overwhelming, […]

An Urgent Q & A about NJ Unemployment Benefits

NJ Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment claims in New Jersey are increasing at an astonishing rate. Around this time, in March of 2019, approximately 10,000 people filed for benefits. One year later, that number has reached over ​1 million claims and continues to rise. Businesses are shutting down and workers are being laid off due to the Coronavirus. The N.J. Department […]

NJ Division on Civil Rights Responds to Questions About Covid-19

NJ Division on Civil Rights Responds to Questions About Covid-19

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) is responding to questions about how the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) apply to individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While COVID-19 does not discriminate, DCR will be investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment under the LAD, as […]

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