PPP Relaunched

The Paycheck Protection Program relaunched today at 10:30 a.m. Ahead of this morning’s rollout, the Small Business Administration released new resources for businesses applying for loans under this second tranche of program funding. Click here for an overview of how companies can calculate loan amounts, click here for an updated FAQ document on how to count […]

ALERT | VOSHA, Department of Health Release Required Training for Vermonters to Return to Work; Employers Urged to Review and Provide Feedback

Following up on the VOSHA-provided training requirements included in Governor Scott’s updated directives Friday for initial reopening criteria for manufacturers and other businesses, VOSHA has developed training and other materials on appropriate safety measures necessary to return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  These training and other materials were developed in conjunction with the Vermont […]

ALERT | Vermont Expands Conditional Allowable Operations for Manufacturers and other Businesses | Feedback Needed

The Governor today announced additional conditions for initial resumption of operations for manufacturers and other businesses not currently operating as a critical/essential business.  These next steps toward broader resumption of operations are extremely modest, and employers should review the criteria provided very carefully.  The new guidance can be reviewed by clicking here.  You should also […]

Legislation Creating Certain Presumptions for Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19

The Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee is proposing legislation to provide a presumption of workers’ compensation coverage for certain employees who contract COVID-19.  The current draft of the bill can be reviewed here. The bill defines a number of “front line” employees, generally health and safety related, for the presumption, but also […]

More Guidance and Q&A on the Paycheck Protection Program Loans from SBA and US Treasury

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established by section 1102 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act), in a document subject […]

Trade Update from A.N. Deringer | Webinar Series

The following is provided courtesy of AIV member A.N. Deringer:   Deringer is hosting a complimentary, four-part webinar series presented by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This webinar series will provide a comprehensive understanding of CTPAT’s minimum security criteria changes, the new trade compliance component, and what you can expect next. Each webisode is […]

IRS Guidance and Resource Updates for COVID-19 Issues

The following is a roundup of recent IRS guidance and resources related to COVID-19  COVID-19 Tax Tips series begins To help taxpayers understand issues related to COVID-19, the IRS started a special series of Tax Tips focused on the Economic Impact Payments, tax scams and other emerging issues. The Tax Tips are short, plain language […]