Defense Production Act Loan Program for Re-Shoring Domestic Production Open

A Presidential Executive Order signed on May 14, 2020 (click here) provides International Development Finance Corporation lending authority under the DPA to re-shore domestic production of strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and to strengthen any relevant domestic supply chains. The DFC has now posted background and application information for initiative (click […]

CDC Guidance for Office Workplaces

The CDC has posted guidance focused on reopening and safe operations for office workspaces, including for office-based employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists.  Click here for more. For more guidance resources for employers, click here.

Upcoming Webinars:  PPP Loan Forgiveness, Trade Issues

AIV’s national allies at NAM are helping present the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other businesses: Webinar on SBA tools for exporters and suppliers featuring the SBA’s Office of International Trade. June 9 at 1:00 pm.  Click here. Webinar on navigating PPP loan forgiveness. June 10 at 2:00 pm.  […]

New Vermont Guidance on Travel

Governor Scott has announced an easing of travel restrictions. Effective June 8 interstate travel to and from New England and New York counties with 400 or fewer active COVID-19 cases per million is permitted without quarantine requirements.  This is in addition to existing allowances for for employee commuting and other travel.  Click here for more.

Roundup of USDOL and OSHA Resources and Guidance

Federal Contractor Guidance The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has tools and guides to help federal contractors.  Click here. Paid Leave Compliance Assistance The Wage and Hour Division has guidance for employers on new paid leave requirements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Click here. Strengthen Your Workforce with Veterans The Veterans’ Employment […]

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The President as signed the recently passed PPP Flexibility Act, which extends to PPP borrowers 24 weeks to utilize loans and increases flexibility for the allocation of funds between payroll and nonpayroll expenses, replacing the minimum 75% payroll allocation requirement with a 60% requirement. There will be further updates with online resources and guidance, including […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer. USTR Grants 16 Extensions for Section 301 List One Exclusions, Set to Expire June 4 The US Trade Representative (USTR) has extended sixteen exclusions from list one of the Section 301 tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. The exclusions, which were set to expire on June 4, […]