More Lenders Participating in PPP Starting January 15

The US Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on January 15.  The portal will fully open on January 19 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and […]

SBA Still Hosting PPP Forgiveness Webinars Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The SBA Vermont District Office continues to host free webinars Tuesdays and Wednesdays about Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness. Topics include criteria, the process, changes and more. PPP Forgiveness Webinars Tuesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Click here to access the webinar link. To access by phone, call 202-765-1264 and enter code 986 011 495#. PPP Forgiveness […]

REMINDER | PPP to Reopen January 11

The US Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (click here) will re-open the week of January 11th for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 […]

Reminder: Informational Webinar on PPP and COVID Relief Legislation Updates

The weekly 3:00 pm Wednesday webinar for Vermont businesses hosted by ACCD and other state agencies will focus this week on updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Agency’s leadership team will be joined by the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Bankers Association (VBA), the […]

Additional Guidance for Employees Regarding FFCRA Paid Leave

The requirement that employers provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31.  The US Wage and Hour Division has issued some additional related guidance in the form of FFCRA Questions and Answers: I was eligible for leave under the FFCRA in […]

COVID-19 EIDL Application Deadline Extended to December 31, 2021 | Weekly PPP Forgiveness Webinars Continue

The Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for the COVID-19 Pandemic disaster declaration is extended to December 31, 2021.  The deadline extension comes as a result of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill signed into law December 27. EIDL loan applications will continue […]

Revised Regulations Implementing Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under FFCRA

On September 11, USDOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the FFCRA. The revisions made by the new rule clarify workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions, in light of the U.S. District Court […]

Reminder:  Paycheck Protection Program Deadline

The deadline to apply for funding through the Paycheck Protection Program is Saturday, August 8. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll (click here for more). The Small Business Administration (click here) will forgive loans if all employee retention […]

Additional Guidance on FLSA, FMLA, and FFCRA

The US Department of Labor has announced additional guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how the requirements and protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) impact the workplace as America continues to reopen from the coronavirus. The […]

Government Assistance for Manufacturers Helping Supply COVID-19 Response Needs

The Commercial Solution Opening is a program for manufacturers to submit proposals to address federal government needs in responding to COVID-19.  It can help US companies secure cost-sharing agreements to expand production capacity for critical medical and related supplies.  Specific areas of interest include Masks, Pharmaceutical Industrial Base Expansion, Screening & Diagnostics, and Personal Protection […]