The Week Ahead in Committees | Week of August 31

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Webinar: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Payroll Tax Deferral

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM are hosting a webinar this Wednesday September 2 from 3:00 to 3:45 pm to discuss President’s executive order on the deferral of employee payroll tax obligations and the recently-released guidance to implement this policy, which takes effect this week.  It will provide an overview of the policy and […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

School Reopening Guidance New FAQs answer questions workers and employers may have about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as elementary and secondary schools reopen.  Click here. Telework Pay Guidance New guidance from the Wage and Hour Division provides compliance assistance to employers on tracking compensable hours for teleworkers.  Click […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Guidance on reporting qualified leave wages Notice 2020-54 (click here) provides guidance to employers on the requirement to report the amount of qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response. Employers are required to report these amounts either on Form […]

The Week Ahead in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

IRS issues proposed regulations for TCJA’s simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations (click here) that adopt simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses. For tax years beginning in 2019 and 2020, these simplified tax accounting rules apply for taxpayers having inflation-adjusted average annual gross receipts of […]

Federal Funding for Increased Unemployment through Lost Wages Assistance Program

Governor Scott has announced that the state has applied for, and received, an initial grant award of $35.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Other Needs Assistance, or Lost Wage Assistance (LWA), program. The LWA program provides an additional $300 per week to eligible individuals filing for unemployment insurance. The first […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

Checklist: OSHA-FDA checklist for human and animal food manufacturers to consider when continuing, resuming or reevaluating operations due to the coronavirus.  Click here. Alert: OSHA alert to help keep food truck workers safe during the pandemic.  Click here. Rule: A new final rule will go into effect on September 21 that makes it easier for […]

Updated COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Employers

The Department of Health has updated information regarding COVID-19 testing in the workplace. The Department of Health does not recommend requiring asymptomatic employees to test for COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative test prior to returning to work, unless that person is looking to end their quarantine period early. Visit the Department of Health’s […]

Retail Operations Capacity Increased

As of August 1, non-essential retail businesses can operate at either 50% of approved fire safety occupancy, 1 customer per 200 square feet, or 10 total customers and staff combined, whichever is greater. For further details and requirements, please refer to the Phased Restart Work Safe Guidance by clicking here.