Category: COVID-19

Virginia Permanent Infectious Disease Prevention Standard

The Commonwealth of Virginia, within the jurisdiction of VOSH, has adopted a Permanent Infectious Disease Prevention standard with an effective date of January 27, 2021. This standard supersedes the Emergency Temporary Standard published in 2020.  Virginia Permanent Infectious Disease Prevention Standard

Updated PPP Forgiveness Guidance

A. Document the need for and use of your PPP Loan or return the money There has been a public backlash over perceived abuses in the PPP loan process. With reports of publicly traded companies such as Ruth’s Chris getting loans, the federal government has changed the tenor of its guidance. On April 28, 2020,… Read more »

NECA Legal Webinar #2 Q&A

Questions and Answers 2 Question: What is allowed in the term “Transportation” to be deducted in the PPP?Transportation is not defined. However, it likely covers any transportation costs covered by the employer; such as a car allowance. Question: What do we do if an employee refuses to go to a job sitebecause the employee is… Read more »

Guidance for NECA Chapters and Employers on Payment of Fringe Contributions on Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave

Please note this ONLY applies to those employees who are still being paid under the Sick Leave or EFMLA portion of the FFCRA.  Unless, of course, the ‘furloughed’ employees are still being paid under the PPP loan (which brings in a whole different law). Unfortunately, the employers will need to make the ultimate decision about… Read more »

COVID-19 and the Challenges of Resourcefulness in a Time of Shortage

Click Here for the Full PDF Version The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly required business owners to be resourceful. With shortages in N95 masks, dust masks and hand sanitizer, many contractors have had to rely on the one thing that isn’t scarce, creativity. While many of these creative measures temporarily help us deal with shortages, they… Read more »

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers

As provided under the legislation, the U.S. Department of Labor will be issuing implementing regulations. Additionally, as warranted, the Department will continue to provide compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the FFCRA. DEFINITIONS“Paid sick leave” – means paid leave under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. “Expanded family and… Read more »