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The SBA and Treasury Department have now released the forgiveness application for PPP loans, and we have good news! Many wishy-washy elements of forgiveness have been clearly defined—and most favor borrowers. Here are our Top Revelations upon analyzing the document.   read more...
More COVID-19 Related Questions As California moves closer to opening its doors for business again, our clients continue to provide us with provocative and challenging questions, from “My employee refuses to return to work. What do I do?” to “Is COVID-19 a workers’ compensation claim or not?” As always, our team strives to answer your questions clearly and concisely. I laid off an employee, then offered to rehire him, but he declined my offer. Will my lender reduce my PPP loan forgiveness…   read more...
Congress passed the CARES Act several weeks ago, and so far, over 5,400 lenders have approved a whopping 3.9 million Payroll Protection Loans through the Payroll Protection Program. Even so, the CARES Act text is unclear about how the finer details of loan forgiveness will work. The Small Business Association (SBA) and the Treasury Department have not yet provided guidance on the subject, leaving many business owners confused and eagerly seeking enlightenment.    read more...
If you know you’re going to need to hire staff in the next 1-2 months, when should you get started? The short answer is now.   read more...
Business leaders like you are turning to Allevity with rapid-fire questions on handling the COVID-19 virus in the workplace, from "How do I make sure my employees have a safe work environment?" to "What are my best options in the federal stimulus package?" We are dedicated to being your best business decision and want to share our research with you. How do I make sure my employees have a safe work environment? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has developed and continues to update…   read more...
Here are answers to the more frequent questions we've received from business leaders like you. Where Can I Find The Payroll Info Needed to Apply For the Paycheck Protection Program? Just call your friendly Allevity Payroll Tech! We've got the reports ready to run. We'll turn them around for you in a flash. I Can't Find My Form 940 Return in Document Storage. Where Is It? The 940 return is in the same package as your Q4 941 returns. It's usually around the 5th or 6th page. If you can't find…   read more...
As you know, Congress recently passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) legislation in response to COVID-19 that may impact your company and your employees. We want to provide a quick summary of the key provisions and changes you need to be aware of. These provisions take effect on April 1, 2020 and only affect employers with fewer than 500 employees. UPDATE: The Department of Labor has clarified the eligibility for the FFCRA If employees cannot work as the result of a…   read more...
To help you make the best decisions for your business, we will be sharing clear and actionable COVID-19-related relief information as often as it becomes available. As of today, here’s what you need to know: UPDATE: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s effective date is now 4/1/2020 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will now be effective as of Wednesday, April 1, instead of Thursday, April 2. To learn more, the Department of Labor has a detailed FAQ here . Are You Looking…   read more...
We’ve had lots of questions from you, our loyal clients, indicating concern about how the 80 hours of Emergency Paid Sick Leave mandate will impact your business. This email serves to answer the most common questions referring specifically to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Let’s get started. Does This Apply to Your Employees? Which category do your employees fall into? Your staff may be distributed among one or more of the following:…   read more...
Congress signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law on March 18, 2020. Federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on executing and implementing requirements in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime, as employers and advisors, we must rely on a good faith interpretation of the act’s text. Agency guidance will be released at some point, but this will take time. We will update you when we…   read more...
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