On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act. At $1.9 trillion, it is the second largest stimulus bill in legislative history. The ARP includes labor-related spending initiatives important to both employers and employees.

Employers should particularly take heed of the increased funding to OSHA for enforcement actions, which could indicate a potential increase in the number of audits and inspections, as well as additional scrutiny of whistleblower claims.… Continue Reading

The Economic Aid Act made important changes to the PPP program – expanding eligibility and reopening the program for new borrowers, allowing some borrowers to receive a second loan, expanding the uses for loan proceeds, and creating a streamlined loan forgiveness processes for loans of $150,000 or less.  All of these changes can be challenging to keep up with. … Continue Reading