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Hosted by Labor and Employment Attorneys Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger – and moderated by our Director of Business Development, Jim Ries – the Remote Rundown is an episodic series focusing on conversation surrounding the latest and most relevant employment issues relating to COVID-19 and practical advice for business owners and employers in Maryland.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What We Know Now
Offit Kurman Attorneys, Katharine Batista and Russell Berger, provide a rundown on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
Summary of Benefits for Consumers with Federally Backed Mortgages
Offit Kurman Attorney, Steve Metz, gives a summary of benefits for consumers with federally backed mortgages.
CARES Act: Six Questions About the Employee Retention Credit
Offit Kurman Attorneys, Russell Berger and Gabriel Celii, answer your six questions about the Employee Retention Credit, a benefit of the recently passed, CARES Act.
Summary of Unemployment Compensation Expansion in CARES
On March 25, 2020, Congress came to an agreement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Below is a summary of the expanded unemployment compensation assistance the new law offers.
The CARES Act for Taxpayers
Offit Kurman Attorneys, Russell Berger, and Glenn Solomon share their quick taxpayers guide for the CARES Act.
CARES Act: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Offit Kurman Attorneys, Thomas Hicks and Glenn Solomon, break down the Economic Injury Disaster Loan in this quick guide.
Offit Kurman Guide to the CARES Act
Offit Kurman is pleased to present this detailed summary of pertinent provisions of the CARES Act, landmark legislation designed to help businesses and individuals deal with the impact of COVID-19. This summary is intended as a guide. Please note that regulations and guidance under the CARES Act are being published almost hourly by the applicable government agencies, and so information in this summary may have already changed since being published. It is therefore important that you consult with your advisors to inquire about any updates on the Act as well as your specific situation. Offit Kurman is ready and able to assist you.
Facts About the CARES Act
On Friday, March 27th, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) officially became the largest financial assistance bill enacted by Congress. The Act includes provisions to help small businesses as they work to survive through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19.
Family First Coronavirus Response Act
On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This law, among other efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, provides for an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act as well as the creation of Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Employers with fewer than 500 employees will need to adopt policies and practices compliant with the many nuances of the new law, as illustrated below.