April 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to Know

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, many employers would like to make vaccination mandatory for all employees, both to minimize contact tracing and employee privacy issues now burdening human resource departments– and, more importantly…

March 2021

Are VC-Backed Female Founder Companies Disproportionately Impacted by the Pandemic? (Yes!)

Companies with all female founders have often faced an uphill battle vying for venture capital. While this imbalance seemed to be improving before the pandemic, companies with all male and mixed gender founder teams continued to outpace female founder comp…

What Employers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “Plan”). The historic $1.9 trillion bill contains several provisions of note for employers.The Plan extends the availability of tax credits under the Families …

January 2021

SBA Issues New Guidance on First and Second Draw PPP Loans

On January 8, 2021, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued two Interim Final Rules containing guidance related to the Economic Aid Act signed into law at the end of last year, which provided funds for new first draw Paycheck Protection Progra…

December 2020

New Coronavirus Relief Package includes Second Draw PPP Loans and Changes to Existing PPP Loans

This alert was updated on December 28, 2020.Late on December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law a new coronavirus relief bill, which included changes to existing Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans issued under the CARES Act, and the abili…

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: EEOC Weighs In

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance to include FAQs on the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. Like other guidance relating to COVID-19 issues, there may be changes as more info…