Drew Eckl Farnham
COVID-19 Legal Updates


May 28, 2020 BY Anonymous | Employment Law

As businesses are reopening statewide, employee safety is top of mind for everyone. It's crucial for businesses to have appropriate practices in place to help prevent employees from contracting COVID-19 at the workplace. Both OSHA and the CDC have provided guidance on how to approach returning to work but we know that putting guidelines into practice can be a challenge. ... Continue Reading

SBA and the Department of Treasury Issue New Guidance Regarding Eligibility for Loans Under the Paycheck Protection Program

May 06, 2020 BY | Corporate and Transactional

On April 29, 2020, the SBA and the Department of Treasury (DOT) published the last in a series of new guidance regarding the certification of "necessity" a company makes on its application for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of the Cares Act. ... Continue Reading

DEF Attorneys Hosting Webinar with Qualified Staffing Regarding Coronavirus and the New Workplace

April 13, 2020 BY | Employment Law

Attorneys Dan Kniffen, Megan Noble, Meredith Guerrero, and Neil Brunetz are hosting a live webinar with Qualified Staffing regarding Coronavirus and the New Workplace on April 16, 2020 from 2:00-3:00pm EDT. ... Continue Reading

DOL Issues Final Regulations

April 10, 2020 BY | Employment Law

Since the April 1, 2020 enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA"), employers have been awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. On April 6, 2020, the DOL issued final regulations implementing the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act ("EPSLA") and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act ("EFMLA"), which provide paid leave for qualifying reasons having to do with the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights of the new DOL guidance include: ... Continue Reading


April 07, 2020 BY | Corporate and Transactional

On April 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule (Rule) applicable to sections 1102 and 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). As addressed in a prior Drew, Eckl & Farnham memorandum, Section 1102 of the Act temporarily adds the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA's) 7(a) Loan Program, and Section 1106 of the Act provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program. The Rule outlines key provisions of SBA's implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of the Act and provides additional guidance for lenders and borrowers. ... Continue Reading

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