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SBA Issues Interim Rule on Paycheck Protection Program Focused on Eligible Entities and Attestation Safe Harbor

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SBA Releases Updated FAQs to Clarify PPP Eligibility Requirements Related to Large Companies

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SBA Announces Data Breach Associated with EIDL program, PPP Loan Applicants Unaffected

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that about 8,000 applicants seeking coronavirus pandemic assistance through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program may have had their personal data compromised by a software glitch. The breach was discovered on March 25 and does NOT affect applicants seeking aid from the Paycheck Protection Program.

The SBA says it “immediately disabled” the portion of the agency’s website that was affected and “addressed the issue and relaunched the application portal.”

The SBA notified those affected and offered a year of free credit monitoring.

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DOL Updates Guidance on FFCRA Paid Leave

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OSHA Issues New Guidance to Assist Employers Facing Compliance Difficulties Due to COVID-19

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OSHA Releases New Guidance For Handling Coronavirus-related Complaints and Injury Reports

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NIOSH Releases Guidance for Conserving and Extending Filtering Facepiece Respirator Supply in Non-Healthcare Sectors

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Treasury and the SBA Release New Guidance for Self-Employed Individuals and Independent Contractors Applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

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SBA Releases Report Detailing Progress of the Paycheck Protection Program

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PBGC Announces Extension of Upcoming Premium Payment Deadlines

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has announced deadline extensions for upcoming premium payments and other filings with the PBGC. Due dates for filings or actions that would have been due on or after April 1, 2020 and before July 15, 2020, have instead been extended to July 15, 2020.

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Labor Department Issues Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of COVID-19

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim guidance for enforcing OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements (29 CFR Part 1904) as it relates to recording cases of COVID-19.

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Treasury Clarifies PPP Loan Eligibility

SBA released an Interim Final Rule late last week with a drafting error that caused confusion about the eligibility requirements for the PPP loan program.  The Treasury Department has posted revised Frequently Asked Questions that, among other things, clarify this issue. 

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