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June 26, 2020

Employers and workplaces that are operating remotely may follow the DHS news release that announced flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9. See the original news release for more information on how to obtain, remotely inspect, and retain copies of the identity and employment eligibility documents to complete Section 2 of Form I-9.

In May, the Department of Homeland...

June 22, 2020

On June 17, 2020, the EEOC determined a difference between testing for current COVID infection and testing for antibodies. Though testing for current infection is acceptable and making decisions on allowing employees to work based on their current infection status is permissible, testing for antibodies and requiring that as a criteria for returning to work is not permissible. The approach consider...

June 17, 2020

Back in October we highlighted that the Supreme Court would be hearing three cases (two of which are consolidated) to determine whether Title VII protections do extend to sexual orientation, gender identity and transgender status as protected classes.

On Monday June 15, the Supreme Court issued the decisions in these cases and clarified Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment...

June 15, 2020

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), fees are assessed for some self-insured health plans. The Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF) is designed to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 designed to fund medical research that will provide patients, their caregivers, a...

June 15, 2020

This morning the Boston Fed announced that the Main Street Lending Program is now open. 

Prospective lenders may begin filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Reserve and are urged to begin issuing these loans as soon as possible.

The Fed’s press release can be found here


Additional information for borrowers is also available here:

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