The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rules and delivery mechanism for the program are still in process of being finalized. Details about PPP will be forthcoming this week and are expected to be online by this Friday, April 3rd. Please be patient. THERE IS NO APPLICATION PROCESS FOR PPP ASSISTANCE YET. The PPP is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. If all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, SBA will forgive the portion of the loans used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Up to 100 percent of the loan is forgivable.
Information for workers regarding employee benefits, sick leave, support services, etc. Employer assistance includes work sharing program, reduced work hours, potential closure, etc.
The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Answers Questions about the Pandemic and Antidiscrimination Laws
The EEOC has established this page to consolidate relevant coronavirus and COVID-19 information and to answer questions from the public about the EEO laws and COVID-19.
This portal is being updated daily with information about upcoming webinars, relevant small business updates, our policy recommendations, new resources and more.
The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing.
STIMULUS PAYMENT CHECKS - No information available yet, No sign-up needed TAX DEADLINE CHANGED - The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. View news releases, statements, FAQs and other IRS resources here.
The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.