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Department of Economic Opportunity Launches New Disaster Mitigation Program

On June 15, the Department of Economic Opportunity launched the final Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation program, Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program. The Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program is designed to provide funding opportunities for local governments and state agencies to develop large-scale mitigation activities that allow Florida communities to better withstand […]

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SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

Washington—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a […]

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OSHA COVID-19 Guidance

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to provide guidance to assist employees and employers with maintaining safe and healthy working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance will be particularly useful as states continue to re-open. We have collected below a list of existing documents, both general and industry-specific, for […]

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House to Vote on Changes to Small Business Program Next Week

The House will vote next week on a bipartisan proposal to make the popular small-business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) more flexible and extend the time limit for using the aid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today. Moving ahead on the proposal with Republican support would allow Congress to get around the current impasse on whether […]

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Nasdaq Provides Temporary Emergency Relief to Issuers from Shareholder Approval Requirements in Response to COVID-19

Due to the dramatic impact that the spread of COVID-19 continues to have on businesses, the SEC approved with immediate effect a rule change proposed by the Nasdaq Stock Market to provide listed companies with a temporary exception to its shareholder approval requirements for certain private placements and a related limited exception concerning insider participation […]

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