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Exercising with Caution | Requirements for Gym Openings in New Jersey

On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Guidance for the Lost Wages Assistance Program to Provide Needed Relief to Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the release of guidance to help states implement the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA is authorized by Presidential Memorandum, and provides claimants in most Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs up to $400 per week additional benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment ending on or after […]

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Senate Introduces HEALS Act – First Step Toward Passage of Next Coronavirus Relief Package

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the HEALS Act, the first step in negotiations toward passage of the next coronavirus relief package. I’ve attached the section by section and wanted to first give you a few headlines related to local government needs: The HEALS Act does not allocate additional state and local aid beyond […]

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Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act

The Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act would provide additional assistance to the hardest-hit small businesses that are struggling to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The bill has four main components: 7(a) Loans to Recovery Sector Businesses: Authorizes $100 billion in long-term, low-cost loans to recovery sector businesses, which […]

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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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