Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Safe Harbor Deadline Extended to May 14th
By Ivan H. Golden, Hahn LoeserThe repayment deadline has been extended for firms to return Paycheck Protection Program loans by one week, from May 7th to May 14th. You can review their new guidance here.
Recent guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is causing some businesses to...
Get a Grant or Loan from the City of Cleveland
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com
Mayor Frank Jackson laid out plans Monday for nearly $30 million in aid for Cleveland businesses as they cope with the impacts of the COVID-19-coronavirus.
The business relief money, $10.5 million in total, tentatively will be broken into three pots:
- $5.5 million for restoring working...
Ohio's Business Reopening Guidance
April 27, 2020
Responsible Restart Ohio
OSHA Considers Employer’s Good Faith Efforts - Crane Certifications
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued interim guidance to advise compliance safety and health officers to evaluate an employer’s good faith efforts to comply with safety and health standards during the coronavirus pandemic. The crane operator re-...
AGC Urges Congress to Pass 2nd Stimulus Bill
April 21, 2020
Construction Officials Urge Congress to Quickly Pass New Coronavirus Relief Measure and Start Work on Broader Recovery Measures, Including New Infrastructure Funding and Pension Relief
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following...
Do You Qualify for a $5,000 Grant?
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial...
OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan to Protect Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic. The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related...
OSHA Expands Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries
OSHA expands temporary enforcement guidance provided in OSHA’s March 14, 2020, memorandum to Compliance Safety and Health Officers for enforcing annual fit-testing requirements of the Respiratory Protection standard, 29 CFR § 1910.134(f)(2), with regard to supply shortages of N95s or other filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs)...
OSHA Updates Guidance for Recording Cases of Corona-Virus Disease 4/10
OSHA releases memorandum that provides interim guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the requirements of 29 CFR Part 1904 with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This memorandum will take effect immediately and remain in effect until...
DeWine Calls on BWC to Distribute $1.6 Billion in Dividends to Employers
By Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com
Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday he has asked the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to send $1.6 billion in dividends to thousands of employers in the state to ease the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
If approved by the BWC board, $1.4 billion would go to private employers, and the...