Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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COVID-19: Looming False Claims Act Liability for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

In response to the economic crisis caused by the spread of COVID-19, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on March...

COVID-19 Is Not A Free Pass For Privacy And Security Compliance

The California Attorney General and New York’s Department of Financial Services – two key privacy and security regulators – have cautioned businesses that COVID-19...

Government Provides New Compliance Flexibility under Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Blank Rome – On November 1, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued significant new guidance for contractors implementing vaccine mandates. The two key takeaways are: (1) contractors are not required to terminate unvaccinated employees immediately when the mandate goes into effect on December 8, and (2) federal agencies should not terminate contracts if […]
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DoD Explains How Contractors Will Get Reimbursed for COVID Expenses — If Congress Cuts...

With lawmakers and the White House unable to come to an agreement on a new coronavirus stimulus package, it’s unlikely that money requested to reimburse defense contractors for pandemic-related expenses will reach these companies until at least the second quarter of 2021, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer. More at Defense One
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SBA Overhauls the Disaster Loan Application Process in Response to the CARES Act

Morrison & Foerster - During these uncertain times, small businesses have been pursuing both Paycheck Protection Program and SBA Economic Injury Disaster loans.  Note,...

Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Authorities

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some in Congress have suggested using the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as...

OMB Renews Some but Not All COVID-19-Related Flexibilities for Recipients of Federal Awards

Venable - On June 18, 2020, OMB issued M-20-26, Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by...

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Advice: FTC, NIST, and CISA Release Guidance on Secure Teleworking and...

In response to the drastic increase of U.S. employees working remotely, the Federal Trade Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have each issued guidance for employers and employees on best practices for teleworking securely. In addition, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has provided advice on identifying essential workers – including IT […]
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ

Aronson Consulting - On March 27, the president signed into law the CARES Act to provide relief to taxpayers and businesses facing hardship due...

Who Pays for Coronavirus Costs on Public Works Projects: Contractors or Owners?

When Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order was issued in March, public works contractors were deemed essential businesses, and largely spared from forced closure. The cost of continuing work, however, increased. State and local governments added a range of new safety requirements, including mandatory social distancing, use of personal protective equipment, and health screenings for […]
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