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Do You Meet the Unique Eligibility Requirements for a PPP Loan?

Piliero Mazza - If you missed the first batch of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and want to determine if you are...

Can Federal Contractors Offset Coronavirus Leave or Avoid Paying H&W Benefits Thereon: No, Maybe,...

Abrahams Wolf-Rodda - With the recent actions by Congress and some federal agencies, the leave benefit obligations for small size employers have been both...

Are Coronavirus Impacts Compensable?

Husch Blackwell - We previously looked at whether the COVID-19 pandemic is an excusable delay that would give contractors relief from delivery deadlines and...

Trump Administration Releases Guidance to Clarify Coronavirus Relief Act’s Contracting Provisions

On Friday the Trump administration released guidance to clarify how and when agencies can reimburse contractors as outlined in the recently enacted novel coronavirus...

Presidential Memorandum Grants VA Authority to Indemnify COVID-19 Contractors

Wiley Rein - On April 10, 2020, the White House issued a Presidential Memorandum authorizing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to exercise authority...

CARES Act Includes New Route to Recovery for Contractors Affected By COVID-19

Covington - Contractors sidelined by facility closures and stay-at-home orders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic may now have a new pathway to...

Department of Justice Makes $850 Million Available to Help Public Safety Agencies Address COVID-19...

The Department of Justice today announced that it is making $850 million available to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by...

CARES Act: Changes to Government Contracting Authority

Greenberg Traurig - The newly enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or Act) provides economic relief to many businesses, nonprofits,...

Lawmakers Look to Shield Defense Contractors from COVID-19 Fallout

Virginia Democrat Sen. Mark Warner and Texas Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry hope to protect national security by bolstering the industrial base.

The CARES Act Provides Potential Reimbursement for Paid Leave on Federal Projects

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), in Section 3610, offers discretionary relief to federal contractors whose employees cannot perform work on a site that has been approved by the federal government during the COVID-19 public health emergency. It should be noted that the inability to work must result from “facility closures […]
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