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The CARES ACT and the FFCRA Webinar Presented by Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane Attorneys

 

On April 16, 2020, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, attorneys, Peter McNulty and Nan O’Neill held a webinar, The CARES ACT And The FFCRA: What Employers and Businesses Need to Know Now. The webinar reviewed the recent federal laws passed by Congress and to address the programs that are available to help offset the economic ravages of COVID-19 to business, nonprofits and individuals.

 

Attorney Peter McNulty discussed the relief available for businesses such as the Economic Injury Loan Advance (EILA), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses and the Business Assistance Program (BAP) for mid-sized businesses. Nan O’Neill discussed the CARES Act and unemployment insurance provisions for workers. Nan also discussed the Families First Coronovirus Response Act (FFCRA), Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA)

 

Among the many topics addressed by the webinar, McNulty and O’Neill look forward to more webinars as additional information and guidance is issued by Governor Charles Baker pertaining to the return to work.

 

Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP is known throughout New England for its labor and employment practice as well as its expansive municipal law practice. The firm also has an extensive education law practice representing more than 180 public, private and nonprofit educational institutions from elementary through the collegiate level.

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