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.
The MCLE (Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education) sponsored an eLecture where Mary Ellen Sowyrda, a partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, presented. Alongside Ms. Sowyrda was Daniel Ahearn, Esq., and Marlies Spanjaard from the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school authorities are required to conduct Manifestation Determination when it comes to discipling a student with disabilities. Their presentation, titled “How to Handle Manifestation Determination Reviews for Students with Disabilities”, focused Read More
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) which provides for a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package. State and local governments, and also many educational entities, will receive substantial funding. Having endured the last year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, both states and local governments, as well as schools, have experienced unexpected expenses, losses in revenues, and budgetary burdens. The purpose of this Client Alert is to explain generally how funds from the ARPA relief aid have been designated to alleviate those COVID-19-related challenges.