President Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020
Last Friday, President Trump signed H. R. 7010 (“HR 7010”), the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020”, a bill meant to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Following criticism regarding how the forgiveness rules were not feasible for many small businesses, HR 7010 was passed by the House and the Senate with broad bipartisan support. In general, the changes allow businesses more time to bring employees back to work and to use the PPP funds without jeopardizing loan forgiveness.
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP., would like to congratulate Katherine Hesse, Regina Williams Tate and Mary Ellen Sowyrda for being recognized as New England’s 2020 Super Lawyers. Katherine Hesse is a partner at the firm and was acknowledged for her proficiency in Employment and Labor law. Regina Williams Tate and Mary Ellen Sowyrda are also partners at the firm and were recognized for their expertise in Schools and Education law. It is no surprise to the firm that Read More
On Monday, November 2, 2020, Governor Baker issued three new COVID-19 Orders, all of which are effective Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.
COVID-19 Order No. 53 (https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-order-53/download) imposes a Mandatory Night-Time Closing Period for Certain Businesses and Activities from 9:30 p.m. each day until 5:00 a.m. the following day. This Mandatory Closing Period Order prohibits certain businesses, facilities, and activities from admitting customers, patrons, or members of the public to their premises or otherwise offering, providing, or permitting in-person, on-premises services or activities, during the closed period.