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.
Tom Jorling, is an attorney, advisor to MHTL, former co-drafter of the Clean Air and Water Act and former Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation under Governor Mario Cuomo. Tom Jorling served under 4 presidents, including Deputy Director of the Environmental Agency. Mr. Jorling was the recipient of the inaugural Boston College Law School Public Interest Law Foundation Distinction in Public Service Award in April 2019. Thomas Jorling pens the article below on the attack Read More
On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a historic 6-3 decision authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, in which the Court held that employers cannot discriminate against an individual on the basis of the individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This case, Bostock v. Clayton County, was a consolidation of three cases, involving two gay men, who were terminated based on their sexual orientation, and one transgender woman, who was terminated based on her gender identity.