U.S. Treasury Releases Interim Rules on Paycheck Protection Program – What You Need to Know

In an effort to facilitate the fast-tracking of loans under the new Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) the U.S. Department of the Treasury released Interim Final Rules effective April 3, 2020. The rules cover areas such as: Basic Structures of PPP Loans Loan Applicant Certifications Borrower Eligibility Requirements Loan Proceeds Loan Forgiveness Rules Miscellaneous Terms. Joe …

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Employee Classification and M&A

By: Mark Tarallo A Massachusetts Superior Court judge recently held up the sale of The Boston Globe (and related entities) to Red Sox owner John Henry, as a result of a restraining order filed against the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, part of the New England Media Group along with The Boston Globe. While the injunction …

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Immigration Alert: The Effect of The Government Shutdown on Immigration Matters

On October 1, 2013 MBBP published a new Immigration Alert: The Effect of The Government Shutdown on Immigration Matters. As a result of Congress being unable to agree to fund the government, it has been “shutdown” until the funding has been secured. This will have a major effect on government services that are not fee-based. For those …

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New Regulations Require Use of Updated FMLA Poster by March 8

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations which take effect on March 8, 2013. Most of the changes in the regulations relate to the FMLA's military leave provisions and the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act. The regulations require covered employers to post a new, updated poster …

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DOL and IRS Join Forces to Combat Independent Contractor Misclassification

By: Bob Shea The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Internal Revenue Service recently announced that the two agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding to “improve departmental efforts to end the business practice of misclassifying employees in order to avoid providing employment protections.” In addition, labor secretaries and other agency leaders of eleven states, including …

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