Main Street Loan Program Now Available to Nonprofit Organizations

On July 17, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board announced two loan options under the Main Street Lending Program for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations. Prior to applying for a loan under the Program, nonprofit organizations should review existing loan agreements to make sure incurring new indebtedness or unsubordinated indebtedness Read More »

UPDATED – Guidance Rescinded- International Students Prohibited from Online-Only Instruction

UPDATE! The Federal government has agreed to rescind its new policy directive preventing full online instruction in the US for International students settling a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston federal court. Thus, foreign students are now permitted to lawfully remain in the United States even if  their schools Read More »

Proclamation Suspends Some Nonimmigrant Work Visa Entries and Extends Suspension of Immigrant Visa Entries

A Presidential Proclamation was issued June 22, 2020, that extends the suspension on some immigrant visa entries and also suspends new entries for some individuals seeking L-1, H-1B, H-2B, or J-1 nonimmigrant work visas.  The proclamation goes into effect at midnight (Eastern Time) on June 24, 2020 and will last through December 31, 2020. The effect Read More »

New York Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Sick Leave for Health Care Employees

On May 17, 2020, the New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Labor jointly issued guidance (the "Guidance") addressing health care employee eligibility to take leave under New York's COVID-19 Sick Leave Law.  As we described in a previous alert, (, New York State enacted this legislation in March 2020, Read More »

IRS Extends Many Deadlines for Qualified Opportunity Funds

Recently released IRS Notice 2020-39, provides relief for qualified opportunity funds ("QOFs"), their investors and qualified opportunity zone businesses from many upcoming deadlines due to the Coronavirus.  Previously, the IRS extended the 180-day deadline for investors to invest capital gains into a QOF to July 15, 2020. The Notice provides relief for the following: An investor Read More »

Tough Decisions: Rehiring Laid off and Furloughed Employees

As businesses reopen, owners are confronted with untold challenges.  Reopening and rehiring decisions are fraught with uncertainty in ordinary times but the governmental response to the pandemic adds additional considerations including: The impact on enhanced unemployment benefits.The need to accommodate employees as they cope with personal, child and elder care, and health concerns and demands.The Read More »