Previously we reported on the various types of loan relief available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, 2020. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), implemented by the Small Business Administration (SBA), with support from the Department of the Treasury, is a key program to provide funding to helpRead More
On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on “Ensuring the Future is Made in all of America by All of America’s Workers” (the “Order”) to advance the stated policy set forth in Section 1 of: “us[ing] terms and conditions of Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements to maximize the use ofRead More
President Biden entered office on January 20, 2021, without the usual parades, inaugural balls, and so forth that are the hallmarks of the establishment of a new administration. Typically only a few Executive Orders are issued in the early days while the Administration gets its sea legs and focuses on the confirmation and appointment ofRead More
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced the first, and long-anticipated, civil settlement resolving allegations of fraud involving the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Up until last week, PPP enforcement primarily involved egregious criminal matters resulting from brazen, “low-hanging fruit” violations, but Brigham Taylor and SlideBelts, Inc.Read More
DoD COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Seeks Wider Distribution of Vaccine to Government Contractor Employees to Secure the DIB – Contractors Take Note!
As government contractors, you have been caught between the Scylla and Charybdis of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the one hand, you have been required to continue to perform your government contracts to ensure the safety and protection of the nation and on the other you have had to address not only state and local governmentRead More