Posted in Employment Law

ASA: Temporary Staffing Agencies Are the Employers for Purposes of PPP Loans

American Staffing Association (04/10/20) Confusion has arisen under the Paycheck Protection Program of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

Posted in Employment Law

Employer Checklist for Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Test

From JDSupra, Michael Hanlon and Anna Will Kentz provide a great checklist for employers who is suspected…

Posted in Employment Law

COVID-19: Massachusetts Enacts Emergency Bill to Waive One-Week Waiting Period for Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19 

From JDSupra, Julia Mitarotondo, Kathleen Parker and Mark Pomfret report on a bill that waives the one…

Posted in Employment Law

Staffing firms and the financial impact of Covid-19

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions, reports on the effect of…

Posted in Immigration

DHS announces flexibility in requirements related to Form I-9 compliance

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it would exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements…

Posted in Employee Benefits/ERISA

COVID-19 Termination and Furlough Issues

Brown & Brown Insurance provides guidance on termination and furlough issues due to Covid-19 with a focus…

Posted in Employment Law

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund 

BOSTON — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced economic support for small businesses with a $10 million loan fund to…

Posted in Immigration

Best Practices for Completing the Form I-9 Remotely during the Coronavirus Outbreak 

From LawLogix, John Fay shares best practices for completing Form I-9 remotely. John writes: DHS Guidance on…

Posted in Employment Law

American Staffing Association — COVID-19 Information and Resources for Staffing Companies

The American Staffing Association has a terrific page with information for staffing firms. Follow ASA for Latest…

Posted in Independent Contractor

HIRING GIG WORKERS AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN MASSACHUSETTS 

From Lawyers.com, David S. Katz provides an overview of engaging with independent contractors in Massachusetts. David writes:…

Posted in Data Privacy/Cyber Security

Do Companies Need a Written Security Information Plan?

From JDSupra, Angela Hsu and Jena Valdetero provide terrific guidance on a written information security plan. Angela…

Posted in Independent Contractor

Massachusetts AG Announces Landmark Settlement With “Gig” Economy Company 

From Mondaq,  Courtney Longo reports that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy reached a settlement with the digital…