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SBA Offers Guidance to Sole Proprietors and Self-Employed Workers on the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on April 17th, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

  In a recent article, we discussed the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), which created a  $350B loan program for eligible small businesses that allows them to pay and retain their employees and contractors using an interest free and forgivable loan that is wholly backed by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). On April 14, 2020, the…

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Rob Cahill’s Defense of Prosecutors Featured in Editorial

Posted on April 14th, 2020 by Matthew C. O’ConnellMatthew O'Connell

The Elyria (Ohio) Chronicle has been covering Rob Cahill’s defense of the Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office in the Supreme Court of Ohio in response to a complaint for a writ of mandamus alleging that the Prosecutor did not investigate voter fraud that allegedly occurred in 2015.  Rob’s vigorous defense of the Prosecutor was featured in…

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE CLARIFIES COVERAGES FOR OHIOANS IMPACTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS

Posted on April 13th, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

The Ohio Department of Insurance has issued a series of bulletins in the past month intended to provide relief from the financial strains on policyholders created by the COVID-19 pandemic. This article is intended to highlight and summarize these sweeping changes to Ohio’s insurance laws. As always, we encourage you to contact our office if…

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Federal Government Provides Unemployment Benefits to Millions of Unemployed Americans through the CARES Act

Posted on April 7th, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

Title 2: Assistance for American Workers, Families, and Businesses On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “Act”) into law, which is intended to mitigate some of the economic effects that will occur as a result of a large percentage of the American workforce being unable to…

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SBA’S UPDATED RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

Posted on April 3rd, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

Below is a synopsis of the Small Business Administration’s interim rules and regulations that were issued on April 2, 2020 and became effective on April 3, 2020. Eligible employers, including sole proprietorships, can begin to submit applications on April 3, 2020, while independent contractors and self-employed workers can begin to submit applications on April 10,…

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CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT THE “CARES” ACT – H.R. 748

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Derek P. Hartman

 Title 1: Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “Act”) into law, which is intended to mitigate some of the economic effects that will occur as a result of a large percentage of the American workforce being unable to…

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