Archive for the ‘NC Laws’ Category

  • IRS Updates PPP Loan Information

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    Last week the US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance regarding loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.  This will allow deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to...

  • Can Employers Require Employees to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

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    Now that many states are getting the first round of COVID-19 vaccines, many questions are being asked about this controversial topic. A big one is, “Can employers require their employees to the get this vaccine?” The answer is yes, an...

  • NC Bill Revising Chapter 47C Becomes Law

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    By: Felicia Haigh, Attorney at Law   On June 30, 2020, NC Session Law 2020-52 titled “An Act to Make Various Changes to the Statutes Governing Condominiums and Condominium Associations” was signed into law enacting numerous revisions to Chapter 47C...

  • Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

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    Did you know, that more than 80% of new mothers in the U.S. begin breastfeeding and more than half of new mothers are in the workforce? In consequence it is required by federal law for businesses to allow a break...

  • New Deadline for PPP Applications

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    As of Monday, July 6, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has reopened and extended it’s deadline. The PPP will continue to accept applications until Saturday, August, 8, 2020. Click here to read more about the PPP loan from the...

  • Will NC House Bill 244 Make E-Verify Mandatory?

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      Since July 1, 2013, all private employers with 25 or more employees in North Carolina have been required to use E-Verify to verify the work authorization of all newly hired employees. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 64-26(a) (2019). Effective October...

  • SBA and Department of Treasury Simplify and Update PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

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    Yesterday, June 17, the Small Business Association (SBA) and U.S. Department of Treasury published a revised and simplified version of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application. The SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application...

  • Civil Rights Act Extends Job Discrimination Protections to LGBTQ Community

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    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that this law...

  • SBA Certification Updates for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

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    Per the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), “Starting on July 15, 2020, the certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will begin to change as SBA implements Congress’ changes to the Women-Owned Small Business Federal...

  • Tips to Maximize Forgiveness of Your PPP Loan

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    If you’ve applied and received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), you want to know how to maximize forgiveness of the loan. Consider the following steps from ADP:  Maintain staffing levels  Maintain pay levels  Only use the PPP loan...