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COVID-19: PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Eases PPP Burdens

By: Emerson L. Dorsey
June 8, 2020
The bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “Flexibility Act”) became law on June 5, 2020, as an attempt to ease some of the burdens placed on businesses that received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) enacted in March as part of the CARES Act.&n... Read more >

COVID-19: Executive Orders Affecting Health Care Providers

By: Lauren Ellison
May 18, 2020
In the March 16, 2020 Executive Order, Governor Hogan adopted various policies impacting healthcare facilities and providers in some of the initial steps towards flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases among Maryland residents. COVID-19 Facilities and Assets This Executive Order established tha... Read more >

COVID-19: New Guidance on Liquidity Requirements for PPP Loans

By: Barry Weiskopf and Lauren Ellison
May 13, 2020
On April 29, 2020, the SBA released guidance addressing whether businesses owned by private companies with adequate sources of liquidity to support the business’ ongoing operations qualify for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan.  In its guidance, the SBA stated that businesses tha... Read more >

COVID-19: Major Mid-Stream Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

By: Lauren Ellison and Barry Weiskopf
May 5, 2020
The Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”), and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) continue to provide guidance regarding how they will administer, oversee, and treat loans issued in connection with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), some ... Read more >

Law360 Names Bill Carrier and Tydings as "Legal Lions"

April 24, 2020
Law360 names Bill Carrier and Tydings as “legal lions” for their victory in the 4th Circuit on behalf of Best Buy.  According to Law360, “Tydings & Rosenberg LLP earned the legal lions title on Tuesday when the Fourth Circuit sided with its client, rejecting a black Best Buy empl... Read more >

COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know about H-1B Employees

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones
April 14, 2020
What Employers Need to Know About H-1B Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate Need to Post Updated LCAs for Teleworking Employees and Issues Related to Layoffs or Furloughs. Companies employing individuals holding H-1B specialty occupation visas are already aware that the status comes ... Read more >

COVID-19: Assistance for American Workers and Families

By: Kerianne P. Kemmerzell
April 6, 2020
Some relief is coming for American workers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law last week.  This relief includes extending and expanding unemployment benefits, providing rebates for individu... Read more >