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New Simplified Forgiveness Application for Small PPP Loans of $50,000 or Less

If your business received a PPP loan of $50,000 or less, you can use a new, one-page application to apply for forgiveness of your loan. This new simplified form, Form 3508S, requires fewer calculations and less documentation than the other two forgiveness applications.­If your PPP loan was $50,000 or less, you can use the new […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Is Still Not Automatic

For the past few months, a bill has been pending in Congress that would automatically forgive PPP loans under $150,000. If this law is approved, small businesses who received a PPP loan of less than $150,000 would have their loan automatically forgiven without having to file the forgiveness application with their bank. As of today, […]

Voluntary Payroll Tax “Cut” Optional For Businesses

Under an Executive Order signed last month by the President, employers can defer collecting federal payroll taxes from their employees’ paychecks through the end of the year.  Businesses should understand that this is just a deferral of payroll taxes owed; it is not an elimination of the payroll tax. Any payroll taxes that are deferred […]

How School Reopening Affects Paid Leave for Employees

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers to give employees 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid leave if the employee cannot work because they have been quarantined due to COVID-19, are caring for someone who has been quarantined, have COVID-19 symptoms and are getting tested, or their child’s school or daycare is closed […]

Can An Employee Get More Than 2 Weeks Of Paid Leave?

Here are the 3 most common questions we get from our small business members about paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): 1) One of my employees has already used their 2 weeks/80 hours of paid FFCRA leave but now they can’t work because they have COVID-19. Do I have to give […]

Should Businesses Screen Employees For Symptoms of COVID-19?

The goal of screening your employees for COVID-19 symptoms is to identify employees who may be sick so you can prevent them from coming to work, which protects your other employees from exposure to the coronavirus.  Screening employees for symptoms of COVID-19 is an optional strategy that employers may use; it is not mandatory. Screening […]

Paid Leave for Employees if School/Daycare/Summer Camps are Closed

Small businesses are required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to give employees paid leave from work in certain circumstances relating to COVID-19. Employees who cannot work due to very specific reasons related to COVID-19 are entitled to two weeks of paid leave, with an additional 10 weeks of paid leave if they […]

CDC Guidance for Employers with Suspected or Confirmed COVID Cases

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidance for employers that have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 at their workplace. This e-Alert is a summary of the CDC’s information. Details can be found at the CDC’s website. What should I do if an employee comes to work with COVID-19 symptoms? Employees who […]

FUBA’s COVID-19 Update for Small Businesses

New information on how the coronavirus affects small businesses is coming out so often that it can be hard to keep up. But FUBA’s here to help! Our expert staff is staying on top of it all so you don’t miss anything. Here are the most recent developments in Florida on COVID-19:  Economic Injury Disaster […]

Face Coverings Required in Many Florida Cities and Counties

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise in Florida, more and more cities and counties in Florida are passing local ordinances that require masks or face coverings to be worn in public, which includes businesses.  Some of these local laws require employers to post a notice telling their employees and customers that they must wear […]