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COVID19: Updated Mask Guidance and Mayor Garcetti Loosens City of LA Paid Sick Leave Requirement

Mask Guidance Per recently issued CDC guidance, it is now recommended to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The CDC states that, “Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from… Read More »

SBA Issues Guidance on PPP Loan Program-10 Things to Know

  We highlight the following for borrowers:The SBA issued an Interim Final Rule related to “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program.” This Rule is effective on publication in the Federal Register and applies until June 30, 2020, or the funds allocated are exhausted. It is available here. No more that 25% of the loan proceeds may be expended… Read More »


  The Department of Labor has released over 150 pages of guidance and new regulations regarding the FFCRA. Palmieri Tyler has distilled the guidance into the following key points: SMALL BUSINESS EXEMPTION 1.        Will I be able to claim the small business exemption in the FFCRA? The new regulations explain that the small employer exemption applies only… Read More »

PPP/CARES Act Loan Application Attached

The U.S. Treasury Department Provides More Information and Loan Application for Paycheck Protection Program The PPP loan application cannot be filed until Friday April 3, 2020. Contact your bank to determine if you will be able to file with your banker on Friday! Link to Application: Link to Fact Sheet: Summing it up -… Read More »

COVID-19: DOL Issues Additional Clarifications re FFCRA – Helpful Information for Employers!

The Department of Labor has issued some additional clarifications for employers relating to the FFCRA including information regarding health care provider and small business exemptions, whether expanded FMLA and paid sick leave have to be paid when a business is shut down or an employee is furloughed, etc. Highlights are discussed below. For the complete list of… Read More »

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Highlights of CARES Act

$2 Trillion Dollar Stimulus Bill Signed into Law – But Will it Help You? President Trump has signed into law a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package known as the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.” Among other things, the Act allows certain eligible small and medium sized businesses to receive federal loans to cover… Read More »

COVID-19: Latest FAQS for Employers – March 25, 2020

Palmieri Tyler has compiled the following list of most frequently asked questions and concerns from employers during this rapidly evolving situation. We have provided general responses to the questions and concerns below, but should your situation present more specific circumstances, as all businesses are unique in their procedures, policies, practices, and operations, we encourage you to… Read More »

FAQS for Restaurants & the Hospitality Industry COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Can the Coronavirus be spread through food, including refrigerated or frozen food? According to the CDC “Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.” How are restaurants responding? The foodservice industry follows strict local public health guidelines. To… Read More »

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): FAQ’s for Employers

CALL NOW! Please note, the below provides some general answers to some general questions. A lot of matters will involve fact specific inquiries. Consultation of counsel is recommended prior to implementing any policy or practice that could adversely affect someone’s employment. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns. Can an employee… Read More »


On May 9, 2020, team Palmieri Tyler (led by Rick Salus) hopes you’ll be joining them and thousands of other people in cities across the country for March for Babies, helping to raise critical funds to support research, advocacy and programs for the health of all moms and babies.  Team Palmieri Tyler was the top… Read More »