On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published a Loan Forgiveness Application that provides long awaited information regarding loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP generally provides that borrowers are eligible for forgiveness of their PPP loans based upon certain qualifying expenses that arise during the eight-week period commencing on the date the loan was funded (which is known as the Covered Period).
New funding options may exist for businesses, thanks to a new bill from the House and several potential modifications to existing federal relief programs.
Companies that received PPP funds now have an extra week to decide if they should give them back.
In this special 24-page issue get ideas on managing in a crisis, help planning for the reopening of your workplace, news of TEA’s expanding advocacy efforts and member benefits, updates on new webinars, and more!
There has been a clear shift in the political environment propelled by public discussions of certain large, public companies obtaining loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), including Shake Shack, Ruth’s Chris and others. During this time, many small businesses have been quoted in the press expressing frustration with their inability to access the PPP program prior to the first round of guarantee authority being exhausted.
New guidance assures that ESOP companies are eligible for key federal relief under the Paycheck Protection Program.
New guidance and a resource page from the EEOC can help reduce risk as employers make plans to reopen their businesses.
Congress and the Trump Administration have reached a deal on a new round of coronavirus aid entitled the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020. The ESOP Association has remained aggressively engaged with key leaders in Congress and the White House to ensure ESOPs and employee owned businesses remain front of mind as legislation is drafted.
In response to TEA request, two influential Senators take action to clear the way for ESOPs to receive PPP funds.
April ESOP Report Now Available
The April edition of the ESOP Report is now available online for members of TEA.
This month's edition is special. In our expanded ESOP Report you will find articles about all the new member benefits we are providing to help our members weather the current health and financial crisis. We hope this month's newsletter becomes a valuable resource for your employee owners or, for our professional members, your clients.