Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective … Read more Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will … Read more SBA Paycheck Protection Program

New Grant Funds Now Available for Small Businesses

LISC Announces $10,000 Grants Through Partnership With Verizon The Verizon-LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund was created to provide grant support to help address immediate financial impacts due to the pandemic. Grants are available up to $10,000 and can be used for things like rent, payroll, utilities, and vendor payments. Click here to access the application. Your application must be completed … Read more New Grant Funds Now Available for Small Businesses

Department of Commerce and PIDC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund offers grants or zero-interest loans to Philadelphia small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program, administered by the Department of Commerce and Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), aims to: Provide relief to small businesses in order to help them survive this crisis. Retain as many employees as possible. Help businesses … Read more Department of Commerce and PIDC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Pennsylvania Employers The Department of Community and Economic Development has a resource account for businesses to reach out to directly with questions and concerns about operations. Email ra-dcedcs@pa.gov with your name, business, contact information, and concern, and someone will be in contact to assist you. Employees affected by a business closure, reduction in hours, or a medically … Read more COVID-19 and Employer Unemployment Compensation (UC) FAQ

Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today requested that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) implement an SBA disaster declaration to provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and eligible non-profits in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. “The impact of financial losses related to COVID-19 will be felt for years … Read more Governor Wolf Requests Disaster Declaration for Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Obtain Loans

City Announces New Restrictions on Business Activity in Philadelphia

From the Mayor’s Office of Communications PHILADELPHIA – City officials today announced new restrictions on commercial activity, and a halt to all non-essential City government operations, in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. The following changes on commercial activity are effective today, Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. … Read more City Announces New Restrictions on Business Activity in Philadelphia