Back to Business Update for Tuesday, May 12th
Reopening Updates
Governor Lamont Releases Rules for Businesses Under First Phase of Connecticut’s Reopening Plans Amid COVID-19.

Documents Describe Detailed Protocols Necessary for Certain Businesses to Operate Beginning May 20.

The Massachusetts economy will be reopened using a four-phase approach, based on public health guidance.

As businesses make plans to head back to work, it's important that a comprehensive written plan is developed.

We have created a useful checklist for your planning purposes. You can download it HERE.

We have also provided a link below to download a planning guide that can be modified with your plans.
PPP Guidance for Employees Refusing to Return to Work
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently issued new guidance regarding the Payment Protection Program (PPP), established to offset the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Small businesses can request loans from the PPP to help cover payroll costs. This new guidance from the SBA concerns employees who refuse to return to work after a business reopens.

Dependent Care Benefits and
COVID-19 Outbreak
A dependent care assistance program (DCAP) allows employees to pay for
qualifying dependent care expenses, such as day care expenses, on a taxfree
basis, up to certain limits.

With many schools and day care facilities closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, employees may want to change the amount of their DCAP contributions. Also, employees may be concerned about not being able to use all of their DCAP funds this year due to
changing child care needs and availability.

COVID-19’s Impact on Health
Savings Accounts
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had far-reaching effects on all aspects of business and society—including health savings accounts (HSAs).

The federal government has enacted legislation designed to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, and these laws have created changes to

Find additional COVID-19 and "Back To Business" related information on our website. You can get there by clicking HERE .
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