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March 23-27
Wednesday, March 25
Virt ual Meeting
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Virtual Event - Free for Members
"Labor Laws 2020: What’s New, What’s Overlooked and Ways to Protect Your Business" by R. Doug Taylor,  Bean Kinney & Korman P.C.
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Grand Sponsor
Wednesday, March 25 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event - Free for Members

This month’s Small Business Roundtable topic is  "Labor Laws 2020: What’s New, What’s Overlooked and Ways to Protect Your Business"  presented by  R. Doug Taylor of  Bean Kinney & Korman P.C.In this virtual workshop, attendees will learn about changes in the rules that have updated the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) exemptions from overtime, how to classify independent contractors in the current gig economy, and how to avoid off-the-clock work, to minimize your risks as an employer.  Also, in light of recent developments with COVID-19, Taylor will also discuss Families First Coronavirus Response Act and new paid FMLA leave and paid sick leave requirements.

Arlington County and Virginia Hospital Center have partnered to set up a drive-through coronavirus testing site. Arlington residents, county, and school system employees and Virginia Hospital Center patients, who are experiencing symptoms consistent with coronavirus and have a written order from a healthcare provider, will be eligible for testing. 

Last week, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administratively declared an economic disaster for Arlington. The SBA is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business, and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.    

Join Arlington Economic Development (AED) BizLaunch for an interactive webinar with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington Metropolitan Office and the Arlington’s Employment Center on Thursday, March 26 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The webinar will cover what small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals throughout the region affected by COVID-19 need to know to apply for SBA federal disaster loans. Watch this webinar to get answers to your questions about the resources available to support your business and employees.

Chamber members are encouraged to join the Chamber's LinkedIn group. During this time of social distancing, this is a forum to spread relevant information to the business community, and to promote your business. We encourage you to use this tool as a way to start and join conversations. This is a medium to gain new business, develop joint partnerships, and create and deepen connections during this challenging time.

Arlington chef and business owner, David Gaus of Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar & Eatery, partnered with Real Food for Kids to help kids and their families in the Arlington community as they face school closures and work reductions by providing free hot meals. Watch their segment on Good Morning America

If you are a Chamber member and have any stories to share of your business supporting the local community during this difficult time, please tag us on social media or contact Morgan Mentzer, Communications Coordinator, at communications@arlingtonchamber.org for consideration to be included in a future e-newsletter or featured on social media.
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