Important Updates to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program

An Act extending COVID-19 Massachusetts emergency paid sick leave, H.4127, was signed into law on September 29, 2021.  This legislation modifies the Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave program in two ways: Extends the program until April 1, 2022 or

HHS Releases Phase 4 of Provider Relief Funding

HHS, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is making $25.5 billion in new funding available for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who

Breaking: CMS Expands SNF Vaccine Mandate to Include Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Dialysis Facilities, and More!

We will share more information on this developing story as it becomes available. Please read this important press release from CMS: “The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients

All Employers: New Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages on Form W-2

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2021-53, which provides guidance to employers about reporting on Form W-2 the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees for leave taken in 2021. The notice provides

New Guidance for All Employers Claiming the Employee Retention Credit for Q3 and Q4 of 2021

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued further guidance on the employee retention credit, including guidance for employers who pay qualified wages after June 30, 2021, and before January 1, 2022, and additional guidance on miscellaneous issues

SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA.   This new change will help rush relief to over