Category: Advocacy

State of NC Announces New COVID-19 Relief

New Relief Funds Available If your business has experienced extraordinary business disruption and it has not been able to open due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance with some of your fixed costs. Eligibility for the MURR Program is limited to… Read More »

5 Reasons Collaborative Law is Good for Business

The new Uniform Collaborative Law Act was recently signed into law in North Carolina and takes effect on October 1, 2020. What is in this new law and why is it good for business? Collaborative law, a type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), offers parties in a dispute a new alternative to lengthy, public, and… Read More »

Employee Deferral of Payroll Tax

In August President Trump signed an Executive Order providing additional relief to Americans during COVID-19. The Executive Order provides an optional payroll tax deferral of the employee’s portion of social security withholdings from September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Employers have been able to voluntarily defer their portion of the Social Security since April… Read More »

NC enters Phase 2.5 COVID-19 reopening on Friday

North Carolina is moving to phase 2.5 of Governor Cooper’s three-phased plan. The eased restrictions will begin at 5:00 p.m. this Friday. Phase 2.5 allows: Outdoor playgrounds can reopen. Indoor playgrounds can operate at 30 percent capacity, or up to seven people per 1,000 square feet. Museums and aquariums can operate at 50 percent capacity,… Read More »

PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal Opens August 10

Lenders can begin submitting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness on August 10th. The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) provided this update last week in a document outlining procedures for the loan forgiveness process. The notice confirmed the SBA would open a portal specific to loan forgiveness. Only lenders will have access to the… Read More »

SBA EIDL Loans and Unemployment Boost Payments Ending

EIDL Loan Update The Small Business Administration (SBA) stopped processing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance requests on July 11th. As of now, the program funds have been fully allocated. By law, the SBA is not permitted to issue new EIDL Advances once all program funding has been obligated. Sunset Date of $600 CARES Unemployment… Read More »

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