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The impact of the current pandemic on businesses and non-profit organizations is unprecedented.  The government response to the crisis is constantly evolving as it works to address the health and safety of individuals and preserve the strength of our businesses and economy.  We have a team of attorneys well versed in business representation who can help your business or non-profit organization weather this storm.

When it comes to issues involving employees, we can assist you to ensure your business or non-profit organization is in compliance with the emergency expansions to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  There are provisions under these acts that provide credits for businesses who are impacted.  In addition, for certain small businesses, waivers may be available.  We can also ensure continued compliance with other applicable State and Federal employment regulations and statutes.

In addition to compliance issues, there are a number of relief programs that have been put in place to help businesses and non-profit organizations survive this challenging time, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  The CARES Act has many different benefits available to businesses and non-profits, including low-interest and guaranteed loans under the Paycheck Protection Program and the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, as well as expanded loans and grants from the United States Small Business Administration.  There are also a number of credits and other tax benefits available to businesses during this crisis.

We can help your business navigate the stresses brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.  We have offices in North Adams, Pittsfield, and Springfield, Massachusetts and in Bennington, Vermont to assist you.  Call us at (413) 663-3200 or (802) 442-3233 for a consultation.