COVID-19 Measures Regarding Business, Employment, and Taxation


Business and Corporate The CARES Act and Small Businesses The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) is the largest financial assistance bill ever passed by Congress. With $2 trillion allocated for businesses, individuals, federal agencies, and state and local government, the CARES Act contains a number of provisions…

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COVID-19 Measures Regarding “Essential” Businesses, Business Loan Programs, Questions Regarding Employment, and Changes…


Business and Corporate "Essential" New Mexico Businesses On March 23, 2020, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety, and welfare. Businesses…

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Certain Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines Extended


The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced an extension of April 15 deadlines due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The April 15, 2020 income tax filing deadline is automatically extended to July 15, 2020. Income tax payment deadlines for all taxpayers, including individuals, C-Corporations, trusts or estates are similarly extended…

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General Employer Guidance for Families First Coronavirus Response Act


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) takes effect on April 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020. The FFCRA enacts the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“Paid Leave Act”), and expands the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) through the Medical Leave Expansion Act (“the FMLA Expansion…

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Amended H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed


Amended H.R. 6201, as amended by the House of Representatives earlier this week, has been passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump.  There are two major topics of interest to employers having 500 employees or fewer:  Emergency FMLA Leave: For employees who cannot work due to the need to care for a child or if child care is unavailable…

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