Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and (UPDATED 4/11/2020) SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Updated April 11, 2020; Originally posted March 28, 2020 By Carol O’Riordan, Esq. and Taimur Rabbani, Esq. There are two (2) federal loan programs available to businesses and non-profits seeking relief from the economic impact of COVID-19. These programs are independent, and applicants may obtain relief under one or both of these programs. More...

Reference for D.C. Agency Schedule’s and Processes During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

April 1, 2020 We have compiled below relevant information pertaining to D.C. Government Agencies in-person closures and changes for important deadlines or online filing information. We are constantly updating this list as new information becomes available. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Remains operational. In-person service is CLOSED until April 27th, 2020. License...

Quick Reference: Washington Post lists what is considered essential business in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Confused about what is considered “Essential work” from state to state? Check out the link below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/what-is-an-essential-business/2020/03/23/83fadd6a-6d53-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html Here at O’Riordan Bethel, we are open and ready to aid you and your business navigate these difficult times and constantly changing legal landscapes....

What You Need to Know About SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Available to DMV Area Businesses

by Anthony Marchese On March 6th, 2020, the President signed H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act into law. The bill provided an $8.3 billion package to different levels of government and for direct assistance for affected small businesses to respond to the coronavirus. Critically, the bill provided $1 billion in...

D.C. Emergency COVID-19 Pandemic Legislation: Critical Information for District CBEs, Small Businesses and Non-Profits

On March 17th , the Council of the District of Columbia unanimously passed a consensus emergency bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic currently impacting the nation. The “COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020” is emergency legislation, and thus will immediately become law with the Mayor’s signature. It will remain in effect for...

HB6201 and You: Employer Obligations and Information Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 14, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” (“FFCRA”), which if signed into law, would impose significant obligations on private employers with fewer than 500 employees and public agencies of all sizes. Such employers would be required to provide additional emergency paid sick leave, as...

COURTS, ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES, AND AGENCY OFFICES.

O’Riordan Bethel is continuously monitoring changes to the schedules of the courts and administrative bodies where we represent our clients.  While many courts have announced changes in hours, access, etc., other adjudicative bodies continue business as usual.  Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. As of 3/16/2020, no announcements of changes to normal procedures. Civilian...

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