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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on religion and requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting employer vaccine mandates have brought this duty into sharp relief in the past year.

Employees—many of whom may never have expressed

On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an Interim Final Rule (the “Borrower Appeal Rule”) detailing the (largely technical) procedures for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) borrower to appeal certain final PPP loan review decisions to the SBA’s Officer of Hearings and Appeals (the “OHA”).[i]  The below summarizes the process

Originally published on April 14, 2020. Last updated as of September 24, 2021.
This alert (I) summarizes the key terms of the PPP (as amended and supplemented by the Economic Aid Act, the EAA Updated Rules and the ARPA), (II) addresses certain frequently asked questions that Proskauer attorneys have addressed, and (III) provides a brief

Effective September 8, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) significantly expanded the ability of small businesses to apply for low-interest loans through the revised COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) program.  The program will end on December 31, 2021, or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs sooner, suggesting that all applicants looking to apply

Originally published on December 30, 2020 and updated as of August 16, 2021.

The SBA announced that the SVOG application portal will close on Friday, August 20 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Applicants should submit their applications prior to that time. The SBA has also indicated that grantees who have received their initial loans will be

As we enter the second year of the pandemic, it has become increasingly apparent the various vaccinations approved for safeguarding against COVID-19 are a key element to returning to normal business operations.  Employers have raised a number of questions about how the vaccine can be deployed effectively to assist the business.

In a unionized environment,

With its hands-on approach and financial firepower, private equity may just be what’s needed to help reshape post-pandemic economies.

While it is still uncertain how long-term some of the pandemic’s effects will be, it is clear that companies need to build resilience if they are to survive or even thrive through whatever unexpected events the