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COVID-19 Legislation: New Paycheck Protection Program Loan Rules Allow Second Round Funding and Deductibility of Expenses Paid with Forgivable Loan Proceeds
Hanson Bridgett LLP, January 2021

Key Points Past and future PPP loan recipients can deduct PPP loan-funded eligible expenses for federal tax purposes even if the loan is forgiven. Expanded eligibility for new loans to include new categories of employers; existing borrowers who have not yet received loan forgiveness may increase loan amount based on expanded allowable expenses. Expanded categories of expenses that can be paid from forgivable loan proceeds, including business software or cloud computing systems, 2020 vandalism expenses, certain supplier costs, and certain worker protection expenditures...

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Updated Guidance for Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Programs
Hanson Bridgett LLP, December 2020

Key Points Employers may mandate employee COVID-19 vaccination programs, subject to certain exemptions. When requiring employee vaccinations, employers should consider the fact that these COVID-19 vaccines are currently approved under the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Mandatory employer COVID-19 vaccination programs must include religious and disability-related employee exemptions. INTRODUCTION On Dec. 11, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine...

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Cal/OSHA Issues FAQ Guidance Regarding Its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard
Hanson Bridgett LLP, December 2020

Key Points Cal/OSHA's COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) became effective Nov. 30, 2020. Cal/OSHA clarified Section 3205's Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard exemption applies to employees with occupational exposure to ATDs, not to all employees of an employer subject to the ATD Standard. Cal/OSHA issued a model COVID-19 Prevention Plan to assist employers. This week, in an attempt to clarify lingering ambiguities stemming from the hurried comment and approval process of the ETS, Cal/OSHA issued additional guidance, including FAQs and a model COVID-19 Prevention Plan...

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California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board Passes an Extensive COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Regarding The Spread Of COVID-19 In Workplaces
Hanson Bridgett LLP, November 2020

Key Points The new regulation covers all employees and places of employment with limited exceptions and is expected to take effect within the next two weeks. Employers must develop a written COVID-19 Prevention Program. Employers must also investigate and “respond effectively” to COVID-19 cases and notify employees and others who might have been exposed within one day. The regulation imposes stringent requirements for multiple COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in the workplace. Employers providing housing or transportation to employees must provide safety protocols such as social distancing, PPEs among other requirements...

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New California Law Imposes Additional Infection Preventionist and Reporting Requirements on Skilled Nursing Facilities
Hanson Bridgett LLP, October 2020

Key Points Starting Jan. 1, 2021, California skilled nursing facilities must have a full-time, dedicated Infection Preventionist. Infection Preventionists must be an RN or LVN, but their hours may not count in minimum direct patient care staffing calculations. During declared communicable disease emergencies, skilled nursing facilities must report data as required by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which must include communicable disease-related death and suspected disease-related death information within 24 hours of the death...

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