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UPDATE from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Critical Infrastructure Workers

March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on UPDATE from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Critical Infrastructure Workers

“President Trump released an updated guidance on those critical infrastructure workers providing essential services (attached).   This is a federal advisory that ASA encourages states and municipalities to follow.”, stated Bob Redding, ASA’s Washington, D.C Representative. To read Version 2.0 of the CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers, click here.

NHTSA Announces NPRM for ADAS

March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on NHTSA Announces NPRM for ADAS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) to “clarify the ambiguities in applying current crashworthiness standards to Automated Driving Systems (ADS) equipped vehicles without traditional manual controls, while maintaining the regulatory text’s application to more traditional vehicles and vehicles equipped with ADS that may have alternate modes.”…

SBA Provides E-Newsletter on Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID19

March 30, 2020 | Comments Off on SBA Provides E-Newsletter on Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) now has an e-newsletter for small business owners to receive updates on SBA programs for small businesses impacted by COVID19. President Trump signed the third Coronavirus stimulus package Friday afternoon, which provides increased funding and relief for small businesses and loan forgiveness programs. To sign up for the newsletter,…

UPDATE: SBA Disaster Relief Loans

March 26, 2020 | Comments Off on UPDATE: SBA Disaster Relief Loans

All small businesses in all 50 states are now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. To read the U.S. House Committee on Small Business FAQ sheet, click here. To learn more about the loans, click here.

U.S. DOL Provides Additional Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 26, 2020 | Comments Off on U.S. DOL Provides Additional Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

“The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced more guidance to provide information to workers and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.” Per the Department of…

UPDATE: D.C. Includes Auto Repair as Essential Service

March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on UPDATE: D.C. Includes Auto Repair as Essential Service

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a closure of all non-essential businesses to slow the spread of COVID19. Mayor Bowser included automotive repair, mechanic shops and related facilities. To read the full announcement from Mayor Bowser, click here.

UPDATE: U.S. Senate Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Text

March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on UPDATE: U.S. Senate Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Text

After hours of negotiations amongst members of Congress, there has been a deal reached on the third coronavirus stimulus. To read the full bill text, click here.

U.S. DOL Invites Stakeholders to a National Online Dialogue on Paid Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Leave

March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on U.S. DOL Invites Stakeholders to a National Online Dialogue on Paid Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Leave

The the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced in a press release that they will be having a “national online dialogue, Providing Expanded Family and Medical Leave to Employees Affected by COVID-19, to help employers and workers understand their responsibilities and rights, respectively, under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).” Per the DOL: The department’s Wage…

NGA Reference Chart on State Essential Business Designations

March 25, 2020 | Comments Off on NGA Reference Chart on State Essential Business Designations

The National Governors Association (NGA) put together a reference chart on state essential business designations. To read the full chart, click here.   The NGA will be updating the document too and is providing additional information regarding state and local policies here.

UPDATE: U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations releases House Economic Stimulus Legislation

March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on UPDATE: U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations releases House Economic Stimulus Legislation

The U.S. Senate is still working to reach agreement on the Senate Stimulus package.  The U.S. House has just begun their process on the House Stimulus bill. To read the full summary of the House Stimulus, click here. To read the full bill text, click here.

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