Each year on April 28th, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) recognizes Workers Memorial Day in honor of those who lost their lives in the workplace.
2021’s celebration marks the 50th year of OSHA and their mission has not changed since 1971. OSHA has fought since its existence to provide workers with safety and ultimately, a voice.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA worked tirelessly to assure all workers had a voice in how they would feel safe in their work environment and that employers took all the steps towards ensuring workers safety.
This year, OSHA plans to celebrate and celebrate all workers who have put their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA will hold events around the country; starting on Sunday, April 25th, and running through Saturday, May 1st.
Please join us and OSHA in remembering those who have lost their lives in the workplace and those who put their lives on the line every day in these unprecedented times.
Judge Wolff has issued a new order that requires Bexar County businesses to develop a safety plan that includes the use of masks by both customers and employees. Click the links below to read more. https://www.kens5.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/judge-nelson-wolff-to-require-businesses-to-create-safety-plan-including-requiring-face-masks/273-c3e5394c-9a51-4605-ac01-90dc64731122 https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/nelson-wolff-to-issue-new-executive-order-nw-10-after-over-400-new-cases-reported
The Senate has passed and the President is expected to sign the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The legislation changes the rules surrounding the forgiveness of the PPP loan program among other key provisions. Following is a summary of the legislation’s main points compiled by the AICPA: Current PPP borrowers can choose to extend the eight-week period to 24 weeks, or they can keep the original eight-week period. New PPP borrowers will have a 24-week covered period, but the covered period can’t extend beyond Dec. 31, 2020. This flexibility is designed to make it easier for more borrowers to reach full, or almost full, forgiveness. Under the language in the House bill, the payroll expenditure requirement drops to 60% from 75% but is now a cliff, meaning that borrowers must spend at least 60% on payroll or none of the loan will be forgiven. Currently, a borrower is required to reduce the amount eligible for forgiveness if less than 75% of eligible funds are used f