Author Archives for Jody Milanese

EEOC Updates COVID Guidance

July 20, 2022 11:36 am Published by Comments Off on EEOC Updates COVID Guidance

Last week, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 workplace guidance, including required employee testing, reasonable accommodations, and parameters around mandatory vaccination programs.


Bipartisan Support for Retirement Package

May 4, 2022 8:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Bipartisan Support for Retirement Package

The Senate Finance Committee will soon mark up a bipartisan package, “SECURE 2.0” which aims to modify, simplify and expand retirement savings options and access for small firms and their employees.


EPA Seeks Small Business Input

May 4, 2022 8:08 pm Published by Comments Off on EPA Seeks Small Business Input

The EPA is seeking small business representatives to serve on a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel for an upcoming rulemaking regarding emissions of hazardous air pollutants, which could impact many small businesses.


New JOBS Act 4.0

April 20, 2022 4:29 pm Published by Comments Off on New JOBS Act 4.0

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of the JOBS Act, Senate lawmakers have unveiled a discussion draft, “JOBS Act 4.0”, to help accelerate economic growth and spur new business formation.


IRS Proposal on ACA “Family Glitch”

April 20, 2022 4:16 pm Published by Comments Off on IRS Proposal on ACA “Family Glitch”

The IRS recently proposed a rule to eliminate the so-called "Family Glitch" under ACA and extend marketplace subsidies to people who are currently ineligible. 


House OKs Retirement Bill

April 6, 2022 5:10 pm Published by Comments Off on House OKs Retirement Bill

On March 29, the House voted 414-5 to approve the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 (H.R. 2954), bipartisan...


DOL Rule to Update Davis-Bacon

April 1, 2022 5:20 pm Published by Comments Off on DOL Rule to Update Davis-Bacon

DOL is proposing a rule to update the Davis-Bacon Act to better address the needs of workers in the construction industry, and they are seeking input on compliance costs from small businesses.


Competition Bill Advances

April 1, 2022 5:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Competition Bill Advances

Last week, the Senate voted to advance the America COMPETES Act which includes reauthorization of the SBIR/STTR programs - the bill will likely go to conference next week.


EIDL Deferment Extended

March 16, 2022 6:54 pm Published by Comments Off on EIDL Deferment Extended

The SBA announced yesterday they will provide an additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing EIDL borrowers.


Bill Funds Restaurant Relief

March 16, 2022 6:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Bill Funds Restaurant Relief

Bipartisan legislation was recently introduced by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to provide an additional $48 million...