The Ohio Department of Commerce is offering a one-time liquor buyback program for bars and restaurants. Products must have been obtained in the last 30 days and applies to select F2 permit holders too.
Insurers must permit employers to continue covering employees under group policies even if the employee would become ineligible due to a decrease in hours worked per week. View the full bulletin released on March 20th here.
SharedWork Ohio is a layoff aversion initiative for businesses aimed at curtailing unemployment during economic downturns. Interested businesses must submit the names and the hourly schedules of employees to be uniformly reduced. JFS will then compensate these employees with unemployment benefits. Employers can find more information on eligibility here. Common questions and answers on evolving JFS policies may be found here.
ACTION: A special blanket permit for haulers carrying heavy or oversized loads of food, non-alcoholic beverages, medical supplies, cleaning products, and other household goods has been approved. More information on the order and the permit can be
ACTION: Provides reimbursement for business upskilling employees through a select list of verified skill development programs.
Keep employees engaged from home or utilize downtime by growing employee knowledge. More information and how to apply can be found here.
The EBL Pilot Program is designed to supplement the Agency’s direct disaster loan capabilities and authorizes SBA Express Lenders to provide expedited SBA-guaranteed bridge loan financing on an emergency basis. Amounts are available of up to $25,000 for disaster-related purposes to small businesses located in communities affected by Presidentially-declared disasters while those small businesses apply for and await long-term financing (including through SBA’s direct Disaster Loan Program, if eligible).
Their Wage and Hour Division has pages up for question on how this emergency affects both the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The Department of Labor is working to provide information on labor and employee relations relating to wages and employment as COVID-19 continues to create challenges in the workplace. Click here for more information.
Deadlines for filing taxes and any payments of due federal income tax have been delayed until July 15th, 2020. The internal Revenue Service has created a special section to assist taxpayers and businesses affected by the coronavirus.
The CFPB is providing recommendations for individuals to mitigate and contain the damage of any financial fallout due to the coronavirus. Click here for details. Government-Wide Updates Federal government updates are being linked and concentrated here. Check for updates daily.
Unemployment benefits have been expanded to those workers who have been quarantined, laid off, or otherwise rendered inoperative due to the coronavirus and/or health crisis.
The normal one-week waiting period for benefits has also been suspended. Common questions and answers on evolving JFS policies may be found here.
Suspension of service for nonpayment has been stopped until further notice and repayment options are available. Grants funds for nonprofits addressing direct needs in the communities across the Dominion Energy footprint are available. More information can be found here.
Offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Those interested in enrolling should call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Offering microloans from $750 to $350,000 for startups and small businesses.
More information on terms and how to apply can be found here.
Facebook. Applications for cash grants and ad credits for businesses will open in the coming weeks.