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On Friday March 27, 2020, the President signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748) or “CARES Act,” providing for, among other things, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has issued additional responses to... read more

On Friday March 27, 2020, the President signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748) or “CARES Act,” providing for, among other things, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). From time to time , the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued interim final rules relating to the implementation of sections 1102 and 1106 of... read more

The coronavirus pandemic presents unique challenges regarding evaluation of workers’ compensation claims by employees who claim to have contracted COVID-19 in the course of their employment. Florida and other states have taken varying approaches to such claims. On March 30, 2020, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued Directive 2020-05, which directs the Division of Risk... read more

Yesterday (April 28, 2020) at a Special Meeting the St. Johns County Commission approved Resolution No. 2020-147, which will temporarily reduce certain County development and permit fees in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The fee reductions will take effect on May 1, 2020 and automatically expire on August 4, 2020, unless extended or reauthorized by the Board of County Commissioners.... read more

This afternoon (April 27, 2020) at 1:00 p.m. the Jacksonville City Council will hear and vote on emergency legislation (Ordinance 2020-235) that provides direction on the distribution of the $159 million that the City of Jacksonville has received in funding from the CARES Act.  The legislation appropriates the CARES Act funding as follows: Provides $1,000 COVID-19 Mortgage, Rent and... read more

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