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THE GREAT EXPERIMENT: REMOTE WORK AND THE NEW REALITY OF REAL ESTATE

There’s no question the global pandemic of 2020 quickened trends of the future that were hitting the wall of the present: Employers resistant to allowing employees to work remotely suddenly had no choice as localities enacted mandatory stay-at-home measures. Businesses migrated to remote work on an unprecedented scale – a great experiment, the ripple effects of which are many for real estate.  As parts of the business world adjust to working from home, some are finding multi-year office Read More…

EMPLOYEE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES TO BE DEFERRED

  On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order, for the Treasury Department to issue guidance related to the deferral of Social Security Taxes, for employees.  The deferral will apply to wages that are paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Not all employees will qualify for the payroll tax deferral.  Read More…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FAQ ON PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS ISSUES BY THE SBA

On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury, released frequently asked questions (FAQs), on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) related to PPP Loan Forgiveness. The publication is divided into four sections addressing different aspects of the process to determine how much of their loan is forgivable.   The following Read More…

SBA OPENS MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM

On June 15, 2020, the SBA announced that the Main Street Lending Program portal is now open. The Main Street Program provides additional funding to small and mid-size businesses, with relaxed regulations, as part of the CARES Act. The Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) offers eligible borrowers the ability to secure loans ranging from Read More…

NJ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANTS

On June 9, 2020, the NJEDA began accepting applications for Phase 2 of the Emergency Assistance Grants.  The grants are available for businesses with 25 or less employees.  The NJEA has $45 million dollars available to distribute, as part of the federal CARES Act. The grant will be in the amount of $1,000 per full-time Read More…

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY ACT OF 2020

On Friday June 5, 2020, the President signed H.R. 7010, cited as the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020” into law.  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) that was signed into Law on March 27, 2020.  The new Flexibility Act provided many Read More…

OPERATING COST REDUCTION STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER DURING CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY

By Ross Forman In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, operational challenges are among the top sources of pressure for businesses. Unforeseen costs, disruptions in services and, for most organizations, significant material hits to revenue are top of mind as you navigate new issues related to maintaining facilities and business functions. For these reasons, identifying and Read More…

SMALL BUSINESSES: ACT NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SBA LOANS AND PAYROLL TAX INCENTIVES

Background In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, many small-to-medium sized businesses are struggling to manage revenue losses amid prolonged economic uncertainty. To offset the pandemic’s financial impacts, Congress has passed several stimulus bills, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions Read More…

SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS – LOW-INTEREST LOANS

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting the small business community across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury. Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary Read More…

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