The global pandemic has forced dealers and vendors to respond to supply chain disruptions and COVID outbreaks in creative and often dramatic ways.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
The federal government’s chief destination for COVID-19 information, plus guidance for businesses and employers.
• COVID-19 Page
Resources for Businesses/Employers
• FAQ and 14-day Monitoring Worksheet
World Health Organization (WHO):
A FAQ page from the United Nations’ global healthcare agency.
• Q&A on Coronavirus
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
Downloadable PDFs on steps businesses can take to help ensure employee safety.
• Guidance for Preparing Workplaces
• Prevent Worker Exposure
U.S. Department Of Labor:
What businesses need to know to remain in compliance with federal work rules.
• Family & Medical Leave Act Q&A
• Fair Labor Standards Q&A
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
How to apply for low-interest disaster loans and measures for reducing workplace exposure.
• Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
• Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Info
After his obituary was published, Mark Twain famously wrote “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.
As we enter year two of the coronavirus, we think it’s worth recalling FurnitureToday’s recent account of how two upholstery manufacturers faced the pandemic’s labor and supply-chain challenges head on.
Despite a two-month deadline extension, to May 31, time is nonetheless running out for members who wish to apply for a forgivable loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The Senate last week approved extending the deadline for loan applications under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from this Wednesday to May 31.
The experience of a small powder coating company in Minnesota can serve as a cautionary tale for PPP recipients who thought their forgivable loans came free and clear.
The National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association, has petitioned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to include retail workers in the early phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
The new $900 billion COVID stimulus package passed this week by Congress contains a number of new provisions that could directly affect BrandSource members, including additional Paycheck Protection Program funding (PPP) and relaxed deductibility rules.
Over 500 state and national trade associations, including the National Retail Federation (NRF), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are pressing Congress to restore tax deductibility for business expenses paid with forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
In the wake of criticism for issuing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to financially viable companies like Shake Shack and the Los Angeles Lakers, and amid suspicion of widespread program abuse and fraud, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking permission to question borrowers who received $2 million or more in PPP loans.