The Small Business Reorganization Act

By Nisha Patel

~5 minute read Reviewing the Small Business Reorganization Act and Subchapter V Bankruptcy As of April 19, 2021, the Small Business Reorganization Act and Subchapter V, the new bankruptcy option for small businesses, has been in effect for 14 months, and like a human toddler, it’s walking, talking, and changing.  So even though I’ve posted before about…

Microbusinesses Only: New PPP Rules For 2021

By Nisha Patel

~5 minute read History Between Microbusiness and the PPP Last spring, the government established the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) as one of the main aid programs for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.  In the beginning, PPP loans were available to businesses with fewer than 500 employees. The money could be used for payroll, health…

Tips For Workplace Safety, COVID-19, and Dealing With Employee Pushback

By Tricia Dunlap

This post taps the collective experiences of Tricia Dunlap (business attorney and CEO of Dunlap Law PLC) and Brian Chandler (PR expert and CEO of Commonwealth Public Relations).  Tips For Workplace Safety, COVID-19, and Dealing With Employee Pushback Like every business owner, the first months of the pandemic rocked your foundation. Now, six months in,…

3 Tips to Prevent Coronavirus Lawsuits

By Tricia Dunlap

Subscribe to our YouTube channel Tricia Dunlap, Esq. ~4 minute read 3 Tips to Prevent Coronavirus Lawsuits Coronavirus lawsuits are pretty hyped in the news lately and if you’re a business owner you might even be a little freaked out about it. I’m here to tell you that it’s a harder case to win than the…

5 Employee Discrimination Notes During COVID-19

By Tricia Dunlap

https://youtu.be/LC-9qQoFdOs Tricia Dunlap, Esq. ~2 minute read Employee Discrimination: What To Do and What Not To Do As a business owner, I imagine that you have worked long and hard to create a productive, inclusive, and empowering culture for your employees. It’s really important, as you come back to work after the COVID-19 crisis, that…

Part 2 Reopening Your Business After Coronavirus

By Tricia Dunlap

Tricia Dunlap, Esq. ~5-6 minute read Reopen Your Business You as a business owner need to think about how you prepare to reopen your business following COVID-19. In part one of this series I talked about operational and administrative control issues that you need to think through. In this post, we go into personal protective…

Part 1 Reopening Your Business After Coronavirus

By Tricia Dunlap

Tricia Dunlap, Esq. ~3 minute read Reopening Your Business After Coronavirus There are four issues that every business owner needs to consider as you prepare to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll talk about two in this post and then in the next post, we’ll talk about the other two issues. 1. Operational Controls First,…

DOL’s Q & A on the FFCRA

By Tricia Dunlap

Tricia Dunlap, Esq. Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers The following Q & A is from the Department of Labor, reposted here for the convenience of small business owners seeking help with issues related to the coronavirus.  You can also access DOL’s slides from a recent webinar on the FFCRA, here. For information…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Notice FAQ

By Tricia Dunlap

~5 minute read This post is from the Department of Labor (DOL). If you would like to see more, continue reading or go here. Download the poster from the DOL. Where do I post this notice? Since most of my workforce is teleworking, where do I electronically “post” this notice?Each covered employer must post a…

Small Business Owner? Here’s Your Coronavirus Survival Guide.

By Tricia Dunlap

~5 minute read Tricia Dunlap, Esq. CIPP/US This post will see periodic updates as more resources and information become available. Sign up for alerts on updates. Every small business owner is struggling to navigate a very uncertain world right now.  We compiled and continually update this list of resources that can serve as the coronavirus…

Working at Home Guidelines: 9 Cybersecurity Tips

By Tricia Dunlap

~7 minute read Tricia Dunlap, Esq. CIPP/US Working At Home Guidelines We expect cybercrime incidents to increase in the wake of the coronavirus. Thieves usually take advantage of social disruption and fear – cyberthieves will no doubt see COVID-19 as a ripe opportunity. Here are nine working at home guidelines in cybersecurity that you can…

Washington D.C. COVID-19 Emergency Legislation: Impact on Small Business

By Tricia Dunlap

~4 minute read COVID-19 Response Emergency Act On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Washington, D.C. City Council enacted the COVID-19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020. This new legislation expanded unemployment compensation benefits, increased job-protected leave for D.C. workers, deferred sales tax payments, and created a micro-grant program to assist recovery for D.C.-based businesses and D.C. employees.…