As an SSSA member, you have unlimited access to a complimentary HR & Employment Hotline provided by our partner, Seay Management Consultants. They will provide answers for any human resources, personnel management and/or employment related questions. Please contact them directly if you have questions during this uncertain time.


As you can imagine, Seay Management Consultants is experiencing a large volume of client contacts – particularly surrounding Covid-19 and HR 6201. In an effort to answer all questions as clearly and expeditiously as possible, we encourage you to provide your questions initially through email communications during this period.


Toll Free: 888-245-6272



On Wednesday March 18th, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201), hours after the Senate passed the bill. There are two significant provisions of this bill that affect employers, one dealing with sick leave and the other dealing Family and Medical Leave.




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BCRC is being updated real-time with information and links relevant specifically to the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. Topic covered are HR issues, health and safety, keeping employees working, etc. Two special features of the BCRC are: 

·         Essential Business – templates, recommendations and information to help get your business classified as an Essential Business under the state and local laws being enacted.

·         Open for Business – suppliers and distributors are available to help keep you open-for-business by ensuring you have all the equipment and products needed to support your customers.


Together, we will get through this and we’re confident these newest resources will be valuable resources for your business!


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More Changes Coming to PPP


Late last week, the House of Representatives passed changes to the Paycheck Protection Program to give companies more flexibility. The House bill—which must go to the Senate for approval and President for signing—would extend the time period in which recipients must spend the proceeds from 8 to 24 weeks; allow more flexibility between payroll and nonpayroll expenses; remove a headcount penalty for rehiring laid off workers; and allows businesses participating in the PPP to benefit from payroll tax deferment. The House bill also extends the repayment term from two years to five years. The Senate also is exploring its own bill, which keeps the 75% spent on payroll requirement intact, but extends the length of time in which the loan must be used from 8 weeks to 16 weeks. Currently companies have until June 30 to apply for a PPP.


Action Item: Learn more about the PPP.


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Main Street Lending Program Begins Taking Applications


The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program has begun taking applications. The Fed launched the programs to help small- and medium-sized companies weather the pandemic. The Fed-backed loans range from $500,000 to $200 million. Unlike other federal programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program, the Main Street loans are not forgivable. They are intended for companies unable to access the PPP or in need of additional support after receiving a PPP loan.



Action Item: Learn more about Main Street Lending Program.


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As more and more states begin to talk about reopening some facets of business, what is expected of companies can be confusing. The American Industrial Hygiene Association has compiled a document with guidance on maintaining a regular cleaning schedule. Also, ISA staff have participated in a number of webinars recently and compiled these tips for you. The tips focus not only on the manufacturing facility, but also the front office areas. No matter where your state is on the reopening list, it’s time to start developing a plan for staying compliant—and open.


 Action Item: Check the latest list of state and local status updates.


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ISA Upcoming Webinars




Managing Culture in a Time of Crisis
Thursday, June 4, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT


Use the Latest Government Data to Grow Your Business Post COVID-19
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT