May - Special ITPA Notice

12 May 2020

The ITPA Bulletin is to update members on
association and industry news.

Fraud Alert

Be extra cautious with email scams. The latest is a disguised email from Rudy Niswanger, our ITPA Chairman. It asks if you are able to assist the ITPA by donating gift cards for veterans.

When in doubt, call or email the ITPA board members, or call the ITPA office at 1-866-346-5692.

For a list of Board Members with contact information click here:

SESCO Update for
COVID-19 Relief

President Signs the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, intended to stimulate the national economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill provides direct financial assistance to Americans, eases access to loans and other economic assistance to businesses of all sizes, and provides aid and support to healthcare providers. The CARES Act does modify the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) in several key ways.
See the full article HERE

Department of Labor Continues to Clarify Guidance on FFCRA Guidance
The Department of Labor (DOL) continues to update its guidance document on implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), almost on a daily basis. The updated document released by the agency late last week appears to suggest that employees who cannot work because their businesses are subject to a government shutdown order or they are ordered to shelter at home will not qualify for Emergency Paid Sick Leave or Emergency FMLA.

To see the most recent clarification from the DOL and the updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, click HERE

SESCO retainer client and select association members can contact SESCO consultants and attorneys at no charge to discuss any COVID-19 or any labor and employment law matter. For businesses who are not retainer clients, contact SESCO to explore our monthly service agreement program providing professional support services via a fixed fee.

Canadian COVID-19

Many of the details of the Canadian Aid package have not been published. The best we could find was a document by Carlton University. It includes help for individuals. Click here to download.

Scott Tetz
ITPA Executive Director