ABA to Host Government Relief Webinar on April 16

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Booksellers are invited to join the American Booksellers Association on Thursday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. ET for the webinar “Government Relief and Wage Requirements: What You Need to Know.”

Tom Jardim and Scott Salmon, experts in employment and labor law from the law firm Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., will walk booksellers through the federal government relief and wage requirements recently passed in response to COVID-19.

Jardim and Salmon will cover the relief for small businesses in the CARES Act, such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Paycheck Protection Program, increased unemployment benefits, and tax/tax credit information. Additionally, the webinar will cover wage and hour requirements in part implemented by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Following the presentation, booksellers will have the opportunity to ask Jardim and Salmon questions about government relief and wage requirements.

Jardim is a partner at Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., where he specializes in civil litigation, employment and labor law, and governmental representation. Salmon is Counsel at Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. and specializes in civil litigation, employment and labor law, and governmental representation.

The webinar will be held in lieu of ABA’s scheduled coffee break on Thursday. To allow for sufficient time to field questions, the webinar will run approximately from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET. Join the webinar here; the meeting ID is 749 778 583.

For those unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be posted on BookWeb in the coming days.

In related news, PayPal is now offering Paycheck Protection Program loans. Additionally, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will limit EIDL grants to $1,000 per employee up to $10,000.  

Questions can be directed to ABA’s Advocacy Team at advocacy@bookweb.org.