Regulations, Tax, Government, Licensure
PE Licensure: Testing Cancellations & Updates (Source NCEES)
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) reports that the the format of the October 2020 exam administration will be modified. In addition, Pearson VUE is opening several temporary test centers throughout the country to address backlogged testing demand. Examinees are encouraged to confirm specific requirements for their testing location in advance of their appointment. (Posted 5/22/20)
PE Licensure: States Issue Continuing Education Waivers (Source NSPE)
The following states have issued waivers for continuing education licensing requirements: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. The National Society of Professional Engineers is providing a state-by-state summary of continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers. (Posted 5/22/20)
EEOC Updates Guidance on COVID-19 and Compliance with Antidiscrimination Laws (Source: Workforce Bulletin)
On April 9, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its latest guidance for employers on how to ensure compliance with their obligations under federal antidiscrimination laws during the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted 4/22/20.
SBA Publishes New PPP Guidance for the Self-employed and General Partners (Source: Journal of Accountancy)
The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a new interim final rule Tuesday that supplements the guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) providing specific information on calculating the maximum loan amount for individuals with self-employment income who file a Form 1040, Schedule C. Posted 4/22/20.
Treasury Provides FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program (Source: US Treasury)
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This document will be updated on a regular basis by the US Treasury. Posted 4/14/20.
Tax Help for Taxpayers, Businesses, Tax-exempt Organizations and Others (Source: Internal Revenue Service)
Official IRS information about the COVID-19 pandemic and economic impact payments. The page is updated quickly when new information is available. Posted 4/14/20.
USDOT Declaration on Commercial Vehicle Drivers Transporting Emergency Relief (Source: USDOT)
The USDOT issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide #COVID19 outbreak. Posted 4/8/20.