What You Need to Know about the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill to Help Your Business

What You Need to Know about the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Bill to Help Your Business

President Trump signed the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, but what is in the bill that will help you NOW? Some highlights include:  Paycheck Protection Program Eligible Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loans will...
What’s in the $2 Trillion Aid Package in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

What’s in the $2 Trillion Aid Package in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

The growing economic crisis for business and employees resulting from the government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is truly putting our economy on the brink of disaster. This includes the businesses and employees of many ESA members and all...
Legislative Report – February 2020

Legislative Report – February 2020

Federal Legislative Summary Federal legislation in February touched on several watch issues that are also prominent in state legislatures – Labor, consumer protection and biometric technology. H.R. 2474 is titled "Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019," which attempts...
Contending With Economic Threats, Viral and Legislative

Contending With Economic Threats, Viral and Legislative

Cruise ships are quarantined offshore and huge trade shows like ISC West are postponed or cancelled. Travel restrictions are in place for many companies and airlines are feeling the impact. The coronavirus has certainly played a huge role on the...
Threatening Bills Emerge Early in 2020

Threatening Bills Emerge Early in 2020

January was a typically busy month for new bills as many legislatures convened for their 2020 sessions, but this year is different. Legislation that could threaten your business model and your business itself was introduced - with some moving very...
Legislative Report – January 2020

Legislative Report – January 2020

Federal Legislative Summary If there is any example of how preoccupied Congress has been, it would be the number of bills that were introduced or moved in January 2020. Only three (3) pieces of legislation were tagged for monitoring. H.R....
Troubling State Legislation from Virginia and Utah in December

Troubling State Legislation from Virginia and Utah in December

We normally see and expect a relatively quiet month for legislative upheaval as most state legislatures wind down for the holidays. Maybe it is just a portend of what we can expect in 2020, but some significant legislation impacting the...
Legislative Report – December 2019

Legislative Report – December 2019

Federal Legislative Summary A federal bill that will add meaningful strength in the battle to end persistent “robocalling” abuses that all Americans suffer from, passed Congress and on December 30, 2019, was signed into law by President Trump. Cited as...
Good News for Industry Despite Gridlock in Washington

Good News for Industry Despite Gridlock in Washington

Is Anything Getting Done in Congress? If you watch the news at the national level (regardless of the network) you would be justified to conclude that gridlock in Washington is the result of the great divide over President Trump. Even...
Legislative Report – November 2019

Legislative Report – November 2019

Federal Legislative Summary Federal bills filed or moving in November continue the themes we have seen over the last few months, online privacy, school security and workforce development. Only seven (7) bills were introduced or moved last month. Download the...