Greater Mankato Growth Blog

COVID-19 Business Loan/Grant Resources

With COVID-19 hitting businesses tremendously hard, all levels of government and other organizations have made a number of financial resources for businesses available. Below is a comprehensive list of those resources with links to where you can learn… Read More

GMG Webinar: COVID-19 Paid Leave & EFMLA – Answering Employer Questions

With the passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers were required to implement two new federal paid leave programs. However, employers continue to have many questions on the law, including which businesses are exempt and which… Read More

Paid Leave Flow Charts

Our friends at Abdo, Eick and Meyers Workforce Solutions have created two great flowcharts to help businesses determine when and how to pay employees under the new paid leave programs in the Families First Coronavirus Response act and… Read More

Webinar: How State and Federal Legislation Can Help Your Business

Both the federal government and Minnesota Legislature have recently passed legislation that will speed critical funds to Minnesota businesses and families. With new legislation comes questions on what the changes mean for Minnesota businesses. The Minnesota Chamber of… Read More

IRS Provides Guidance for new Paid Leave Programs

Included in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by Congress was the establishment of two new paid leave programs impacting employers under 500. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued preliminary guidance for employers to implement… Read More

UPDATED: COVID-19 Tax Issues for Businesses

The Federal Government and State of Minnesota have taken several steps related to taxes to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on businesses. Below is a summary of these actions (current as of 2:15 pm March 20) and… Read More

UPDATED: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Provisions Impacting Employers

The legislation guarantees free coronavirus testing, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states. In addition, the legislation creates two new paid leave programs that every business under 500 employees and all… Read More