Court Strikes Down Restrictions on Pandemic Aid for Small Business Owners with Criminal Records

Route Fifty: A federal court on Monday determined that Small Business Administration rules preventing business owners with criminal records from accessing funds in the Paycheck Protection Program were unlawful.

Small business owners who were banned from taking part in the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal initiative meant to keep employees on payrolls during the coronavirus pandemic, sued the SBA over the restrictions in mid-June.

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