The principal purpose of the Paycheck Protection Program is to keep U.S. workers employed and their salaries intact, which means firing employees or cutting salaries is contrary to the policy underlying the PPP loan program. In order to receive a PPP loan or qualify for loan forgiveness, you must either retain your workforce and maintain your employees’ salary levels, or, if you already fired employees or cut their salaries, you must rehire them and raise their salaries back to their prior level. Read More FAQ’s