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Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 6, 2020 | Frequently Asked Questions on Leave, Pay, and Health Insurance for Illinois Employers and Employees
There have been a number of changes to Illinois and Federal wage, benefit and leave laws since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This alert discusses some of the frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) that employers and employees have raised regar...
Podcast
Apr 6, 2020 | ABA's Sound Advice Podcast: Introduction on Converting Arbitration Awards into Judgments and Competing Actions to Vacate Awards
Christopher Tackett was selected by the American Bar Association’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Law Committee for an appearance on its Sound Advice podcast to provide guidance on post-arbitration proceedings to enforce or challenge arbitrati...
Alert | Education Law Alert
Apr 6, 2020 | Armed School Personnel: A Judicial Update from the Twelfth District Court of Appeals
The arming of school personnel as a safety and security measure for public schools has been given some guidance in the form of a decision by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals in a Butler County case involving the Madison Local School District (“D...
Alert | Transportation Alert
Apr 6, 2020 | New Lawsuit Tests Whether Best-in-Class Safety Technology is New Standard of Care
A negligence suit took an unprecedented turn when a Pennsylvania Federal Court allowed strict liability claims to be brought against a trucking leasing company for its failure to outfit its truck with additional safety features.  Judge Kim R. Gibs...
Alert | Intellectual Property Alert
Apr 6, 2020 | Following CARES Act, USPTO and Copyright Office Directors Extend Certain IP Filing Deadlines
Both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the U.S. Copyright Office have now announced that certain intellectual property filing deadlines and fees will be extended during the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, both Offices have cited spec...
Alert | Community Association Law Alert
Apr 3, 2020 | Florida Foreclosure and Eviction Relief
The Governor of Florida just issued Executive Order Number 20-94 regarding mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief due to the effect COVID-19 is having on the ability of many Floridians to pay the mortgage on their single family homes and the abilit...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 3, 2020 | IRS Announces Automated Stimulus Payments Are on the Way – Some May Still Need to File a Return to Obtain Their Payment
On March 30, 2020 the IRS announced that it will automatically begin distributing economic impact payments in the next three weeks. This alert outlines important information regarding the stimulus payments; please share the information below with you...
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Apr 3, 2020 | IRS Announces Payroll Tax Credits to Offset Payroll Costs of COVID-19 Related Paid Leave
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, employers with less than 500 employees (“Eligible Employers”) are generally required to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to an employee...
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Apr 3, 2020 | IRS Extends Deadline to Restate 403(b) Plans
403(b) plans were originally required to be restated by March 31, 2020 in order to comply with current law.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS announced that this deadline has been extended to June 30, 2020 for plan sponsors to restate th...
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Apr 3, 2020 | How the CARES Act Impacts Employee Benefits
The CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020 includes several changes that impact retirement plans and executive compensation. The law provides participants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with expanded rights related to distributions and loans...
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Apr 3, 2020 | Freezing a Defined Benefit Plan to Reduce Current Year Contribution Obligation
Defined benefit pension plans, including cash balance plans, require a contribution each year, which is primarily used to fund the benefits which participants accrue (i.e., earn) during the plan year. The annual required contribution may also include...
Alert | Public Law Alert
Apr 2, 2020 | Ohio Governor Extends Stay at Home Order
Governor Mike DeWine announced that Dr. Amy Acton, Director of Health was amending the Stay at Home Order issued on March 22nd extending it until 11:59 pm, Friday, May 1st. The amended order attempts to address questions that have arisen from the ori...
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Apr 2, 2020 | Governor DeSantis Issued “Stay at Home” Order
Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an Executive Order, effective at 12:01 am, Friday, April 3rd and expires on Thursday, April 30, 2020, that requires people to stay in their homes unless they are working for an essential service, obtaining essential s...
Alert | Real Estate Alert
Apr 2, 2020 | Possible Leniency for Commercial Tenants and Real Estate Borrowers in Ohio
Governor Mike DeWine issued Executive Order 2020-08D directed at two commercial real estate constituencies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.   First, for the benefit of small business commercial tenants facing financial hardship due to the pandem...
Alert | Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Alert
Apr 1, 2020 | Cyber Hygiene - Best Practices While Working Remotely
As companies transition to employees working from home during the current COVID-19 related disruptions, cyber criminals look at these changes as huge opportunities. In the last week alone, there have been numerous cyber-attacks disrupting businesses...
Alert | Construction Industry Alert
Mar 31, 2020 | Handling COVID-19 Issues on Construction Project Sites in Ohio
Governor DeWine continues to permit work on construction projects in Ohio to proceed. In proceeding, contractors must take precautions to protect its workers and limit the possible exposure of persons to the coronavirus. In this regard, the Ohio Faci...
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Mar 31, 2020 | In-Person Requirements Relative to Form I-9 Deferred if Workplace is Operating Completely Remotely
Last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will temporarily defer the requirement for employers to review Form I-9 documents in-person with new employees for employers and workplaces that are operating completely remo...
Alert | Education Law Alert
Mar 31, 2020 | To Evaluate or Not: Navigating Immediate and Future Implications of H.B. 197’s Provisions Regarding Teacher/Administrator Evaluations
As public school districts struggle with the myriad issues associated with COVID-19 and the Governor’s Order closing schools, announced on March 12, 2020, a means to continue student learning is every district’s foremost concern.  Other issues, inclu...
Podcast
Mar 31, 2020 | Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot: Termination of a Healthcare Provider Contract amidst COVID-19: The Provider Experience
Roetzel HealthLaw HotSpot™ is a podcast for physicians and health professionals that covers the legal issues and trends that affect the health care industry. In Episode 9, Ericka Adler discusses the termination of healthcare contracts amidst COVID-19...
Alert | Intellectual Property Alert
Mar 30, 2020 | U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Temporarily Extends Filing Deadlines
Businesses – currently facing immediate crises arising from the COVID-19 pandemic – may be temporarily distracted from issues that, in more ordinary times, would be important to them, such as protecting and maintaining their valuable intellectual pro...