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Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Apr 21, 2020 | Federal Government Temporarily Postpones Certain Import Duties, Taxes, and Fees
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations were modified April 19, 2020 to temporarily postpone the deadline for importers of record who have suffered “significant financial hardship” to deposit estimated duties, taxes, and fees the importe...
Alert | Oil & Gas Alert
Apr 20, 2020 | Case Law Update: Ohio is One Step Closer to Learning Whether the DMA and MTA Both Apply to Mineral Rights
Merit briefs have been filed in a landmark oil and gas case currently pending before the Supreme Court of Ohio: West v. Bode, Case No. 2019-1494. And the stakes could not be higher for both surface and mineral owners, because the Supreme Court is bei...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 17, 2020 | FLSA Common Pitfalls; Employers Beware
There has undoubtedly been an uptick in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage-and-hour class and collective actions. Given the increase in FLSA related actions, the complexity related to the below-referenced issues, and the steep penalties for violati...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 17, 2020 | Department of Labor Issues Additional Guidance to Employers Related to COVID-19 Issues
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued yet more guidance to employers relative to issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The latest round of guidance covers employer reporting of cases of COVID-19 and guidelines applicable to the supplemental une...
Alert | Corporate, Tax & Transactional Alert
Apr 16, 2020 | Paycheck Protection Program Funds Depleted and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications No Longer Accepted
As of Thursday, April 16, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has announced that the Paycheck Protection Program created by the CARES Act has exhausted the 349 billion dollars allotted for the program and that no new applications will be...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 10, 2020 | OSHA Highlights 10 Infection Prevention Measures in New Poster
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has produced a new poster which highlights 10 infection prevention measures that employers can implement to protect the safety and health of workers. For those employers who are still open and...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 10, 2020 | NLRB Postpones Effective Date of Election Protection Final Rule Until July 31, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had finalized three amendments to its rules and regulations to protect employees’ autonomy concerning representation. These amendments include changes to the NLRB’s blocki...
Alert | Health Care Alert
Apr 9, 2020 | Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order Limiting Liability for Health Care Providers
On April 1, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Executive Order 17 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (Order). This Order, pursuant to the Governor’s authority under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (20 ILCS 3305/6), restricts...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
Apr 8, 2020 | Legislation Introduced to Add COVID-19 for Workers’ Compensation
Recently, legislation was introduced to add COVID-19 to the list of scheduled diseases contained in Ohio Revised Code 4123.68. Additionally, a rebuttable presumption has also been proposed as well. The proposed legislation reads, in pertinent part, a...
Alert | Government Relations Alert
Apr 7, 2020 | Florida Governor Announces Updates Concerning COVID-19 Pandemic
On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the following updates concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida.  Courts Chief Justice Charles Canady issued an order Monday extending the suspension of criminal and civil jury trials, jury sel...
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 | 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...
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 | 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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...
Alert | Employment Services Alert
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...