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IRS Deflates the Hope Balloon of PPP Borrowers

Posted by: Robert A. Greising and Kendall A. Schnurpel on November 23, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On November 18, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2020-27 and Revenue Procedure 2020-51, which, respectively, provided additional guidance regarding the IRS position on the non-deductibility of expenses funded with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds and...


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DOL Opinion Letter Addresses When Travel Time Between Work Sites is Compensable for Non-Exempt Employees

Posted by: Kate E. Trinkle on November 18, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Employers with non-exempt employees who travel to and from various worksites should review and be aware of the impact of a recently issued opinion letter, FLSA 2020-16, from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”), which addresses the issue of compensable time under...


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Training and Compensable Time: The DOL's Opinion Letter on when an Employee Must be Paid

Posted by: Elizabeth M. Roberson on November 17, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On November 3, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Opinion Letter addressing various situations in which an employee was engaged in training activities and opined as to whether or not such training was compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires...


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Animals Welcome? Legal Protections for Assistance Animals

Posted by: Shelley M. Jackson and Alexandria M. Foster on November 16, 2020

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” ~ Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

Over time, dogs and other animals have played many roles in society that span beyond being comforting companions in our homes. Of these roles, arguably one of the most important is to provide services and...


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Don't Lose Focus on Your Compliance with Important COVID-19 Requirements

Posted by: Brandon W. Shirley and Meghan M. Linvill McNab on November 16, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The HHS Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) published its intent to review some key measures the Federal government made in response to COVID-19. Those key measures include the Medicare program’s telehealth policy changes and oversight of funds disbursed to providers under the CARES Act and the...


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IRS Announces Higher Estate and Gift Tax Rates for 2021...But....?

Posted by: Rodney S. Retzner and Micah J. Nichols on November 16, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

On October 26, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) announced the official estate and gift tax limits for 2021.  Currently, the estate and gift tax exemption equivalent is $11.58 million per individual (or $23.16 million for a married couple).  For 2021, the exemption equivalent will...


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The Importance of Paying Attention to Notices Received in Bankruptcy Cases: Creditor Misses Proof of Claim Bar Date and Loses Claim for $2 million

Posted by: Alexander E. Porter on November 13, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

A recent decision from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois (“Court”) is a stark reminder of the importance of paying attention to notices received from bankruptcy cases and the need for creditors to consider retaining counsel to protect their interests in such...


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