The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, paid leave provisions are effective on April 1, 2020 and apply to leave taken between April 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor issued detailed guidance and the required notice for employers to post.
The Governors and the Departments of Insurance in Ohio and Kentucky have recently taken steps to protect insureds – both individuals and businesses – during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope that you are keeping yourself, your loved ones, and your community safe from COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the Coronavirus). Along with those paramount health concerns, you may be wondering about some of the recent tax changes meant to help everyone coping with the Coronavirus fallout.
The emergency spending bill signed into law on Friday contains several provisions related to retirement benefits. This article will discuss those provisions.
On March 23, we wrote about potential insurance claims arising from COVID-19 shutdowns and disruptions that businesses could assert under the business interruption coverage in their property damage insurance. Since then, bills have been filed in several state legislatures – including Ohio – that seek to ensure that this coverage exists.
By: William K. Flynn State and local governments are taking aggressive actions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, including official and unofficial quarantines, “social distancing,” stay at home requirements, and cancellation of public events. I wrote the other day addressing the potential implications of a pandemic relative to negotiated force majeure provisions commonly …Read More
On March 25, 2020, the General Assembly amended the Ohio Open Meetings Act in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (HB 197). This article details those temporary amendments.
To all clients and friends of Strauss Troy:
We hope that you remain well during these challenging times. Like you, we at Strauss Troy have been busy preparing and planning for all aspects of this unprecedented event.
Effective March 23, 2020, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has ordered nonessential retail businesses to close beginning at 8 p.m. and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued a shelter-in-place order to begin at 11:59 p.m.
Most businesses have business interruption insurance that is one of the coverages provided in property damage policies. Business interruption coverage may or may not provide reimbursement for some of the losses sustained by businesses as a result of the coronavirus shutdown. This will depend on the exact language of the policy and the exact circumstances causing the business interruption.