ARPA modifications, extension of paid sick leave and family leave credits

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Dear Client: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and significantly modified the payroll tax credits for qualifying sick leave and family leave wages. Below is a summary of the key provisions. Background: Both Covid-19-related credits were initially provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response …Read More

Eight Strauss Troy attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers 2021

Strauss Troy is pleased to announce eight of our attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers 2021. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding attorneys across the country. Only 5% of attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% of attorneys are Rising Stars, an honor for attorneys 40 or younger or attorneys practicing …Read More

Strauss Troy welcomes four new attorneys

Strauss Troy welcomes Stephen S. Schmidt, Daniel A. Hunt, Brian R. Tracy, and Ryan F. Hemmerle to the firm. Stephen S. Schmidt is a litigator and business advisor who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation and tort law. Steve represents and advises clients across a variety of …Read More

SBA Updates to Payroll Protection Program Rules

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By: Michael L. Iannitti The SBA has continued to issue additional guidance for borrowers and lenders on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Since publishing its initial rules in early April, further clarification has slowly trickled out on the often vague provisions of the CARES Act. Perhaps most significantly, the SBA has clarified the circumstances in …Read More

Let’s Get to Work! Workplace considerations with Return-to-Work Plans

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By: Theresa L. Nelson With recent news of easing stay-at-home orders, employers that have been operating with limited employees or that were closed due to COVID-19 need to evaluate the next steps for returning employees to work and opening operations. Any return-to-work plan must comply with all federal, state and local directives to ensure a …Read More