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
By: Claudia G. Allen The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) enacted March 11 includes a substantial increase in the limits for dependent care under Flexible Spending Plans (Section 125 cafeteria plans) as well as increasing the tax credit for child care for calendar year 2021. Combined with the flexibility to make changes to plan elections …Read More
Strauss Troy welcomes Julie Hopkins, Bo Howell, and Austin Stevenson. The additions complement the firm’s labor and employment, corporate law, and securities law practice groups.
Ohio’s Employment Law Uniformity Act becomes effective on April 15, 2021. Strauss Troy attorneys Alex Rodger and Austin Stevenson highlight some of the changes to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112 related to discrimination claims.
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
On May 19, 2020, the Small Business Administration released a list of frequently asked questions for lenders and borrowers.
On May 12, 2020, the IRS released Notices 2020-29 and 2020-33 which together provided some relief from the restrictions regarding changes to health and cafeteria plan elections.
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
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
By: Theresa L. Nelson The Department of Labor published regulations governing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on April 1, 2020. While containing extensive explanations of terms and provisions throughout the entire FFCRA, one section is particularly noteworthy for small businesses. The language of the FFCRA provided that small private employers with fewer than 50 …Read More