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Apr 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR IMMIGRANTS – PRESIDENT TRUMP’S 04/22/2020 EXECUTIVE ORDER

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order that would restrict some people from entering the country over the next two months but does not shut off all applications for permanent residence or for other temporary visa workers as he had publicly declared one day earlier. The order does block some new entrants who do not already have visas or travel documents,...

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Mar 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act SBA 7(a) Loans

Written by Ryan Hoover “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion plan to respond to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The stimulus package includes loans, tax breaks and direct payments for businesses and individual taxpayers, including $349 billion for Small Business Administration (SBA) loan guarantees and subsidies and additional funding...

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Mar 2020

How to Receive Employer Tax Credit for Paid Sick Leave During Coronavirus

Written by David S. Hansen, Shareholder, Law Firm of ScottHulse, P.C. – Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization      Among the early stimulus/relief measures that the U.S. government passed earlier this month was a refundable tax credit for paid sick leave paid by certain employers under specified conditions. The IRS recently released some guidance regarding how employers receive...

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27

Mar 2020

Coronavirus Stimulus: Why it May Pay to Wait on Filing your 2019 Tax Return

Written by David S. Hansen, Shareholder, Law Firm of ScottHulse, P.C. – Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization           If you are about to file your 2019 tax return, STOP, and read this first.  Filing early could cost you thousands of dollars. As you may be aware, the Senate yesterday unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid,...

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27

Mar 2020

Required Workplace Notice Posters for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Written by Stephen Venzor As we discussed in great detail last week on our Blog and Legal Updates, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) requires that certain employers provide paid leave for temporary additional reasons and paid sick leave for specified reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full summary can be found here. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has now confirmed that FFCRA is to...

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19

Mar 2020

New Coronavirus Law Passed: Now What?

Updated 3/25/20 The Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a world-wide pandemic, requiring all citizens, including employers, to take certain measures to protect themselves and others. In response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. This law contains several provisions to increase funding for benefit programs,...

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16

Mar 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic and the Workplace: FAQs

The Coronavirus has been declared a world-wide pandemic, requiring all citizens, including employers, to take certain measures to protect themselves and others. Employers are strongly encouraged to keep updated on the latest guidance and instructions from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the federal, state and local authorities. In addition, the following will address frequently asked questions by employers on...

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09

Oct 2019

EPSHRM Legislative Seminar

On September 25, 2019, the Labor and Employment Section of ScottHulse presented a half-day seminar to the El Paso Society of Human Resources Management (EPSHRM). Topics covered included Harassment in the Workplace, When does HR cross into the Practice of Law, ADA Issues in the Workplace, and Immigration and Reform. ScottHulse attorneys who presented at this seminar were Rosemary Marin, Stephen Venzor, Blake Downey, Adrian...

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02

Oct 2019

ScottHulse attorney Francisco Ortega speaks at 11th Annual State Bar of Texas Business Disputes CLE

Francisco J. Ortega, a partner at ScottHulse, P.C., was a speaker and member of the course planning committee at the 11th Annual State Bar of Texas Business Disputes CLE in Austin, Texas. Mr. Ortega spoke on the topic, “TUTSA, the DTSA, Berry-Helfand and More: A Fresh Look at the Recoverable Damages in Trade Secret Cases,” which focused on state and federal trade...

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30

May 2019

City of El Paso Receives Texas Award for Performance Excellence

***El Paso Becomes Largest Municipality to Win State Award in the Nation*** EL PASO, TEXAS — The City of El Paso has earned the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE), from the Quality Texas Foundation (QTF), which recognizes organizations for sustained performance excellence across seven key categories. The award, which is the statewide version of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor...

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