Legal Updates


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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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30

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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29

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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30

May 2019

Pushed by USMCA, Mexico Overhauls Federal Labor Law in Workers’ Favor to Improve the Labor Justice System

On May 1, 2019, International Workers’ Day, Mexico published amendments to its Federal Labor Law in the Federal Official Gazette and secured the right of Mexican workers to organize, enter into collective bargaining agreements and a new justice system that will replace and improve the current labor boards. A summary and explanation of the amendments to the Federal Labor Law can be found here. Javier...

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30

May 2019

Empujado por el T-MEC, Mexico Aprueba Modificaciones a la Ley Federal del Trabajo en Favor de los Trabajadores y para mejorar el sistema de justicia laboral

El 1 de mayo de 2019, como parte de la celebraciones día internacional trabajo, México publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación modificaciones a la Ley Federal de Trabajo, con lo que se garantiza el derecho a los trabajadores a organizarse, firmar acuerdos colectivos de trabajo, así como un nuevo sistema de justicia laboral que reemplazará y mejorará a las actuales Juntas...

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08

Mar 2019

DOL Issues Its New Proposed Rule for Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited replacement of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” exemptions to $35,308 per year ($679 per week), from the previous $23,660 per year ($455 per week), which had been in effect since 2004. The new Proposed...

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21

Feb 2019

Estímulos Fiscales en la Región Fronteriza Norte de México y los Estados Unidos

By Javier Lopez de Obeso, Associate Attorney El 1 de enero de 2019 entró en vigor el Decreto de Estímulos Fiscales de la Región Fronteriza Norte (el “Decreto”) y el 30 de enero de 2019 el Servicio de Administración Tributaria (“SAT”) publicó las reglas generales “las “Reglas”) para la aplicación decreto, que da varios beneficios a los contribuyentes materia impuesto sobre la renta...

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