How to Receive Employer Tax Credit for Paid Sick Leave During Coronavirus
Written by David S. Hansen 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 credit here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-irs-and-labor-announce-plan-to-implement-coronavirus-related-paid-leave-for-workers-and-tax-credits-for-small-and-midsize-businesses-to-swiftly-recover-the-cost-of-providing-coronavirus The pertinent section telling employers how to receive the credit and how much of a credit is here:...
Coronavirus Stimulus: Why it May Pay to Wait on Filing your 2019 Tax Return
Written by David S. Hansen 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, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES”) that gives cash payments out to most Americans. If it passes in the...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Strategies for Collecting Judgments Seminar
On October 17, 2019, Stuart Schwartz and Casey Stevenson will be speaking on Post-Judgment Discovery Strategies at the Strategies for Collecting Judgments seminar in Austin, Texas, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. Learn more about our presenting attorneys below. Stuart R. Schwartz Attorney / Shareholder Casey S. Stevenson Attorney / Shareholder
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 del día internacional del 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...
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...