Apr 2020


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 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: The pertinent section telling employers how to receive the credit and how much of a credit is here:...

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Mar 2020

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...

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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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Apr 2019

ScottHulse Attorney Rosemary M. Marin Elected as Board Chair of the United Way of El Paso County

Rosemary M. Marin has been elected as Board Chair of the United Way of El Paso County for 2019-2020. Ms. Marin is a Shareholder, Director, and Chair of ScottHulse Law Firm’s Labor and Employment and Education Practice Groups. For more than 93 years, United Way of El Paso County has focused on creating long-term, lasting change to make El Paso a better community for everyone....

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