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Effect of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Employer Legal Obligations

April 6 2020 As employers strive to do their part to slow the spread and protect employees from physical impairments or even death caused by the coronavirus…

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 - Federal Tax Law Changes

January 6 2021 The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 ("CAA, 2021"), was passed by Congress, and signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020. CAA, 2021…

Top 10 considerations for oil and gas asset transfers

June 27 2013 As the market heats up this summer, we compiled a "Top 10" list of common issues that we recently have encountered in representing Buyers and Sellers…

Medical Marijuana "Unity Bill" Takes Effect August 28, 2019: Steps Employers Should Consider Now

March 25 2019 On June 26, 2018, Oklahoma voters passed State Question (SQ) 788 legalizing medicinal marijuana. SQ788 left many questions for employers unanswered…

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employers with 500 Employees or Less Must Offer FMLA and Paid Leave for COVID-19

March 15 2020 On March 14, the U.S. House passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act by a vote of 363 to 40. It requires employers with 500 or fewer…

DOL Issues New Guidance in Distinguishing Between Employees and Independent Contractors

January 7 2021 On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a final rule distinguishing employees from independent contractors pursuant to the Fair…

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 - Federal Tax Law Changes

January 6 2021 The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 ("CAA, 2021"), was passed by Congress, and signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020. CAA, 2021…

Telemedicine Gains Acceptance Under FMLA

January 4 2021 On December 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released guidance recognizing the increasingly important role of telemedicine in…

EEOC Issues New Guidance on Whether Employers May Require COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

December 18 2020 As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed across the country, employers must consider which policies and requirements they will follow in determining…

IRS Issues New Guidance on Tax Effect of PPP Loan Forgiveness

December 7 2020 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), has issued further guidance on federal income tax treatment of loans received and forgiven under the Paycheck…