Businesses large and small have been placed under tremendous financial strain due the current pandemic. Government action at all levels seeking to address the issue are advancing and changing by the hour. Some of these will offer small businesses some relief.
Late yesterday, the United States Senate approved H.R. 6201 – the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FFCRA”) – which provides for expanded protections under the Family Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”) as well as paid sick leave to certain employees impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Sales reps who make the difficult decision to take action upon suffering a contract breach oftentimes have to settle for the equivalent of a ground rule double. Perhaps the litigation results in recovering the unpaid sales commissions plus interest, but not the exemplary damages teased under a state statute.
Question: I recently accepted a job with a startup company and was given shares of company stock at no cost to me in which I will vest over a period of years. Do I have to pay tax on the shares I receive?
2020 Ushered in Significant and Far-Reaching Changes to Illinois’ Employment Laws: Is Your Business in Compliance?
On January 1, 2020, Illinois enacted a series of new employment laws and expanded existing laws which significantly impact every employer and employee in the state of Illinois. What follows is a brief overview of the changes to Illinois’ employment laws and the new obligations they impose on Illinois employers.
Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues New Guidance Regarding Employer Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
Among the sweeping changes to Illinois’ employment law framework, arguably none is as far-reaching or consequential to Illinois employers than the recently enacted amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, which now require every Illinois employer to provide annual mandatory sexual harassment prevention training for all employees, beginning this year.
On Nov. 25, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions for writs of certiorari seeking review of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision, allowing climate scientist Michael Mann’s defamation case to proceed against the National Review, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and two individuals.
Question: I own a stock portfolio which has appreciated significantly in value over the years. Can I transfer the portfolio to my aged mother and have her transfer it back to me upon her death so I can benefit from a step-up in basis when she dies?
Question: I am planning to retire and give stock in my business to my children in the next few years. While I am not expecting any payments in return, I want to continue my salary following my retirement. Can the business continue to pay salary to me after I retire?
Allegedly concerned with “confusing” the public, certain states and the federal government have proposed or enacted legislation requiring meatless food manufacturers to avoid using meat-related terms on their labels. Just as demand for plant-based foods soars, driving...