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A flurry of DOL activity ushers in 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor ushered in the new year with a flurry of new guidance on the FLSA, FFCRA, and independent contractors. This activity in the waning days of the current administration reflects the fact that it is the final opportunity for the DOL to address open issues on its agenda.

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Making sense of the Consolidated Appropriations Act: How to deal with all of the tax provisions

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133 on Dec. 27, 2020 (the “Stimulus Act”) was unprecedented for its scope and for the length of the legislation. It provided much needed relief to many sectors of the United States still struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic through a combination of funding for government programs, renewal of the Paycheck Protection Program, and extension or expansion of a multitude of expiring tax incentives. The act combines a $1.4 trillion extension of government funding with nearly $1 trillion in new stimulus measures. The various tax provisions amount to approximately one-third of the nearly $328-billion total of the act’s stimulus measures. 

This discussion focuses on the tax aspects of the Stimulus Act.

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Positive anti doping test, what now?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

McDonald Hopkins attorneys Alan Burger and Mary April suggest 10 important steps if you test positive on an anti-doping test.

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Adam Grais is all-in as festival board chair

Monday, January 11, 2021

Adam Grais has been drumming most of his life. But these days, as the newly appointed board chair of the the Grant Park Music Festival, he is drumming up support — that is, support for a major cultural attraction. This month, Grais began his tenure as board chair of the Grant Park Music Festival.

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OIG adds Medicare Part B psychotherapy services to Its audit list for 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021

In December 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) updated the list of its active work plan categories that will be subject to audit in 2021.

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Four McDonald Hopkins attorneys among speakers to be featured at 30th annual Ohio Business Tax Conference

Friday, January 8, 2021

McDonald Hopkins will serve as a prominent sponsor of the 30th annual Ohio Business Tax Conference, the nation’s largest of its kind. The three-day virtual event from January 19-21, features presenters from around the nation, including four McDonald Hopkins attorneys.

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David Kall quoted in Crain's Cleveland Business article, "Tax Tangle"

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

McDonald Hopkins Cleveland Managing Member David Kall was quoted in Crain's Cleveland Business article "Tax tangle: Small businesses should brace for the possibility of withholdings that follow employees to their homes" by Judy Stringer.

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Take our 2021 Business Outlook Survey

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

For 11 years, McDonald Hopkins has conducted an annual Business Outlook Survey, attempting to determine how you, our clients and friends, view the business climate. As we close out 2020 and head into 2021, we do so with heightened uncertainty, coupled with a touch of vaccine-driven optimism. We hope that you will share with us your views and help us identify challenges and opportunities for the coming year. We look forward to sharing the results of this year’s survey.

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Alexander Misakian joins Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Team in Chicago office

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Misakian brings experience handling a variety of legal matters involving the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, professional liability, premise liability and insurance coverage litigation. He has assisted clients in the development of cybersecurity frameworks, privacy policies and incident response planning, and advised in preparation for and responding to data security breaches, determining and sending required notifications to affected individuals, state regulators, departments of insurances and states’ offices of attorneys general in compliance with regulatory requirements.

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The FFCRA: It's goodbye for now, but maybe not forever

Monday, December 28, 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, speculation swirled among employers about whether the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s December 31 expiration date would be extended. Well, employers have their answer in the stimulus bill signed by President Trump on December 27. It’s goodbye for now to the FFCRA, but it may not be goodbye forever.

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