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Is Your Business Required To Pay Business Taxes During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

In Business Tips, COVID-19, Legal Compliance by Ian AldenLeave a Comment

For the most part, the answer is no – that is to say, individuals are still required to pay taxes, as are businesses. That being said, there are a few COVID-related exceptions. First, in the CARES Act, Congress allowed for a deferral of the employer’s portion of Social Security taxes for periods between March 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020, payable 50% …

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Can Businesses Make Exceptions To COVID-19 Face Mask Requirements For Clients?

In Business Tips, COVID-19, Employment Law, Litigation & Lawsuits, Marketing Tips by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

As businesses slowly reopen from forced closure and the Stay- at- Home requirements are gradually lifted, business owners find themselves trying to navigate the new guidelines of the State, CDC and OSHA while keeping their clients happy.  The mandate for the public to wear masks tends to be the current requirement that is causing the most conversation among business owners …

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What to Consider When Your Tenant Asks You to Renegotiate a Commercial Lease

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, Contracts, COVID-19, Litigation & Lawsuits by Carrie CookLeave a Comment

Is the Lease About to Expire? The first thing to do is look at your lease and determine when the lease is set to expire. Is your tenant attempting to renegotiate for a future lease agreement, or are they trying to renegotiate the rental rate on their current lease? Most leases will specify that the tenant must notify the landlord …

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No-Handshake Policy and Other Policies for Businesses to Consider During (and After) Coronavirus

In Business Tips, Business Transactions, COVID-19 by Kameron KramerLeave a Comment

Handshakes, once a key part of professionalism in the workplace and world of networking, may now be a thing of the past due to coronavirus concerns. As more people return to the workplace, business owners are trying to figure out how to best keep their workers and customers safe while still appearing personable and professional. First impressions are especially important …

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Office Space Post COVID-19

In Business Tips, COVID-19 by Larry DonahueLeave a Comment

Throughout history there have been instances when a singular event changed how we did business..forever. One of my final business courses in college 20+ years ago concluded with my Professor urging us to give careful thought as to what employer we tied ourselves to in the future. “If you work for a company whose way of doing business does not …

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Hazard Pay in New Mexico

In Business Tips, COVID-19, Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Law by Larry Donahue2 Comments

On May 1, New Mexico became the second state to establish hazard pay specifically for child care workers According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Hazard Pay” means employees receive additional pay for performing hazardous duties or work involving physical hardship. Work duty that causes extreme physical discomfort and distress which is not adequately alleviated by protective devices is deemed …