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Showing 3 posts from October 2020.

Northern District Court of Georgia: Insurer Not Obligated to Cover COVID-19 Loses

Coronavirus

On October 6, 2020, Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr., Chief Judge for the Northern District Court of Georgia, held that an insurer was not obligated to cover losses two Georgia eateries sustained when they shuttered their dining rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Judge Thrash’s opinion is the first of its kind from any court in Georgia.

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Voting and Employee Time Off

Voting and Employee Time Off

Early voting is underway with many states seeing unprecedented voter turnout. Because it may take longer for employees to vote in person than in years past, all managers should be aware of the employer’s policy and the state laws related to employee time off for voting.

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President Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Order

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Coronavirus

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum and Executive Order whereby the President directed the Secretary of the Treasury to allow for the deferral of the employee-portion of payroll taxes withheld under IRC Section 3101(a) (6.2% for Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) on wages earned during the period of September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (“Deferral Order”).

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