• Nov 12 2020

    The City of Atlanta recently adopted a new ordinance – called by some “Renter’s Choice” – requiring landlords, in certain circumstance, to provide residential tenants with choices about how they pay security deposits.

  • Information Current as of November 5, 2020

    On October 26, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Notice in the Federal Register seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information about PPP borrowers who received a PPP loan in excess of $2 million. The Notice states collection of information by the SBA would be done through the requirement that those certain PPP Borrowers complete a questionnaire (note: there is one for for-profit entities and one for ...

  • Nov 02 2020

    Everywhere you turn, you hear a consistent message: go vote! Whether it’s the NFL, large corporate brands, or candidates, everyone is talking about the importance of voting.

    You and your business may want to join in and encourage people and employees to vote. But elections are an area full of regulations, so be sure that you don’t accidentally break the law by trying to do something good. Here are three important things to know.

  • Information Current as of October 20, 2020

    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.

  • Oct 16 2020

    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.

  • Information Current as of October 12, 2020

    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”).

  • Information Current as of October 6, 2020

    On October 2, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Procedural Notice to provide information concerning required procedures for a “change in ownership” of an entity that has received a paycheck protection program (PPP) loan.  Prior to issuance of this Procedural Notice, the SBA regulations that govern PPP loans did not expressly address asset acquisitions/sales or even provide a detailed definition of “change of ownership” for ...

  • Information Current as of September 3, 2020

    Until recently, “Day Camps” in Georgia could only operate during school breaks. Governor Kemps’s August 15, 2020, Executive Order expressly suspended that application requirement for some programs for the duration of Georgia’s Public Health State of Emergency. Further, the most recent Executive Order repeated that suspension and expressly stated that Day Camps that provide “Supervision” and/or a physical location for children five (5) years of ...

  • Information Current as of September 3, 2020

    On August 8, 2020, President Trump directed his administration to prevent residential evictions and foreclosures resulting from financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, his Executive Order (EO) states that the administration will take all legal measures needed to prevent this activity. In order to prevent the further spread of the virus, the EO tasks the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control ...

  • Information Current as of September 2, 2020

    In 1955, Canada used an 18-month polio vaccine trial period to set up a compulsory vaccination program. Facing the same health crisis and given the same time period, the U.S. Federal government chose a limited role in engaging State governments to prepare for and distribute the vaccine. Many claimed the U.S. Federal government’s failure to work with the States to prepare and lead in the 1950s led to distribution problems of the polio vaccine, with many poor ...

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