New Attorney Stacy R. Hegge Joins Pierre Office with Marty J. Jackley
Please help us welcome our newest associate attorney, Stacy R. Hegge, to our Pierre office location with attorney Marty J. Jackley! Outside of work, Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, and their four children. We are excited to have Stacy’s legal knowledge and experience on our team!
CARES Act and FFCRA Act Update by Attorney Lisa Cagle
Attorney Lisa K. Cagle writes a summary on the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) each contain provisions permitting a refundable tax credit as a measure to encourage employers to retain their existing employees. This memo discusses these tax credits.
Remote Notary Authorization by Attorney Ali Tornow
As part of the 2019 legislative session, South Dakota passed an Act to provide for the remote notarization of documents. The Act became effective July 1, 2019. This Act takes on increasing importance at the current time, as social distancing guidelines and business closures have made in-person notarization impossible or improbable for many people.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act by Attorney Lisa Cagle
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by President Trump on Friday, March 27, 2020. It is a comprehensive bill and there will be guidance from several federal agencies on how to interpret the Act in the next several weeks. The Congressional response to the COVID-19 coronavirus is continuing to develop and change as new challenges emerge. This is a summary of only a portion of the law that was passed on March 27, 2020. Every situation is different. Please consult with counsel to determine how these changes may impact you.
UPDATE: Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) by Attorney Lisa Cagle
The Department of Labor released guidance on March 24, 2020, on interpreting the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In its guidance, the Department of Labor stated that the paid leave provisions of the FFCRA are effective beginning April 1, 2020. This differs from the previous estimate of an effective date of April 2, 2020.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act by Attorney Lisa Cagle
Attorney Lisa K. Cagle from Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP writes about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that President Trump signed into effect on March 18, 2020. This Act will be effective from April 2 until December 31, 2020. The Act provides funding for several programs, several of which apply to employers and their employees. In particular, the Act contains a temporary expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), adds an Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and establishes a tax credit for employers who are required to pay their employees for leave under this Act.