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KDDK Prepared to Continue Serving Clients Amid COVID-19 Challenges

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn recognizes the increasing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring all health and safety guidance and related legislation being issued by federal, state and local authorities. Please be assured that KDDK is t...

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Dept. of Labor Guidance on Pres. Trump’s Executive Order Prohibiting Certain Diversity and Inclusion Trainings by Federal Contractors

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its first guidance on President Trump’s Executive Order 13950 titled “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” that was issued on September 22, 2020. In general, the Executive Order prohibits federal contractors from promoting race or sex stereotyp...

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Paycheck Protection Program Guidance and Changes in Ownership

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released guidance for businesses that have received funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and are now considering or undergoing a change of ownership. The new Procedural Notice No. 5000-20057, released on October 2, 2020, reduces SBA oversight...

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Revisions and Clarifications to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave Regulations

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued revisions and clarifications to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s ("FFCRA") paid leave regulations in response to a recent ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ("District Court...

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Business Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 – Wins and Losses for Both Sides

There are more than 1,000 pending lawsuits against various insurance companies across the U.S. stemming from COVID-19 claims. The surge of COVID-19 government-ordered shutdowns and health stay-at-home mandates is imposing an unprecedented economic impact on businesses of all sizes. COVID-19 is forc...

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IRS Issues Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

Pursuant to President Trump’s Memorandum “Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster,” available here, employers will be allowed to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of the employee portion of Social Security taxes if the employee’s bi-weekly pre-tax pay i...

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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn Earns Recertification in Meritas, the Leading Global Alliance of Independent Business Law Firms

KDDK membership in Meritas means clients can access quality legal expertise around the world Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded recertification in Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. KDDK joined Meritas in Decembe...

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Mark Samila Named 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Evansville by Best Lawyers; Total of 15 KDDK Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2021

Congratulations to Mark S. Samila, KDDK Co-Managing Partner, on being named The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Evansville. Best Lawyers listings are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, and lawyers are ...

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness FAQs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Treasury Department have released new FAQ guidance concerning various forgiveness aspects of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, provided for under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and amended by the Paycheck Pr...

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NLRB Reverses Browning-Ferris Ruling, Says Obama-Era Board’s Retroactive Application of Joint Employer Standard Unjust

In a monumental decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) held yesterday (July 29, 2020) that the retroactive application of an employee-friendly joint employer test would be “manifestly unjust.” In deciding Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), one of the most contro...

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Evansville Face Mask Order Revoked as Indiana Face Mask Mandate Takes Effect

On July 27, 2020, Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke revoked the executive order requiring the use of face masks within the city limits of Evansville, indicating instead that the city will comply with the statewide mask mandate issued by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb that took effect that day. The Gov...

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