Emily Partridge

Considerations of Estate Planning

by Amanda Afshar, Associate Attorney in the Estate Planning practice group Amid much speculation and media attention, Republicans in Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”) in just under two months, and the President signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act created sweeping tax reforms. The Congressional Budget Office reported

Employment Department Conducts its First Town Hall on Paid Family Leave

  By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group The Employment Department conducted its first virtual “Town Hall” to discuss “Contributions” under the new Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance (“PFMLI”) program.  Several other sessions will be offered on other aspects of the new law.  Because this was the first session, it ended

DOL Changes Course on FFCRA Coverage for Healthcare Providers

  By Randall Sutton, Partner – Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group Back when the FFCRA was first signed into law, we reviewed the statute and were fairly certain that only physicians and direct care providers would be exempt from the FFCRA. Then the DOL issued its FAQs which provided that all employees of a health care provider were exempt whether or