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  • Court of Appeals Holds That Radiology Technician is Not Capable of Committing Malpractice

    April 8, 2020

    Whether a claim sounds in ordinary negligence or medical malpractice can have a significant impact on the viability of a plaintiff’s claim and the scope of damages available in the action. For a claim to sound in malpractice, the defendant must be an individual or entity capable of committing professional negligence as defined in MCL […]

  • IRS People First Initiative Temporarily Adjusts Tax Compliance Programs

    April 6, 2020

    The Internal Revenue Service announced The People First Initiative (IRS Notice 2020-59) which seeks to provide relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions as a response to financial hardships caused by COVID-19. The temporary changes include postponing certain payments related to Installment Agreements and Offers in Compromise, […]

  • Critical Estate Planning Documents During COVID-19

    April 6, 2020

    Estate Planning Remains Important and Possible During COVID-19 As you take accurate precautions to mitigate COVID-19 to protect not only yourself but also your family, there are critical estate planning documents that will assist you and your family to navigate health and family issues should you become ill, quarantined, or hospitalized. These documents can be […]

  • What You Need to Know About the CARES Act

    April 3, 2020

    Please join Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors and Rhoades McKee for a complimentary webinar that will discuss the financial and tax considerations for businesses seeking relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the Paycheck Protection Program. Attend & Understand Eligibility and Calculation of Loan Amounts Regulations and Documentation Requirements Forgiveness Criteria […]

  • DOL Issues Temporary Rule to Provide Further Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    April 3, 2020

    The DOL has issued a temporary rule providing further guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). While the temporary rule is not yet final and its terms may change, it expands and clarifies prior guidance regarding implementation of and compliance with FFCRA. Must an employer compensate an employee teleworking for all time between […]

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Real Estate Transactions

    April 2, 2020

    While businesses close and the economy slows due to COVID-19, questions about obligations in real estate transactions and real property agreements continue to grow. Many parties may find themselves unable to meet their obligations because of the restrictions imposed by Executive Order 2020-21. Numerous companies and service providers supporting a real estate transaction are finding […]

  • How Will COVID-19 Impact My Contracts?

    March 31, 2020

    As individuals and businesses seek to comply with the restrictive measures set in place to contain COVID-19, an organization’s ability to perform its contractual obligations may become difficult or impossible placing significant burdens on contracting parties. While this particular pandemic is unique, contract law has long acknowledged that unforeseen circumstances may arise after a contract […]

  • DOL Issues Additional Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    March 30, 2020

    The DOL issued its first guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) last week that provided helpful information about paid sick leave and the expanded FMLA leave. Since then, the DOL has added significantly more information to its guidance, which clarifies several very important issues regarding the implementation of the FFCRA. Below we […]

  • Practical and Legal Aspects of Restructuring Strategies in a Financial Crisis

    March 30, 2020

    This is a difficult and uncertain time for all businesses. Many business owners are contemplating how to retain and generate cash to meet obligations to employees and stakeholders. In times like this, an ounce of planning now is worth a pound of cure later. While the future is definitely uncertain, stress testing key variables to […]

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