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  • Tax News Alert

    IRS Announces Tax Day Extended to May 17

    March 18, 2021
    The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued the following press release yesterday announcing the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.
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  • Jeremiah Wood

    Jeremiah D. Wood

    The Impact the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Has on Single Employer Plans

    March 17, 2021
    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021. The ARPA follows previous laws applicable to the minimum funding contribution requirements for defined benefit plans, and this article discusses the impacts of the ARPA on Single Employer Plans (as opposed to Multi-Employer Plans).
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  • Robert Smith & Katie Campbell

    Tourism Industry to Benefit From Extended PPP

    March 8, 2021
    The extended Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is of particular interest to those in the tourism industry because it addresses specific issues businesses like hotels, restaurants and bars are facing and have faced during the pandemic. Below is a summary of two recent articles that explain the loan program in more detail.
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  • Labor & Employment

    Lunch & Learn Webinar - March 2021

    March 5, 2021
    Attorneys Mike Moore and Katherine Campbell discuss the most pressing COVID-issues in the workplace and give an update on new legislation that includes unemployment rates. The webinar is part of the firm's monthly Lunch and Learn Webinar Series. (March 4, 2021)
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  • Gender Equity Award

    Friday, Eldredge & Clark Receives 2021 Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership Award

    March 4, 2021
    Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP is proud to announce the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA) has named the firm the recipient of the 2021 Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership Award. The award was announced Wednesday, March 3 at the 33rd Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards Celebration in Little Rock.
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  • Coronavirus Alert

    EBSA Disaster Relief Notice Provides Guidance on Outbreak Period Relief

    March 1, 2021
    Employers who sponsor group health, dental and/or vision plans should be aware that the Department of Labor (DOL) just issued EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2021-01 which provides specific guidance and recommendations to employers in connection with Outbreak Period relief previously issued by the DOL and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in joint guidance issued last year in EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2020-01 (Joint Notice).
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  • Julio R. Olaya Jr.

    Top 5 COVID-Related Issues Employers Should Know About

    March 1, 2021
    Welcome back after last month’s snowstorm. While last month’s weather events temporarily changed employers’ focus, we cannot understate the importance of continuing to follow COVID-19 guidance in the workplace particularly with the recent announcement by Governor Hutchinson. The general trend of infections and active cases in Arkansas is headed in the right direction, but employers should continue to remain vigilant to limit risk for their employees and client. Our newsletter this month focuses on updates to COVID-related mandates and guidance at the State and Federal levels.
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