Matthew D. Stokely

As predicted during our Employment Law seminar held in February of this year, the United States Supreme Court has issued a landmark decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender also known as LGBT employees. The Court recently took on a trio of cases to render...

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New PPP Rules Provide Employers with More Options                                                                                                 Date: 6/8/2020 On June 5, 2020, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (PPF) which loosens many of the requirements for existing and future borrowers to obtain forgiveness on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.  The law takes...

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) extended the repayment deadline for Payroll Protection Program (PPP) for businesses that initially took a PPP loan, but did not meet the self-certification requirements at the time that they applied for the loan.  The deadline is now automatically extended from...

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With the constant changes due to COVID-19, business owners and employees alike are trying to figure out how to navigate the Paycheck Protection Program and related laws. Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Wednesday, May 6th at 2:30pm EST, to answer some of the...

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In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provided for mandatory Expanded Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) for employees of businesses with fewer than 500 employees.  The U.S. Department of Labor...

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On March 27, 2020, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a two-trillion-dollar aid package to help individuals and businesses who are experiencing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and to stimulate the economy. Numerous programs are available and while the...

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Updated: 3/23/2020 In response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation(BWC) announced that it is temporarily deferring payment of employer premiums for March, April, and May until June 1, 2020.  In addition to providing this assistance to employers, the BWC also...

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