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Feb 14 2019

State Education Convention Follow Up: #WhatsNext? – #VoteApril2

#WhatsNext
For those of you who attended our "#WhatsNext" presentation, our materials may be accessed here. If you were unable to attend, we certainly understand given the number of high caliber presentations offered. Should you be interested in learning more, in a nutshell, attendees of #WhatsNext were introduced to the hashtag phenomena we have seen over the course of the past few years and how processes can be put in place to effectively manage the phenomena. From the iconic political hashtags of #MAGA, #ImWithHer, and #FeeltheBern, to social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and #TakeAKnee, and finally the student-driven movements of #Enough and #NationalSchoolWalkout, districts were in solidarity in their understanding that the arrival of such hashtag movements created the necessity of quick-response situations in which administration and school boards at times felt unprepared to address. This session addressed how schools could best position themselves to maintain the integrity of the educational environment, yet encourage responsible public debate and participation. Ultimately, attendees left the session in the best possible position to proactively respond to the next hashtag phenomenon.

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Feb 07 2019

IRS Issues New Credit Form for Paid Family/Medical Leave

The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") recently issued the 2018 Form 8994 for eligible employers to complete to receive the Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave ("Employer Credit"). The Employer Credit was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Employer Credit enables eligible employers to claim a general business credit for employees on paid family and medical leave. The Employer Credit is available for years beginning after 2017 and before 2020, and ranges from 12.5% to 25% of wages paid to a qualifying employee while the employee is on family and medical leave. Employers that qualify may claim or elect not to claim the Employer Credit any time within three (3) years from the due date of their return on either an original return or an amended return.

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Feb 07 2019

Navigating the Post-Wayfair World Part Two: A Closer Look at Wisconsin's Economic Nexus Law

This Legal Update is Part Two in our three-part series: Navigating the Post-Wayfair World, a series geared toward helping businesses navigate the changing sales and use tax landscape. In Part One, we discussed how states have responded to the Supreme Court's landmark tax decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. We emphasized that states have not followed a uniform approach in implementing economic nexus rules, and highlighted key variations across state lines. Here, we take a closer look at Wisconsin's response to the Wayfair decision.

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Feb 06 2019

Administrative Expense Priority of Post-Petition Lease Payments

A recent decision, Kimzey v. Premium Casing Equipment LLC,1 reveals growing tension over the appropriate post-petition treatment of a lessor’s administrative expense claim if the debtor rejects the lease. Kimzey also highlights a circuit split over whether actual post-petition use of leased equipment is a condition precedent to the allowance of an administrative expense claim under § 503 (b) (1) (A).

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Feb 04 2019

Health Care Enforcement 2019: How 2018's Enforcement Actions Can Shape Your Compliance Plan

While it's impossible to predict what government enforcement officials are currently working on, the trends from 2018 provide strong guidance for planning compliance efforts in 2019. In fact, 2018 was another busy year for the Department of Justice (the DOJ) and the Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services (the OIG). The following are some notable enforcement trends that may be helpful in planning your 2019 compliance initiatives.

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