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Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

The subsidy of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan repayments offered by the CARES Act has been extended by the newly enacted Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Venues Act (the “Act”). For existing SBA borrowers with currently serviced loans, the government will now pay principal, interest and fees for those loans for an additional […]

Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines

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Employer-Mandated COVID-19 Vaccines

Employers can mandate that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 with certain caveats. In implementing a mandatory vaccine policy, the employer must: Accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of any employee pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; and Accommodate the medical condition and/or disability of any employee under the Americans With Disabilities Act […]

Time to Appeal Property Tax Bill? Think Again.

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Time to Appeal Property Tax Bill? Think Again.

COVID-19 has brought inestimable economic pain to the owners of hotels, motels, restaurants, rental properties, tourist attractions and the like. One would assume that the value of real estate whose value turns mostly on the cash flow it generates has dropped precipitously. Consequently, Ohio commercial property owners might be considering filing an appeal with their […]

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio HB 352 amending the Ohio Civil Rights statutes, Chapter 4112 of the Revised Code. The amendments will go into effect April 13, 2021. The amendments to the Ohio Civil Rights statutes address and clarify a number of issues that are relevant to employers of four or more employees. The […]

“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

Ohio has adopted a modified Limited Liability Company law which becomes effective on January 1, 2022 for all Ohio LLCs and foreign LLCs doing business in Ohio (Senate Bill 276). One of the most important features of the new law is facilitation of the formation of so-called “series” LLCs. One benefit of a series LLC is that […]

Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation

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Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation

Historically and legally, for-profit corporations have been restricted in pursuing social goals because, generally, corporate leadership was fiduciarily obligated to pursue wealth for its owners and shareholders. With Governor DeWine’s signing of Senate Bill 21 on December 21, 2020, Ohio Corporation Law now permits the formation of a “Benefit Corporation” which can pursue both profit and beneficial […]

Congress Trumps IRS and Confirms Tax Deductions for Expenses Paid with PPP Loans

On December 21, 2020, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). President Trump is expected to sign the Act. Significantly, the Act specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes IRS guidance that such expenses could not be deducted if the taxpayer […]

Weston Hurd Recognized in U.S. News/Best Lawyers® as a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

Weston Hurd Recognized in U.S. News/Best Lawyers® as a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that its Cleveland and Columbus offices are recognized in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms” list in both national and metropolitan categories. According to U.S. News/Best Lawyers®, achieving a “Best Law Firms” ranking involves a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations as […]