Father with kids

August 31st, 2020

Custody Orders and Distance Learning

Normally the return to school is a busy time for families. Students look forward to seeing friends they have not seen over the summer, and parents anticipate a return to routine often absent during summer…

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August 20th, 2020

COVID-19 Lease Amendments

It has been nearly six months since the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia declared states of emergency in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Though local jurisdictions have put in place…

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Signing Contract

August 17th, 2020

Changing Contracts Amid COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 have led to numerous contract disputes in all industries. Contracts often include a Force Majeure (or “Act of God”) provision, which provides for what happens when circumstances beyond a party’s control…

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Payroll tax

August 10th, 2020

Executive Order Suspends Collection of Certain Employee Payroll Taxes

President Trump issued an Executive Order on August 8, 2020, postponing the withholding, deposit and payment of the employee portion of Social Security taxes from September 1, 2020 until after yearend in the case of…

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Covid Employment Interview

June 30th, 2020

Andrew Schwartz Speaks on PPP Loan Forgiveness & Legal Considerations as Employees Return to Work

Business attorney Andrew Schwartz joined The Small Business Network and Montgomery Community Media for a recorded presentation on “Payroll Protection Plan: Your Loan Forgiveness Questions Answered!” The presentation covers a range of topics, including answers…

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June 19th, 2020

Navigating the Back-to-School Decision with Your Ex

While school just let out for the summer, many parents are thinking ahead to the fall and whether they will send their children back to school if schools open back up. It is a tough…

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June 8th, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“Act”), which amends key provisions of the Small Business Act and the CARES Act that relate to the…

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IRS Building

June 4th, 2020

IRS Grants Further Relief – Extends People First Initiative

In light of continued economic hardship facing Americans, the IRS has extended its People’s First Initiative, effectively granting continued tax collection relief beyond the previously identified July 15th deadline. Key benefits to the People’s First…

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May 22nd, 2020

Impact on Personal Injury Settlements During COVID-19

During this time of COVID-19 many things are on hold, but your right to get fair compensation for your injuries should not be one of them. You may have heard the courts in Maryland, Virginia,…

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Deadline

May 22nd, 2020

Flexible Spending Arrangements Become Even More Flexible

To assist in recovery from COVID-19, IRS announced in Notice 2020-29 that unused amounts from 2019 for medical costs or dependent care in a cafeteria plan may be utilized for expenses incurred through December 31,…

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