An extraordinary amount of ink has been spilled regarding whether opportunity zones, the hot new incentive for investment in low income communities under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, will in fact generate community benefits. (A recent New York Times cover story is particularly stinging.)
New York Temporarily Allows Remote Witnessing of Wills and Other Documents in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Continuing its renewed enforcement of the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has reached a $170 million settlement with Google and YouTube for COPPA violations, surpassing the then-record $5.5 million settlement the FTC reached with Tik Tok less than 6 months ago.
Just in time for Labor Day weekend, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) released its Paid Family Leave (PFL) employee premium rate and benefit level increase information for 2020.
(Drum roll, please … .)
With hurricane season upon us, employers may be considering how they can help employees if disaster strikes. For employers desiring to aid employees affected by a disaster, there are a number of avenues available to assist during these times. However, employers should be aware of the tax implications of such assistance.