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We’re pleased to announce Evolutions in Design is the 2020 winner of the Ruder Ware Innovator Award in Memory of G. Lane Ware.
Our Estate Planning Team continues to honor National Estate Planning Awareness Week with their second vlog post. Attorney Kayla Murphy educates viewers on what a health care power of attorney is, what their responsibilities are, and why it’s important you have this document drafted.
OSHA’s enforcement activity has been accelerating as the number of COVID-19 cases has increased. Now OSHA has issued a guidance designed to give employers an understanding of the most commonly cited violations arising from OSHA COVID-19-related inspections. They are: Not providing a medical evaluation before a worker is fit-tested for or uses a respirator. Not […]
Through the release of a Revenue Ruling and a Revenue Procedure, the IRS re-affirmed its stance that taxpayers may not deduct payments for otherwise deductible business expenses (i.e., payroll, rent, covered utility payments, etc.) if those payments are made using Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and the company “reasonably expects” to have their PPP loan […]
Attorney Ashley Hawley closes out Ruder Ware’s honoring of National Estate Planning Awareness Week with an informative post on financial powers of attorney. The concept of a financial power of attorney is that you draft a document naming an agent who can to step into your shoes to make financial decisions on your behalf.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently released key Medicare figures for 2021 that will affect all elderly and disabled individuals who receive program benefits. This notice summarizes the changes and their impact on various benefits. As is normally the case, Medicare deductibles and premiums have increased for 2021. Many deductibles and co-pays […]
Wisconsin’s Medicaid rules have been temporarily adjusted amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In her video, Elder Law Attorney Jessica Merkel explains a few scenarios where Medicaid recipients will not lose their Medicaid benefits despite that under normal circumstances they would have.
Last night, after his primetime address, Governor Evers issued Executive Order #94 which advises residents to stay home and take precautions if they have to leave their home. It also encourages businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers, and the surrounding community. While the document is entitled as an “Order” there is no […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a respiratory protection guidance for nursing homes, assisted living, and other long-term care facilities (LTCF) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance recommends that everyone use “source control measures” at all times while in an LTCF, even if the wearer does not have symptoms of the virus. […]