Dear Clients and Friends:
Citron & Deutsch will continue to provide uninterrupted legal services during these unprecedented times. Our office is set up for remote operations and the team here meets by video conference every morning at 7:30 to go over assignments, emergencies, and client needs. We are having estate plan interviews and documentation by phone, and when needed, signings in the office.
We have been using Zoom very effectively to videoconference instead of physical meetings this past week. Even when no one is manning the office, during office hours someone will be answering the phone remotely and we will put you in contact with the appropriate team member.
Please feel free to call or email. Not quite business as usual, and we will work to support you every way we can.
Our attorneys are also monitoring the new business, tax, and employment laws to ensure you are kept current on today’s changing workplace environment. Please note the following and let us know if you have any questions:
- Effective April 2, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides employers with less than 500 employees with a tax credit of up to $511 per employee per day for 10 workdays for eligible employees who must take time off if they are ill, quarantined, or seeking diagnosis or preventative care for coronavirus, and up to $200 per day for employees who take time off to care for family members. There are exceptions allowing employers to exclude employees from taking time off if they are health care providers or emergency responders and for employers with less than 50 employees if it would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.
- Emergency Family and Medical Leave expands your rights to care for children who are out of school or where their place of care has closed where you may take up to 12 weeks of leave (The new law includes all employers with 500 or less employees).
- Income Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15, 2020.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this pandemic. As always, we are all in this together, and will continue to work with you to get through this extraordinary time period. Citron & Deutsch