NEWS & INSIGHTS

CARES Act Programs and Initiatives for Small Businesses

CARES Act Programs and Initiatives for Small Businesses

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronoavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act intended to assist business owners.  Major programs and initiatives in the act include: Paycheck protection program loans, Small business debt relief program, Economic injury disaster loans and emergency injury grants, Small business counseling, Small business Contracting, Small business tax provisions. The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship has put together “The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act” which details the provisions in the act.  Click here to view the guide.

Supporting Your Legal Needs During the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Supporting Your Legal Needs During the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean will maximize its ability to serve you virtually during this two-week period as follows. All Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean attorneys are equipped to work from home and will be available during the duration of the Stay-at-Home Order. Our office will have limited personnel on site to ensure our continued uninterrupted services in this Critical Sector.

Scam Alert and Tips from Minnesota’s Attorney General

Scam Alert and Tips from Minnesota’s Attorney General

We know that many of our clients are demonstrating their generosity by contributing to many different charities—tough times can truly bring out the best of us. Unfortunately, the opposite can also be true. I’ve already heard of scams seeking gift cards to help my “hospitalized” wife (she hasn’t been). Thus we want you to pass on these tips from Minnesota’s Attorney General if you are considering making a donation to help with Coronavirus issues.

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds $15 Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds $15 Minneapolis Minimum Wage

Originally posted by Andrew Moran of Lexblog , February 12, 2020. The Minnesota Supreme Court, the state’s highest court, decided to uphold the minimum wage ordinance which was enacted by the City of Minneapolis back in 2017 and which will eventually require...

Employer Alert: revised Form I-9 effective January 31, 2020

Employer Alert: revised Form I-9 effective January 31, 2020

Posted on LexBlog on February 6, 2020.  Written by James Jensen The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has again released a new and updated version of Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification document. Since November 1986, all U.S. employers...

SECURE Act Becomes Law

SECURE Act Becomes Law

From our friends at Business & Estate Advisers, Inc. in Wayzata : On December 20, 2019 the SECURE Act, which stands for “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” was signed into federal law. This Act includes the most sweeping changes to retirement...

2020 Tax Reference Guide

Our friends at Business & Estate Advisers, Inc. in Wayzata have put together the following 2020 Tax Reference Guide for our Wayzata law firm.  If you have questions about the impact of 2020 tax law on your estate plan, we'd be happy to discuss it with you. ...