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Can Employers Offer Incentives to Participate in Wellness Programs?

Can Employers Offer Incentives to Participate in Wellness Programs?

Ask any employment law attorney this question, and you’re bound to receive the answer dreaded by clients everywhere… it depends. Over the past several decades, more and more employers have implemented employee health promotion and disease prevention programs, commonly...

OCC Proposes New Rule Concerning Permissible National Bank Premises

OCC Proposes New Rule Concerning Permissible National Bank Premises

January 4, 2021, the OCC issued a proposed rule which amends its regulations on ownership of real property by national banks and federal savings associations. The proposed rule, which will be codified as 12 C.F.R. 7.1024, replaces a prior rule on permissible national...

COVID Vaccines at Work

COVID Vaccines at Work

With COVID-19 vaccinations being distributed and administered around the country, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance to employers as they consider implementing vaccine-related policies in the workplace. Becoming familiar with...

2021 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

2021 Estate Gift Tax Exclusions

The lifetime estate exclusion amount (also sometimes called the estate tax exemption amount, the applicable exclusion amount, or the unified credit amount) has been increased for inflation beginning January 1, 2021. Applicable Exclusion Amount Under the 2010 Tax...

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Joel Rische

Davenport Evans Announces New Partner Joel Rische

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP is pleased to announce that Joel R. Rische has become a partner in the firm. Joel R. Rische, is a member of the firm’s litigation section, having joined the firm in 2015. Joel’s focus is on commercial litigation in both state...

FFCRA Leave Expires December 31, 2020

FFCRA Leave Expires December 31, 2020

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Trump signed COVID-19 relief legislation providing government funding and a long-anticipated coronavirus relief package. The wide-sweeping legislation contains the answer to the question employers have been asking for weeks—do...

Preparing to Bank Hemp and Marijuana in South Dakota

Preparing to Bank Hemp and Marijuana in South Dakota

Hemp production has been legalized under both Federal and South Dakota law, and to the surprise of many, South Dakota voters recently approved a constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana.  Bankers are already experiencing deposit-opening and loan requests from...