Coronavirus

Vaccination Mandate for Nursing Homes is Revived, for Now, in Wisconsin

After being blocked this month by a federal judge in Louisiana, the COVID vaccination mandate for nursing home staff has been reinstated in Wisconsin and 25 other states, at least for now. The background: In November the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services required nursing homes participating in Medicare and Medicaid to have staff fully vaccinated by January 4 (except for staff with...

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Managing Potential Employee Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Requirements

Even before the Biden Administration promulgated its now-in-legal-limbo vaccination/testing mandates, the COVID-19 pandemic had brought health-related, and religious-related, matters to the forefront of the employer-employee relationship, perhaps like never seen before. As a result, employers often have been forced to have difficult conversations with employees over topics like mandatory...

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Ruling Puts Vaccination Mandate for Nursing Homes on Hold

The federal requirement that nursing homes vaccinate staff against COVID-19 is on hold temporarily after a judge’s ruling this week in Louisiana. The ruling, coming amid concerns over the omicron variant of the coronavirus, could ease pressure on nursing homes facing staffing shortages but for now leaves vaccination rules in an uncertain status. In November, the Centers for Medicare &...

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Milwaukee Bar Association’s Law & Technology Conference

Milwaukee Bar Association’s Law & Technology Conference

With the increasing number of reported data breaches, having the best practices in place to protect businesses and individuals remains a priority. Leading professionals in the technology and legal industries will gather to address timely topics related to security breaches, cyber insurance, virtual mediation, and blockchain. The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be Phillip Droege,...

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What’s Next for Employers: OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

What’s Next for Employers: OSHA’s Vaccine and Testing Mandate

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, litigation pending in several federal circuits regarding the federal vaccine/testing mandate described below was consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Below, we summarize the mandate, discuss the various court developments, and provide guidance as to steps employers could take while the legal challenges continue. OSHA Issues ETS Mandate...

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D|K Advisor Series

Davis|Kuelthau offers complimentary Advisor Series presentations for business advisors across the Green Bay and Greater Fox Valley region. The Advisor Series is intended to facilitate a  collaborative relationship among business advisors so we can better serve our clients. All presentations take place at Davis|Kuelthau's Appleton Office located at 2800 East Enterprise Avenue, Appleton, WI 54913....

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IRS Provides Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2022

IRS Provides Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2022

While Congress is busy debating changes to federal tax law, the IRS continues to operate on the basis of existing provisions.  Over the last week, a number of updates have been issued by the IRS regarding inflation adjustments.  Below is a summary of the recent announcements for calendar year 2022. INCOME TAXATION On November 10, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service announced the annual inflation...

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Vaccination Mandate for Nursing Homes is Revived, for Now, in Wisconsin

Nursing Homes Must Vaccinate Staff by January 4

Nursing homes participating in Medicare and Medicaid must have all non-exempt staff fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022, under an emergency regulation issued November 4. Exemptions are allowed for staff with certain recognized medical conditions or religious beliefs. The emergency regulation, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, complements a...

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IRS Provides Tax Inflation Adjustments for Tax Year 2022

When Congress Says, “Never Mind”, Does It Mean It? The latest news regarding changes to the Gift and Estate Tax Laws.

For nearly a year, various proposals and so-called “frameworks” have been debated in Congress regarding changes to the federal estate and gift tax laws.  Nearly all would have (i) reduced the amount that individuals could gift during lifetime or bequeath at death before application of federal transfer taxes, (ii) eliminated the so-called “step up” in basis that occurs at death and enables those...

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2021 Manufacturing First Expo and Conference

2021 Manufacturing First Expo and Conference

As a proud supporter of manufacturing and technology, Davis|Kuelthau will be a keynote sponsor at the First Business Manufacturing First Expo and Conference taking place on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. This prominent event is designed for manufacturers to showcase their successes, announce their latest developments and provides premier networking opportunities with other leading professionals in...

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