COVID-19 resource center
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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread globally, our main objectives now are to support you and your businesses, and to navigate this complicated and ever-changing environment together with you. Rely on these free resources, created by our legal and tax experts, to assist you as you prepare and respond to issues.
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 - Overview
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 was signed into law on March 18, 2020. This nano course discusses family and medical leave, sick leave, tax credits to employers and self-employed taxpayers providing the leave, and the effect on employer-sponsored health plans. This course provides a general review of new developments in taxation.
Free West LegalEdCenter COVID-19 courses
Thomson Reuters and West LegalEdcenter are offering two COVID-19 related CLE programs at no cost. Once you’ve selected a program, use one of the two promotion codes during the purchase process to access the programs without expense. You can then repeat the process with a second program and the second code.
Promo codes: COVID19CLE1 and COVID19CLE2
Coronavirus: How to Prepare Your Business, Employees, and Customers
How you respond in the middle of a disaster will determine whether you just survive or you actually thrive. How do you protect your business, your employees, your customers? Join this complimentary webinar where we will discuss the critical issues you need to consider, how to develop a response plan, and how to find the silver lining.
Cadwalader pauses partner distributions, cuts pay for other employees amid pandemic
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is pausing partner pay and temporarily cutting compensation for associates and other employees by up to 25% in an effort to reduce costs without layoffs as it grapples with the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.
Critical Tax and Practice Updates in the Age of Coronavirus
This webinar will address the key tax provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and pending legislation expected to authorize payments to American families and businesses. We will also discuss the tax payment relief provided by IRS Notice 2020-17, with up-to-the minute updates as additional filing season relief provisions are made available to taxpayers and tax practitioners.
Paid sick leave law takes effect after DOL addresses exemptions, other issues
A new federal law mandating paid sick and family leave for some workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic takes effect Wednesday, as employers are still sifting through detailed guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in recent days.
Mindfully Tackling the Challenge of the Coronavirus
In this period of uncertainty and heightened stress, this webinar aims at introducing you to the basic elements of mindfulness to better tackle and cope with this challenge. This webinar will provide you with practical tips to build resilience and stability with the changes we are facing professionally and personally.
Assessing Coronavirus Risk for Disclosures
This course identifies considerations that public companies should keep top-of-mind as they assess the current and potential impact of the coronavirus on their businesses and work to factor coronavirus risks into their reporting and disclosure practices
How The Coronavirus Is Increasing Audit Risks in 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global financial market response, auditors must be mindful of heightened audit risks this year. This course reviews some of the areas of concern that auditors should keep in mind when working with their clients.
Communicating COVID-19 Legislation - Filing and Payment Delay, HSA Payment, Payroll Tax Credit
This nano course assists tax professionals with informing clients of recent legislation and actions as Congress and the IRS provide relief to individuals and business facing the challenges of COVID-19.
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Contact trace and locate resources with CLEAR
Thomson Reuters CLEAR is an online data platform that can help government agencies locate individuals with potential health risks associated with COVID-19. With CLEAR, you can easily access billions of public records, publicly available information, and proprietary data to support your prevention and preparedness response. We will provide CLEAR access to state and Federal health agencies for at least 60 days for no fee or obligation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Practical Law toolkit
Global Coronavirus toolkit
A toolkit to guide counsel working across jurisdictions through Practical Law's global Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemics and business interruption content. It provides resources for use in the UK, US, China, Australia, and Canada.
Special online event | April 3, 2020
Emerging Trends in the Legal Market: Discussion and Resources for Legal Professionals in Uncertain Times
Join us for a virtual event focused on key issues impacting the legal professional community globally related to COVID-19. Hear from industry experts about the shifts in the legal market, impacts on the practice and implications of recent legislation. In addition, hear first-hand how other legal organizations are using technology to work and collaborate remotely within their practice and with clients.
Free resources for tax and accounting customers
Thomson Reuters Backstage talks COVID-19
Each week, hear how the outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting the tax and accounting profession.
Update for March 27, 2020
This week’s topic is the recently passed CARES Act. We'll explore several provisions for both individuals and businesses.
Going Remote as Firms Deal With COVID 19
A special episode of Pulse of the Practice as Paul and Will talk about some of the aspects of Paul’s firm moving all of their operations to a remote/virtual world. Paul shares the impact on work routines and rhythms, and together discuss leading clients through these kinds of challenging times.
Understanding and Solving Your Clients’ Business Needs in a Challenging Time
Your clients that have businesses that are open and running will be seeing disruptions to their workforce, supply chain, and a host of other issues. In fact, your own business is probably facing the same issues. In order to serve your clients better, and perhaps yourself too, in this article is a list of business issues that the Small Business Administration has compiled. And some links to SBA programs that might offer solutions to those issues.
IRS Suspends Certain Compliance Programs Due to COVID-19
In an Information Release, the IRS has announced that beginning April 1, it will provide relief to taxpayers that ranges from easing payment guidelines for installment agreements and Offers in Compromise to postponing certain compliance actions.
Small Business Loans – We Finally Have Some Answers
The good news is that there is 2 trillion dollars out there with a $349 billion ear marked for low interest rate emergency small business loans. Let’s get our share! After all we will all be paying back this stimulus package for the remainder of our natural lives.
IRS Issues Official Guidance on Filing and Payment Deadline Postponements
In Notice-2020-18, IRS has made official the earlier announcement by Treasury Secretary Mnuchin that the filing and payment deadline for 2019 federal income tax returns and 2020 federal income tax estimates that would otherwise be due on April 15, 2020, has been postponed to July 15, 2020.
FASB Assessing Impact of Accounting Rules Amid Looming COVID-19 Credit Crunch
The FASB is assessing the impact of certain accounting rules in light of the coronavirus pandemic, which is likely to bring about credit crunch without intervention. Among the accounting standards the FASB is reviewing are the credit loss and loan modification rules.
COVID-19 Legislation Affects Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, Addresses FMLA and Sick Leave
Congress has passed, and the President has signed, legislation intended to ease the economic consequences stemming from the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by expanding FMLA and sick leave available to employees and providing tax credits to employers providing the leave.
Free resources for risk and compliance customers
COVID-19 Seen Increasing Cyber Risks From Firms With Growing Phishing Threats, Remote Working
Legal experts are warning companies to beef up their cybersecurity defenses as COVID-19 presents new opportunities for fraudulent email, increased phishing and other risks related to the rise of employees working from home.
Business Continuity Plans May Falter In Long-Lasting Crisis, Raising New Risks, Market Abuse Concerns
The business continuity plans (BCP) of financial services firms and market infrastructures were not designed for a long-lasting global pandemic and are likely to come under pressure as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. Faltering BCPs may raise new risks for firms and senior managers, particularly when more traders may be working from home with less surveillance.
OPINION: What Good Or Better Practice Looks Like In The Continuing Pandemic Uncertainty
The continuing uncertainty regarding COVID-19 is having a profound impact on financial services firms, their employees and customers, and the wider world but it is clear firms must be prepared for all eventualities.
Beware business customers whose banking activity is unchanged during COVID-19 crisis – AML experts
As government mandates stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic keep many restaurants, bars and other businesses shuttered or doing limited to-go business, bank financial crimes compliance professionals would be wise to beware those whose transaction patterns remain unchanged, experts say.
What Financial Institutions Need to Know about the Market Crisis & Ponzi Schemes
Rising markets can mask Ponzi schemes — often, it is easy to raise funds, and few investors are asking for redemptions. When the stock market crashes and investors simultaneously try to cash out of a previously unknown fraudulent investments, the schemes quickly collapse due to the ensuing liquidity crisis.
U.S. $2 trillion coronavirus relief package stops short of covering uninsured
The U.S. Congress’ $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed by the Senate late Wednesday will require private insurance plans to cover COVID-19 treatment and a potential vaccine in future at no cost, but stopped short of providing or expanding health insurance to the uninsured who fail to qualify through other government-aided programs.