Join us for our consistently popular and informative annual "Best Practices for Best Employers™" labor and employment webinar series. Crafted for in-house counsel, HR professionals and employers of all sizes, this series is ideal for those who are eager to stay at the forefront of employment best practices and the changing policies that will continue to shape the rapidly evolving workplace. Access the full series schedule »
Your business has been hit hard by the pandemic. What can you do to survive? This session will review strategies employers can adopt to reduce employee wage and benefit costs and accommodate working from home while avoiding additional taxes, jail time and other penalties.
This session reviews:
- How to handle payroll taxes for remote employees;
- The tax implications of reimbursing employees for home office expenses;
- Whether employers must offer health care benefits to furloughed employees or employees with reduced hours;
- Extended deadlines for COBRA benefits;
- Retirement plan partial plan termination rules; and
- A brief discussion about how to plan for the Seattle’s City Council new “Jump Start Seattle” tax on businesses, applicable to employees who make more than $150,000 per year.
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Eric Kodesch | Lane Powell | Shareholder
Eric counsels clients on a wide array of federal income tax, and state and local tax issues in both transactional and litigation matters, including general business planning, structuring investments to obtain opportunity zone benefits, financial transactions, trust taxation, executive compensation and choice of entity issues. Eric also assists clients with payroll protection program loan issues and other CARES Act issues.
For state and local matters, Eric assists clients with obtaining tax incentives. He also regularly represents clients in the Oregon Tax Court in controversies. For international transactions, Eric provides guidance to help clients structure cross-border transactions and comply with domestic and global tax regulations.