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Morris & Morris, P.S.C. - GC Wireless
During a rare Thursday legal update webinar, James M. Morris, our Employment Law and Retained General Counsel Services Team Lead, discussed the effects of the Bills being vetoed by Governor Beshear, and stated that it is a near certainty that the Kentucky Legislature will be able to pass each Bill despite the Governor's veto, as they have enough votes to do so.
James gave an update on the phases of the vaccine and its rollout, as well as a detailed update on the PPP loans and second draws, stating that forgiveness on the second PPP loan will be given if at least 60% is spent on payroll costs. James also gave an update on the Federal Executive Orders and the EEOC regulations, which have a substantial impact on business management and religious discrimination. You can find the Webinar on the issue located on the Covid-19 tab of our website, or can click here. You can also check out our legal blog, which provides updates on the legal changes surrounding Covid-19, here.
Additionally, as these companies learned, Kentucky-based businesses need to "dust off" their Human Resources manual, update with "Work From Home" and "Remote Working" Policies and Procedures, and assure compliance with all OSHA, FMLA, EFMLEA, FFCRA and CARES Act requirements.
Employers are entering a dangerous time, as employees will exhaust their available FMLA Leave, and application of FFCRA, EFMLEA, and other recent federal acts and policies must be carefully monitored. As James explained, there is assistance available, and employers can receive a dollar for dollar reimbursement from the Federal Government -- but each Employer must assure full and accurate compliance with Federal Law, or risk the reimbursement that may be available. These critical compliance steps must be undertaken carefully.
Contact the Retained General Counsel Team at Morris & Morris for more information. From Policies and Procedures, to assuring a safe workplace environment for your remote workers, to compliance with FFCRA, CARES, EFMLEA, Intermittent Leave, to assurance that your business is in compliance with local, state, and federal law, the Retained General Counsel Team can assist your business through these difficult times.
On Monday, January 11, 2021, our Employment Law and Retained General Counsel Services Team Lead, James M. Morris, gave an update on the Kentucky Legislative Session, COVID-19 vaccine and EEO Laws, and the new COVID-19 relief.
The Kentucky House and Senate hold veto-proof numbers, and are seeking to pass over 10 COVID-19 related bills, including allowing businesses to remain open so long as it meets or exceeds COVID-19 guidelines (HB1) and limiting the action that the Governor may take (HB13; HB171; HB217; and HB218) - all of which are nearly certain to be passed. Mr. Morris covered the legislation in-depth in the now bi-weekly webinar, and more information can be found on our blog page, linked below.
Mr. Morris gave an update on the COVID-19 relief bill, which is nearly 6,000 pages, during the Webinar, and provided information as to how the spending bill effects businesses inside and outside of the Commonwealth. To get all the latest information, check out the Webinar on the topics located on the Covid-19 tab of our website, or can click here. You can also check out our legal blog, which has provided updates on the legal changes surrounding Covid-19, here.
James M. Morris, Our Employment & Business Law and GC Wireless Retained General Counsel Team Lead, is pleased to provide in-depth details and insight into current COVID-19 Legal Challenges, Changes, and Legislation. New insight into proposed (or adopted) legislation, updated PPP funding options, and more!
GC Wireless provides "General Counsel Without Strings." Our Lexington-based Employment & Business Law Attorneys have served, and continue to serve, as Retained General Counsel to dozens of International, National, and Regional Companies. Based upon the decades of experience in working for diverse companies throughout the United States, the GC Wireless Division of Morris & Morris has been uniquely designed to provide outsourced Retained General Counsel services -- services that are of particular value to small and mid-sized clients who do not have the internal infrastructure to have a dedicated in-house legal staff, or do not want to waste resources on a full-time General Counsel who ends up acting as a paralegal or administrative role overseeing outside counsel. These services include Contract Law, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Start-Ups, Temporary Staffing Agency Law, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Policies and Procedures, Regulatory Compliance, and Business and Corporate Law Strategies.
By engaging the firm’s Retained General Counsel services, our clients streamline the integration of legal function and business, enabling expert attention to their legal needs while avoiding the expense of hiring in-house counsel.
The GC Wireless Division focuses on employer services, including Handbooks, Policies and Procedures, Litigation Support (employment, discrimination, retaliation, contract, and arbitration) , mediation, mergers & acquisitions, Coronavirus, PPP, FFCRA, CARES Act, CDC, EEOC, OSHA, Workers Compensation Policies, Wage & Hour, Work at Home, Immigration, Social Distancing Policies, Non-Compete, Trade Secret, business Litigation -- the type of service that was previously only available through a full-time General Counsel. Our unique system now allows large-scale General Counsel services to be delivered to small and medium sized companies, either on a part-time basis or project-based services.
Our Team has provided Retained Counsel Temporary Staffing Agency guidance for over 14-years to over 30+ Temp Agencies throughout the United States.
GC Wireless -- General Counsel Services: on time, on budget, on point.
Our Employment & Business Law and GC Wireless Retained General Counsel Teams have provided extensive assistance regarding COVID-19, Policies and Procedures, Executive Orders, and Regulatory Compliance, and have presented COVID-19 Update SHRM-approved Webinars to hundreds of employers throughout the Southeastern United States for the past nine months. These companies have benefited from our teams' focus on topics ranging from PPP compliance, to FFCRA, OSHA, CDC, Contract Law, Shut-Down order compliance, and EEOC guidance on return to work, working from home, and employer policies and procedures in the new age after the worldwide pandemic. In conjunction with Governors, members of the United States Congress, and industry leaders, Morris & Morris has teamed up with the best leaders to provide up-to-date guidance to companies of all sizes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here for more information and links to the presentations and Webinars
Morris & Morris is located in the historic Taylor Home, originally built in 1812, and part of the Underground Railroad, in Lexington, Kentucky -- the Heart of the Bluegrass, since 1985.
Our attorneys have represented large-scale companies as Retained General Counsel, and have established a well-respected Employment Law Firm, with Attorneys licensed in the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, numerous Federal District Courts, Federal Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
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Our Lexington-Based Employment & Business Law Attorneys have received numerous professional accolades, industry recognition, and legal awards.
Our Team of Retained General Counsel are licensed throughout the United States.
James M. Morris is a past President of the Kentucky Employment Lawyers Association, past Member of the Kentucky Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and recipient of the NTA Top 100 Attorneys and ATLA Top 100 Trial Advocates.
Sharon K. Morris served as the Charter Editor of the University of Kentucky Journal of Mineral Law & Policy, and as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Kentucky College of Law for a number of years, teaching legal writing and courtroom skills. Sharon is a recipient of the NTA Top 100 Trial Attorneys, and was recently awarded Senior Counselor by the Kentucky Bar Association.
Our team of Attorneys are entrusted by international, national, regional and local companies with their Retained General Counsel needs. Morris & Morris has more than seventy years of combined experience in General Counsel, Contract Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment Law, Corporate Law, and Business Services. We pride ourselves on providing unique services designed for individual clients based upon their specific needs. We work diligently to get the best results possible for each of our clients.