Trump’s executive orders: Payroll tax deferral. Rose Law Group attorney Dan Gauthier outlines what this “payroll tax holiday” could mean for employers.

By Daniel Gauthier | Rose Law Group Reporter Over the weekend President Trump signed four executive orders providing COVID-19 related relief to Americans. The President’s actions come as Congress continues to negotiate – and fails to agree on – the next round of COVID-19 stimulus funding. Contained in one of the executive orders is a payroll tax deferral for certain American workers …

HealthyVerify helps schools with ‘everchanging’ COVID-19, reopening landscape

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification) By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter For Rick Ogston, the CEO of Desert View Schools in Yuma, one of the biggest challenges for his charter schools during the COVID-19 pandemic has been all the changing information and approaches to curbing the virus. “Really, it has been the everchanging information about COVID. …

Gompers prepares to reopen to serve developmentally disabled population

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By AZ Business Magazine | AZ Big Media The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost every aspect of everyday life. But for those with developmental disabilities, the effects are even more profound.  Gompers, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, provides a broad spectrum of services to developmentally disabled individuals — but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many of those services …

Phoenix school district turns to HealthyVerify Certification to help with new school year, COVID-19

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification)   By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter   For Marvene Lobato the biggest challenge for the COVID-19 pandemic is the uncertainty presents on numerous fronts.   Lobato is the Superintendent of the Fowler Elementary School District in Phoenix. The district has 7 schools, a child care center and 4,500 students. Like …

Arizona public school community weighs pros, cons, COVID-19 as return looms; RLG Founder and President Jordan Rose shares insight with the Independent

By Melissa Rosequist | Daily Independent As droves of Valley students start the 2020-21 school year this fall among the global pandemic of 2020, Arizona school districts move forward independently with no two plans alike. Gov. Doug Ducey announced recently Arizona school districts would be given authority to make the best decisions for their students — providing little guidance on …

Should immigrants be eligible for COVID housing assistance funds? RLG Immigration Chair Darius Amiri comments

By Jessica Boehm | AZ Central Immigrant rights activists held a rally in downtown Phoenix on Monday to encourage the Phoenix City Council to provide a COVID-19 relief fund for undocumented Arizonans. Activists say that while Phoenix and other government entities have doled out relief funds for residents, small businesses and large corporations, they’ve “left the undocumented community to fall through …

Here’s what small business owners want from the next GOP Covid-19 bill; RLG attorney Dan Gauthier comments

Darla Mercado | CNBC Details of  Senate Republicans’ version of a coronavirus aid bill are starting to emerge. Accountants question whether it will provide enough relief to small businesses. GOP lawmakers expect to release their aid bill next week. The proposal is expected to call for another round of stimulus checks and an extension of the enhanced federal unemployment payments – …

U.S. immigration officials spread coronavirus with detainee transfers

Mica Rosenberg, Kristina Cooke, Reade Levinson | Reuters NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Public health specialists have for months warned the U.S. government that shuffling detainees among immigration detention centers will expose people to COVID-19 and help spread the disease. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has continued the practice, saying it is taking all necessary precautions. It turns out the health …

AESD first public district to be HealthyVerify certified

By Erin Brassey | West Valley View Avondale Elementary School District became the first public district in the state to receive the HealthyVerify certification. The district also discussed reopening plans at a governing board meeting July 7. According to the board presentation, the district plans to offer a choice of in-person or online schooling, with new health and safety protocols including …

HealthyVerify helps Gompers navigate COVID-19 for nonprofit staff, members with developmental disabilities

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents HealthyVerify Certification.) By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Mark Jacoby, president and CEO of Gompers, said every time his nonprofit group came up with some answers on when and how to reopen its services to those with development disabilities more COVID-19 questions would arise.  “What happened was for every answer we came up …