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Commentary: Despite initial win in court, insureds face tough challenge in citing COVID-19 as reason for business interruption claims

Nick Daugherty

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc upon our communities, businesses throughout the country are attempting to rebound from the effects of extensive shutdowns and suspensions of operations.

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Here come coronavirus vaccine passports: What Missourians need to know

Vaccine shot

Missouri businesses and organizations strangled by the dangers of the coronavirus will soon be able to guarantee a relatively safe return to offices and similar public spaces with digitized, highly verifiable “vaccine passports.”

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Governor signs COVID liability bill

Gov. Mike Parson signs a bill intended to offer liability protection during the COVID-19 pandemic in a ceremony in his Jefferson City office on July 7. With him is Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville and an attorney, who was the Senate sponsor of the bill. Photo courtesy of Missouri Senate

Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill intended to offer liability protection for health care workers, manufacturers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tax plan could increase costs of succession planning

Joe Biden

Business owners looking to leave their business through succession planning may be facing more tax decisions if the Biden administration gets its tax code revisions through Congress this year.

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EEOC issues guidance regarding workplace restrooms

U.S. Supreme Court building

On the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, the EEOC has issued new guidance to clarify whether employers can segregate workplace restrooms by gender or sex.

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Commentary: Legally structuring your physical structures

Illustration of words saying LLC, S-Corps, Liability

Just as a properly designed building foundation is critical to accomplish the goal of holding up the walls of the building, the properly designed legal foundation is critical to accomplish the owner’s goals relating to taxation, liability protection and exit strategies.

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