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DWM & MeASBO Law Seminar
Friday, October 09, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
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This year, DWM and MeASBO are presenting the Annual Law Seminar online. 

School finance and labor attorneys will discuss the topics below:
• Covid Related Tax Compliance
This session will help school finance officials navigate through the numerous new IRS compliance issues related to the coronavirus. Topics will include and overview of the various employment tax incentives available to public school districts, including a review of how to claim any such employment tax incentives on IRS quarterly Form 941. We will also discuss recent changes to 403(b) and 457 plans school districts offering such plans need to be aware of, and more.  
• Guidance on New Issues in Employment Laws
This segment will cover new and important changes to employment laws that school administrators should be aware of, including COVID-19 related paid leave laws and information contained in the regulations to Maine’s Earned Paid Leave law. 
• Responding to Budgetary Pressures During COVID
Discussion of the following topics:
  • Contingency planning for state and/or local tax revenue shortfalls
  • Student residency and financial impacts
  • Use of cash flow borrowing for school districts
  • Expanding statutory cost center transfer authority
  • Amendments expanding reserve fund authority
  • Responding to state curtailments
  • Responding to municipal demands to curtail expenditures
  • School district enforcement of member assessments
  • Borrowing in a low interest rate environment
• Q&A Session – a.k.a. “Stump the Chump!”
Our attorneys will field questions regarding any topics concerning business managers. 

The cost is $159 per person.  Please follow the below link to register for the virtual workshop:


Questions about the seminar should be directed to:  Donna Swiderek at 800.727.1941 ext 565 or [email protected]