Sexual Harassment Settlements With Non-disclosure Agreements Are No Longer Tax Deductible. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) affects employers who settle sexual harassment claims and wish to keep the settlement from… Read more
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Texting is perhaps the most ubiquitous manner of communication in our society today. For example, texts from the Presidential Office are now considered official governmental documents and have become almost routine. However, healthcare providers in… Read more
Effective today, civil penalties in federal states for violations of OSHA standards and regulations increased to adjust for inflation. In the Federal Register issued January 2, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor published notice of… Read more
An old curse of somewhat unsettled origin states: “May you live in interesting times.” For many individuals, a plan for interesting times should include consideration of the use of a self-settled asset protection trust. A… Read more
“The most powerful person in America is a US District Court Judge” Finding that the Trump Administration’s proposed transgender ban “does not appear to be supported by any facts,” U.S. Dist. Ct. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly… Read more
Cybersecurity insurance policies should be a key piece of your cybersecurity protection plan. However, don’t let yourself get tricked into believing that all policies are created equal. Just like any insurance policy, there are many… Read more
Cybersecurity Compliance Deadlines Are Approaching Entities contracting with the Department of Defense (DOD) face a December 31, 2017 deadline to comply with modified DOD cybersecurity requirements. The modified requirements impose heightened reporting obligations, which require… Read more
The Department of Labor has issued a regulation that expands the procedural requirements for disability claims made under employee benefit plans. Plans are required to be in compliance with the regulation by January 1, 2018. This… Read more
New form becomes mandatory beginning September 18 On Monday, July 17, 2017, a newly revised Form I-9 (this link requires Adobe Reader or equivalent PDF viewer) was issued was by USCIS. This one will take the place… Read more
I love the summer. Warm weather, outdoor activities, the beach but there is also the bite of being outside. For your business that “bite” often comes with the change of the July 1 calendar. Many new… Read more