Retirement Security and Disclosure Burdens

Executive Order Directs Department of Labor and Department of Treasury to Take Steps to Strengthen Retirement Security and Reduce Disclosure Burdens On August 31, 2018, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) announcing a goal… Read more

VA, MD, NC: New Laws and Trending Ideas!

Mid-Atlantic States Update: New Laws in Effect July-December 2018 Several key legal actions were taken in state legislatures during the first six months of 2018. Here’s a peek at the changes ahead for Virginia, Maryland, and… Read more

Raging Waters: Over 5,000 I-9 Audits by September 2018!

I-9 audits are on the rise and won’t stop any time soon! According to an Associated Press article this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations unit has plans to conduct over 5,000 audits… Read more

Supreme Court Allows Class Action Waivers

In a much-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) has ruled that employers may require that employees waive their right to pursue class or collective employment claims as part of a mandatory arbitration program…. Read more

The Future of Money: How Real is Virtual Currency?

A hot-button topic lately has been the burgeoning industry of cryptocurrency and the growth of blockchain technology. While there is plenty of room to argue its virtue, most everyone paying attention agrees at the very… Read more

Pass-Through Entities and the 2017 Tax Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 contain several provisions applicable to pass-through business entities (“PTEs”), which include partnerships (and LLCs that are treated as partnerships for federal income tax purposes), S corporations, and… Read more

The New Tax Reform & the HR Department

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