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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Dual Rate Income Tax

September 21, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What is a Dual Rate Income Tax A dual rate income tax is an income tax rate structure in which two different tax rates are charged depending on income levels. Breaking Down Dual Rate Income Tax With dual rate income […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education Definition

September 20, 2022

Via: Investopedia

IRS Publication 970 is a document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides information on tax benefits available to students and families saving or paying for college. It explains the tax treatment for the most common forms of […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

Why B2B Companies Can’t Ignore the 5th P of Marketing — Payments

September 20, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

For decades, marketers have relied on the four Ps — price, product, promotion and place — as staples of strategic planning. In 1960, E. Jerome McCarthy proposed the four Ps in his book, Basic Marketing: A Managerial Approach, and they […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

How Do Student Loans Factor Into Your Taxes?

September 19, 2022

Via: Investopedia

The student loan interest tax deduction is designed to reduce your taxable income, based on how much student loan interest you’ve paid during the year. It’s important to note that you don’t receive a deduction based on how much you’ve […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

What Is Indentured Servitude?

September 19, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Indentured Servitude? Indentured servitude is a form of labor where an individual is under contract to work without a salary to repay an indenture or loan within a certain timeframe. Indentured servitude was popular in the United States […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania Consider Data Privacy Legislation

September 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

State governments are continuing to propose and adopt legislation that requires businesses to implement policies and procedures to ensure privacy rights for consumers. Businesses operating in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania should prepare for the potential dawning of a new day. […]


Know Your Rights

Is Corporal Punishment Legal in Schools?

September 13, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Does sparing the rod spoil the child? In schools, at least, a growing consensus over the last 50 years is that it does not. Corporal punishment declined dramatically over that span, in large part due to findings that hitting or […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

FLSA Administrative Exemption Requires Showing that Employees Meet the Criteria

September 13, 2022

Via: SHRM

An employer failed to show that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) administrative exemption applied to two former employees who were suing for unpaid overtime, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. Although the employees’ investigative duties were important […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Short (Short Position) Definition

September 12, 2022

Via: Investopedia

A short, or a short position, is created when a trader sells a security first with the intention of repurchasing it or covering it later at a lower price. A trader may decide to short a security when she believes […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

CCLA and LEAF slam discriminatory Newmarket by-law

September 12, 2022

Via: Law Times

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Women’s Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF) have called for the immediate suspension and repeal of Newmarket By-Law 2020-31, which imposes new business license requirements on personal wellness establishments. CCLA and LEAF fear […]


Know Your Rights

Supporting Preparations for and Return from Parental Leave

September 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

Few life events are as transformative as parenthood, and the changes new parents experience can be overwhelming. To help in the transition to parenthood, the Duane Morris law firm has adopted a unique policy—the Ramp Down/Ramp Up Parental Leave Policy—so […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Employers Get Ready: Expanded Privacy Compliance Begins in 2023

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

For the past few years, California’s comprehensive privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) included an important partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors, collectively known as workforce members. The California Privacy Rights Act, which amended […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Court Won’t Force Permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard for Health Care Employers

September 7, 2022

Via: SHRM

A collection of nurses unions asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to order the U.S. Department of Labor to make permanent the agency’s emergency temporary standard for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

What Is Borrower Defense?

September 6, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Borrower Defense? Borrower defense loan discharge, often shortened to “borrower defense,” is a federal regulation that allows students who have been defrauded by their college, university, or career school to seek forgiveness for their student loans. You may […]


Know Your Rights

Why Does TSA Swab Your Hands in Airport Screening?

September 6, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Most of us are used to the TSA screening process at airports by now. Although first-time travelers may not be used to air travel restrictions and security screenings. Here is a summary of the typical process: Have your boarding pass […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Income Tax Definition

August 30, 2022

Via: Investopedia

What Is Income Tax? The term income tax refers to a type of tax that governments impose on income generated by businesses and individuals within their jurisdiction. By law, taxpayers must file an income tax return annually to determine their […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

What the Future May Hold for Account-Based Marketing

August 30, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

We’re all heavily entrenched in account-based marketing (ABM) as a marketing species, but as usual, we’re also a savvy bunch that wants to know what wave of marketing might be next. We have our eyes on the future, because our […]


Know Your Rights

What Is Cyber Flashing?

August 29, 2022

Via: FindLaw

When someone intentionally sends an unsolicited sexual image through the internet, it is called “cyber flashing,” a form of sexual harassment and online abuse. It happens when a sender transmits explicit photos through Wi-Fi, messaging applications, online platforms, Bluetooth, or […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

California Passes Legislation to Expand Retirement Plan Mandate

August 29, 2022

Via: SHRM

In 2016, California passed legislation stating that employers who do not sponsor an employee-retirement plan must participate in a state-run retirement program. This program became known as CalSavers. While there have been legal challenges to CalSavers, the program persists. CalSavers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Unionized Starbucks Workers Were Allegedly Unlawfully Denied Raises

August 29, 2022

Via: SHRM

Starbucks unlawfully denied unionized workers raises that it provided to its nonunionized employees, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) maintained in an Aug. 24 complaint. The company denies any labor law violation. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM […]