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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Supreme Court grants emergency stay of Oregon redistricting ballot measure

August 12, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court issued an emergency order Tuesday staying a district court order granting preliminary injunctions in an Oregon redistricting ballot measure. The ballot measure could drastically alter how Oregon draws its legislative and congressional districts. The “People Not […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Workers’ Compensation Claims: Which Injuries Are Covered?

August 11, 2020

Via: Fit Small Business

Workers’ compensation insurance covers workplace injuries and illnesses. Certain types of injuries aren’t covered while others fall into a grey area. If an injury or occupational illness is sustained while you are performing the duties required by your job, it’s […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California judge blocks Uber, Lyft from classifying drivers as independent contractors

August 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

California Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday against Uber and Lyft, blocking the companies from classifying their drivers as independent contractors. California passed a new law, Assembly Bill 5, that required […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Trump’s economic executive actions raise constitutional questions

August 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

The four executive actions President Donald Trump signed Saturday may face legal challenges because the Constitution grants Congress, not the president, the power to tax and spend. Trump signed three presidential memoranda and an executive order to provide economic relief […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

California Releases a COVID-19 Reopening Playbook for Employers

August 10, 2020

Via: SHRM

On July 24, the state of California released its COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening. According to the playbook, its purpose is to help employers “plan and prepare for reopening their business[es] and to support a safe, clean environment […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Collateral Definition

August 5, 2020

Via: Investopedia

The term collateral refers to an asset that a lender accepts as security for a loan. Collateral may take the form of real estate or other kinds of assets, depending on the purpose of the loan. The collateral acts as […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Federal court rejects Trump administration sick leave restrictions for employees impacted by COVID-19

August 4, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out portions of a rule promulgated by the Trump administration Monday that sought to limit the scope of a federal aid package that mandated paid leave for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Employees May Be Fired for Hate Speech on Social Media

August 4, 2020

Via: SHRM

Employers usually may fire workers for posting racist content on social media, just as they can fire employees for making racist comments in the workplace. But when disciplining workers for offensive posts, employers need to ensure that they are following […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

US appeals court reverses $479M award to states in Affordable Care Act refund suit

August 3, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision that would have required the federal government to return more than $479 million to six states that argued that the federal government had illegally collected a fee from them […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses challenge to statewide moratorium on evictions

August 3, 2020

Via: Jurist

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. The decision issued Friday leaves in place an order that protects renters from losing their homes for failing to pay rent during […]