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Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

DOJ labels New York, Portland, Seattle ‘anarchy’ jurisdictions

September 22, 2020

Via: Jurist

US Attorney General William Barr labeled New York City, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, “anarchy” jurisdictions in a press release on Monday. The move will give the federal government the ability to deny federal funding to those jurisdictions. In the press […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Employer Unlawfully Reduced Pension Contributions

September 22, 2020

Via: SHRM

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an employer committed an unfair labor practice when it decreased its contribution rate to the pension fund without first notifying or bargaining with the union. Section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Clarifies Who Is an Independent Contractor in Proposed Rule

September 22, 2020

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule Sept. 22 to clarify when a worker is an employee covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor. Independent contractors, including many gig-economy workers, are not […]


Financing your Business

How Law Firms and Professional Services Have Adapted to Survive Covid-19

September 21, 2020

Via: Entrepreneur

Corporate law firms have ridden out the Covid-19 shutdown relatively well so far. For every area of law that’s seen a fall in demand — such as litigation and financial accounting cases — it seems like others have presented new […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Expands Employee Right to Family and Medical Leave

September 18, 2020

Via: SHRM

California employers with as few as five employees must provide family and medical leave rights to their employees under a new law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on September 17, 2020. The new law significantly expands the state’s existing family […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Federal appeals court allows government to proceed with implementing labor executive orders

September 17, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday upheld the Trump administration’s ability to proceed with implementing three executive orders issued by President Donald Trump on the federal government’s labor and employee relations program. Trump signed Executive […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Fully Taxable Equivalent Yield Definition

September 16, 2020

Via: Investopedia

Understanding Fully Taxable Equivalent Yield The fully taxable equivalent yield calculation is a useful tool for investors, especially those in high tax brackets. The calculation helps an investor to decide whether to select a taxable or tax-free investment. This is […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

New York State’s Paid-Sick-Leave Law Takes Effect Sept. 30

September 16, 2020

Via: SHRM

New York State will soon require all employers to provide sick leave to employees. The New York State Sick Leave (NYSSL) law goes into effect on Sept. 30, but employees are not entitled to use NYSSL until Jan. 1, 2021. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Failure to Offer Union Representation for Interview Wasn’t Unlawful

September 16, 2020

Via: SHRM

A hotel that failed to offer union representation to a carpenter for an investigatory interview did not commit an unfair labor practice, because the employee had not affirmatively requested representation, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Company Policies Your New Business Needs

September 15, 2020

Via: Business News Daily

High employee morale and engagement high can help drive your business’s success. Company policies can reinforce these factors and empower your company to thrive – especially if your business is just getting started. Whether you’ve opened your doors with robust […]