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By Jennifer Parser
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan: " [Our] clear message to employers who scheme to hire and retain a workforce of illegal immigrants: we will find you and hold you accountable"
By Jesse A. A. St.Cyr
Under the recently enacted tax reform act (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), tax-exempt organizations may be required to pay a 21 percent excise tax on certain compensation and certain separation pay.
By Joseph A. Smith Jr.
We're already beginning to forget the lessons of the financial crisis. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—the two government-sponsored enterprises that support much of the U.S. mortgage market ...
By Kaitlin C. Dewberry
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued several opinions reversing Obama-era precedent. These changes are all employer-favorable and reduce the risk an employer's policies ...
By Richard Prosser
Do you want to own that rural timberland you financed a few years back? Well, what if I told you that not only are you taking ownership, but you're taking it in exchange for a credit of three times its appraised value?
By T. Richard Kane
OK, OK, I get it: your mother didn't raise you to be a lawyer. But the exposure to environmental claims that characterizes many drycleaning operations makes it imperative that cleaners...
By Kevin Ceglowski
On December 11, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition to review a lower court ruling that held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) does not provide protection against harassment or discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation.
By Cheslie Kryst
Twelve years old. In North Carolina, a person as young as twelve years old may ride alone in a fully autonomous—or, "driverless"—vehicle.
By David Woodard
Earlier this month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC" or "Commission") issued its annual Performance and Accountability Report, which highlights the Commission's enforcement activity over the prior year. The Report is of interest to employers because, among other reasons, it highlights the Commission's enforcement focus areas and might foreshadow enforcement trends in the coming year.
By Kelsey Mayo
We can provide valuable, preventive advice that enhances your bottom line in a wide range of situations. Times you should contact benefits counsel include when the company:
By Steven Mansfield Shaber, Iain Stauffer
Most psychologists will—sooner or later—learn about a case of suspected child abuse, neglect, death, or dependency that needs to be reported to proper authorities. They may only have a general awareness about what needs to be done.
By Emily M. Meeker
In 2002, New York City announced its support for preserving the High Line—turning an unused elevated railroad into a thriving park in the heart of Manhattan's West Side.
By Brett Carpenter
The news has been filled lately with reports of harassment allegations against all sorts of famous people. From politicians to movie stars, many public figures are finding themselves embroiled in legal battles based on their alleged harassing conduct.
By Saad Gul, Michael Slipsky
Last week, an unknown Twitter contractor briefly suspended President Trump's Twitter account. The episode lasted 11 minutes. On its face, it may seem like a relatively small matter, but existing law could make a federal case out of it.
By Robert Meyer
Can an employer be held liable under Title VII when it fires an employee based on a good faith belief that she falsely accused another employee of sexual harassment — even if that belief may have been based upon a mistake of fact?
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