Business, Tax & Real Estate

On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) released an updated Memorandum to clarify its position on whether employee drug screening and safety incentive programs are permissible.  In May 2016, OSHA published a final rule that prohibited employers from retaliating against their...

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The Office of the General Counsel (“GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued new Guidance to its Regional Directors and Offices regarding employee handbook policies in response to an NLRB ruling in December, The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154.  The new...

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When I was a prosecutor and an officer asked if they needed a warrant in any given situation, my standard response was always “get one if you can.” It’s a pretty straightforward process in most jurisdictions, and probable cause is low hurdle. I often dealt with...

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IC-DISC:  Taxpayers who own a business (“Business”) that exports products or services outside the U.S. can reduce their federal income tax liability by setting up an IC-DISC.  The Business pays a royalty to the IC-DISC equal to the greater of 4% of export revenue or...

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Written by:  Jeff Senney, Tax and Business Law Attorney In Notice 2018-54, the IRS informed taxpayers that it intends to propose regulations which address the federal income tax treatment of  tax deduction payments made by taxpayers to certain state-established "charitable funds."  These funds were created by...

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