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Posts from January 2008.

On January 26, 2009, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision which expands protections to employees. In Crawford v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, the Supreme Court held that employees who respond to their employers’ inquiries during an internal investigation are protected from retaliation under Title VII.

 

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The Metropolitan ...

In a long-anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board, by a three to two margin, recently found an e-mail policy which prohibited non-job-related solicitations to be lawful under the National Labor Relations Act (the Act). In so doing, the Board found that an employer has a basic property right to regulate and restrict employee use of its e-mail system. The Board also ...

Although the use of an aircraft for business purposes can be very valuable from a tax perspective, there are several things that should be considered before taking those deductions on your income tax return.  A number of the federal income tax considerations include:  whether the aircraft activity is a “trade or business;”  whether the aircraft expenses are “ordinary and ...

The major redesign of Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, which must be filed with the Internal Revenue Service by most organizations that are exempt from federal income tax, will have a significant impact, not only on those who prepare Form 990, but also on those who manage, advise and serve on the boards of directors of exempt organizations.

A recent Federal Court decision set a new standard for avoiding liability in an harassment lawsuit. In EEOC v. V & J Foods, Inc., the court held that an employer’s harassment complaint procedure was ineffective because it could not be easily understood by the workers who comprised the bulk of the employer’s workforce.

Liability under EEOC v. V & J Foods, Inc.

Samekiea Merriweather, a ...

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