Karen Buesing

Karen Buesing

Akerman LLP

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Managing Employees Who File Claims

Dealing with an employee who has filed a claim places an employer in a precarious position – the employer needs to properly manage the employee, but avoid a retaliation claim in the process. It's like walking a tightrope....more

3/17/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Retaliation Whistleblowers

Automatic Gratuities Are Now Wages For FICA Tax Purposes

Restaurateurs and wait staff beware: beginning this month, the IRS will classify automatic gratuities not as "tips," but as service charges reportable as regular wages which are subject to payroll tax withholdings. ...more

1/9/2014 - FICA Taxes IRS Payroll Taxes Withholding Tax

Employees Asserting Retaliation Must Meet Higher Causation Standard, Supreme Court Rules

The explosion of retaliation claims may skid to a halt or at least slow down after the Supreme Court's decision this week holding that plaintiffs making Title VII retaliation claims must establish that their protected...more

6/26/2013 - Adverse Employment Action But For Causation EEOC Hiring & Firing Nassar Retaliation SCOTUS Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar

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