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U.S. Tax Court Decision Shows Importance of Carefully Drafting Settlement Agreements

In Sharp v. Commissioner, the United States Tax Court once again demonstrated the importance of carefully crafting settlement agreements and reaffirmed that emotional distress damages are taxable income to the recipient....more

New Tennessee Law Penalizes the Construction Industry For Misclassifying Workers

Effective July 1, 2013, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TN DOL) will be authorized to impose penalties on construction companies that avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums by misclassifying...more

California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2013

The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California State Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California State Senate was last Friday, May 31. ...more

Alabama Legislative Update – Week 10: Slow and Steady Movement by Senate and House

As the Alabama Legislature moves closer to adjournment, legislation is making slow but steady progress. Tuesday and Thursday marked the 21st and 22nd days of the 2013 Regular Session. With only eight legislative days left and...more

Recordkeeping Part II

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: In this edition, it varies according to the requirements of the particular law identified below. I am taking a short two-part break from my regular format to bring you the...more

Is a Workers' Compensation Settlement "Income" for Child-Support Purposes?

Workers’ compensation payments are excluded from income for purposes of federal income taxes. But are they “income” for purposes of calculating a party’s child support obligation? At the close of its September term, the...more

China now enforcing social security enrolment by foreigners in most major cities

Implementing regulations have now been rolled out in most major cities in China making it mandatory for foreign staff to enrol in the PRC social security system. Employers with foreign staff in cities which have so far not...more

Nigeria Industrial Training Fund (Amendment) Act 2011

The Nigerian Industrial Training Fund Act 2004 has been amended by the Industrial Training Fund (Amendment) Act 2011. The Industrial Training Fund is established to utilise contributions to the Fund to “promote and...more

EMI share options boost: by far the most tax-efficient incentive in the UK

EMI stock options are clearly the most tax-effective incentive arrangements in the UK, and have been given a boost by favourable changes in the 2012 Budget...more

Mileage Reimbursement Rates and Maximum Average Monthly Wage for Nevada Workers' Comp Claims

There's good news and bad news. The good news is that effective July 1, 2011, the mileage reimbursement rate for using your car to go to and from doctors and physical therapists visits increased from 51 cents per mile to 55.5...more

Newsletter on the new Chinese Social Insurance Law, Catalogue on Guidance for Foreign Investment Industries, and New Enterprise...

New social insurance law impacting on foreigners living and working in China Proposed changes to the Catalogue for Foreign Investment, the main reference for every starting business in China, dividing foreign investments...more

Permissão para pagar Vale-Transporte em dinheiro

O Supremo Tribunal Federal, dia 13/05/2010, criou precedente ao decidir, no RE 478.410, que é inconstitucional proibir o pagamento do benefício “Vale-Transporte” em espécie....more

Avoiding the Misclassification of Workers in the Small Business

The decision whether to staff with employees or independent contractors hinges on a number of practical issues. Owners are able to exercise more control over the actions and methods of employees than ICs. Employees also tend...more

Avoiding the Misclassification of Workers in the Dive Center

Independent contractor staffing makes tremendous sense for dive retailers. Recreational scuba tends to be seasonal, and the demand for staff such as instructors and boat captains fluctuates during the year. Like any...more

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