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IRS Simplifies Procedures for Favorable Tax Treatment on RRSPs and RRIFs

The IRS has finally made it much easier for taxpayers who hold interests in either of two popular Canadian retirement plans—registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) and registered retirement income funds (RRIFs)—to get…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Taxation

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Religious Discrimination Case

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear the EEOC’s appeal over whether a national retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch Stores Inc., violated the prohibition against discrimination based on religion…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Benefits Developments - September 2014

CASES - Post-Retirement Medical Benefits Under Siege. A recent spike in retiree benefit litigation is evidence of a growing interest among employers in strategies designed to contain, reduce, and eliminate the current…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health, Insurance, Taxation

Post-Retirement Medical Benefits Under Siege

A recent spike in retiree benefit litigation is evidence of a growing interest among employers in strategies designed to contain, reduce, and eliminate the current costs and balance sheet liabilities associated with…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Health

Rochester Follows Buffalo’s Lead in Passing “Ban the Box” Legislation

As detailed in our blog dated September 2, 2013, Buffalo joined numerous local and state jurisdictions in adopting some form of “ban the box” legislation. The City of Rochester has now joined Buffalo to become the second city in…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Expands Mandatory Reporting Requirements to Encompass Individual Employee Hospitalizations, Amputations, and Eye Loss

In 2001, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) adopted a regulation requiring employers to report to their local OSHA office any work-related incidents that resulted in an employee death or the in-patient…more
| Labor & Employment Law

"U.S. Estate Tax Returns"

US estate tax return filing requirements surprise many Canadian executors. Often, the executor is in the throes of administering the estate when the lawyer or accountant sees a brokerage account statement and notices that the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

U.S. Supreme Court Update - September 2014

The Supreme Court is set to hear three state tax cases during its 2014-2015 term. The three cases, Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc.; Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne; and Direct Marketing…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation

Hodgson Russ's Tim Noonon on the Groundbreaking New York Residency Tax Case Gaied v. NYS Tax Appeals Tribunal [Video]

New York’s highest court recently issued a groundbreaking decision on the state’s residency rules — one of the first times that court has addressed this important New York tax issue. The case, Gaied v. New York State Tax Appeals…more
| Taxation

How Should an Employer Respond to an Employee’s False EEOC Charge?

Some employers have the urge to immediately terminate an employee who has made an unfounded discrimination complaint. In other situations, an employer may gather more information but decide not to discipline…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New York Nexus Widens

Earlier this year, New York State became the latest US state to adopt an economic nexus standard in order to subject an out-of-state corporation to state-level corporate income and franchise tax. New York’s bright-line…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Estate Planning for Your Horses: Protecting Your Horses if They Outlast You

It is 8:00 on a brisk, summer morning. You just finished your morning barn chores — the horses are fed, their stalls are clean. Your mare is peacefully grazing outside while her one-month-old filly prances around her; your two…more
| Agriculture, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Employee Benefits Developments - August 2014

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations addressing the rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prohibits a group health plan from having a waiting period that exceeds 90…more
| Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Health, Taxation

New Difficulty With Settlements at the New York State Division of Human Rights

The New York State Division of Human Rights’ (NYSDHR or the Division) standard stipulation of settlement document does not always include all of the terms that an employer would want when agreeing to pay a monetary settlement to…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court to Address the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Even as EEOC Issues Its Own Guidance on the Same Subject

Pregnancy discrimination has generated a lot of press this summer. On July 1, the Supreme Court agreed to hear Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., which raises fundamental questions about the protections pregnant women are…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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