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Releases of Liability: Do's and Don't's for Employers

Employers often use waivers and releases of claims in agreements with former employees, either as part of a separation agreement at the time employment ends or in a settlement agreement after a former employee has raised claims…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Construction Law Alert: Long Term Express Warranties

A recent holding by the North Carolina Court of Appeals is threatening to render many long-term express warranties ineffective. In a divided opinion in Christie v. Hartley Construction, Inc., the court held that the…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts,...

US Supreme Court Rules Severance Pay Subject to FICA Taxes

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that severance pay is subject to FICA tax. There had been uncertainty about whether FICA taxes were due on severance payments following disparate circuit court rulings in two…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

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