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"Key Takeaways: Lessons Learned From Tax-Related Whistleblower Litigation and Shareholder Actions"

On March 8, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Lessons Learned From Tax-Related Whistleblower Litigation and Shareholder Actions.” The Skadden panelists were tax partners Nathaniel Carden and Armando Gomez, and litigation...more

Spoiler Alert: Rulings Expected on Uber and Lyft Independent Contractor Settlements

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Judges in California will likely soon issue rulings affecting two ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft. Those connected with the Lyft case will be pleased because it is expected that a federal district court judge in San...more

IRS will not Quit

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Voluntary compliance is the foundation of our US tax system. Taxpayers determine the correct amount of their tax and complete appropriate returns, rather than the Government determine their tax for them. According to the...more

Corporate E-Note - January 2017

by Burr & Forman on

The IRS has announced it will begin treating certain syndicated conservation easement transactions and “substantially similar” transactions as “listed transactions.” Notice 2017-20 published on December 23, 2016 (the...more

December 2016 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In our update for last month’s developments in this area of the law, we report on five significant court cases involving companies in the transportation industry that use ICs as an integral part of their business model. Each...more

Some Tax Law Changes That Take Effect in 2017

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

No new tax legislation has come forth yet, but per tax laws passed in prior years, some changes in the law will occur in 2017. Chief among them...more

2016 Year-End Tax Update: Okay, Now What?

by Cozen O'Connor on

In last year’s materials, loosely styled “Make America Great Again!,” we ruminated upon (and also thought about) what role, if any, federal income taxes might play in helping to make America great again, once the interminable...more

Landmen as Independent Contractors: Is the government’s voluntary settlement program too good to pass up?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

The days of the lone landman driving around the back roads taking leases and visiting courthouses are becoming a thing of the past. Though there are still a few independent landmen who fit this mold, clients have demanded...more

Payroll Get Ready — Employers Face New January 31st Filing Deadline for W-2 and 1099-MISC Forms

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Depth - Beginning with W-2 forms filed with respect to 2016 wages, a new law requires employers to file the government copy by January 31, 2017, for both paper and electronic copies. The accelerated deadline also...more

Independent Contractors or Employees: Why It Is so Important to Use the Proper Classification for the People that Work for You

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Over the past few years, there has been a concerted effort on the part of the US Department of Labor, as well as various state attorneys general, to target businesses that misclassify workers as independent contractors when...more

“Misclassification Mythbusters”: The Labor Department’s Latest Effort to Crack Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The U.S. Department of Labor has just released a dozen Q&A’s on the issue of IC misclassification in an online publication it calls “Misclassification Mythbusters.” The 12 IC misclassification “myths” that it seeks to debunk...more

Uber’s $100 Million Settlement Rejected by Judge; Independent Contractor Misclassification Lawsuit to Proceed

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Earlier yesterday, Uber was dealt yet another setback in its efforts to settle the IC misclassification lawsuits brought against it by Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts. As readers of this legal blog will recall...more

Transgender Video Game Industry Employee Converted to Independent Contractor Status Raises Misclassification and Discrimination...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

A prominent Washington State video game company, Valve Corporation, creator of Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Left 4 Dead, has been sued by a former employee it converted into an independent contractor as an accommodation to...more

IRS Confirms California “Waiting Time Penalties” Are Not Wages For Federal Income Tax Purposes

A recent IRS information letter confirms that “waiting time penalties” paid under California law are not wages for federal income tax withholding purposes. Section 203 of the California State Labor Code imposes penalties on...more

A&B Healthcare Week in Review

by Alston & Bird on

I. REGULATIONS, NOTICES, & GUIDANCE - On April 21, 2016, CMS issued a proposed rule entitled, “Medicare Program: FY 2017 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements.” This...more

Economic Nexus Extended Too Far – Hodgson Russ LLP v. Minnesota Department of Revenue

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

During the spring of 2014, Hodgson Russ LLP (“Hodgson”) received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Revenue (“Minnesota Revenue”) that attempted to establish a new low in the states’ “race to the bottom” to establish...more

2015 Budget Act Changed W-2/1099-MISC Filing and Correction Rules

by Morgan Lewis on

Little-noticed changes in the 2015 PATH Act accelerated form filing deadlines and waived retroactive corrections for small-dollar errors, effective 2017. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 was...more

Tax Relief for Identity Protection Services

by King & Spalding on

In 2015, following numerous customer data security breaches at major U.S. companies, the IRS announced special tax relief to breach victims who were provided identity protection services as a result of the breach. In January...more

Employee or Independent Contractor? What this Means for your Workers Compensation Case.

by Howard Ankin on

How an employee is classified in Illinois factors in significantly when it comes to a workers compensation case. Many workers who sign on as independent contractors are unsure of their rights. Many employees are classified as...more

Year-End Checklist for Tax-Exempt Organizations

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

As the holidays approach and 2015 comes to a close, Officers and Directors are well advised to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have been addressed. Even if your organization has a fiscal year end other than...more

IRS Provides Some Relief after Data Hacks

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Citing scary facts like the 16.6 million victims of identity theft in 2012 and the recent customer data security breaches at major U.S. companies, the IRS recently announced special tax relief for identity protection services...more

Impact of NLRB’s Joint Employer Decision on Independent Contractors: State-of-the-Art IC Agreements Can Protect from...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Few independent contractor agreements we have reviewed, even those of Fortune 500 companies, are relatively free from clauses that undermine the IC relationship because such agreements typically contain clauses that retain...more

Upping the Ante: Fines Increase for Failure to Comply with Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements

The deadline for employers to comply with the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) reporting requirements is finally here, with reporting first due in 2016. In keeping with the ACA’s historical pattern of ever-changing regulations and...more

Domestic Partnership Agreements: Financial Disclosures and Privacy

by Carlton Fields on

To reduce risk of later attack on the domestic partnership agreement, domestic partners should make fair and reasonable financial disclosures to each other prior to signing the agreement. Each partner should disclose to the...more

Even if Uber Loses Class Certification Motion Today, All Is Not Lost for Ride-Sharing Tech Giant

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

August 6, 2015 may be a day that Uber drivers in California win preliminary approval of their motion for class certification in their independent contractor misclassification lawsuit. A hearing is scheduled this afternoon in...more

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