Category Archives: Employee Benefits

$5.1 Million Zurich Life Tax Settlement Highlights International Reporting Noncompliance Risks


Zurich’s $5.1 million tax penalty reminds US businesses involved in international transactions to comply with US cross border reporting and tax requirements Continue reading

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Corporations As Human Bodies


People too often characterize corporation as if they are some amorphous entity disconnected from humanity. This is a mistake. Corporations by their very essence are collections of people interacting with and impacting other groups of people.. People run them. People … Continue reading

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Take Your Preventive Medicine


Better planning and management can head off most but not all problems. Sometimes stuff happens even when you do everything right. Either way, better management usually minimizes the damage and makes it easier to clean up the mess. It’s never … Continue reading

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Businesses Must Prepare To Respond For Potential Data Breach To Timely Meet Notice & Other Response Duties


Businesses that experience data breaches affecting customer banking credit card, tax, social security or certain other personal financial or other sensitive information like those reported by like Chipotle, Target, Home Depot and a growing multitude of other businesses generally bear a legal … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Ruling Boosts Arbitration Agreements’ Enforcability 


Employers and businesses should review their options to use arbitration and possible enhanced duty to arbitrate under arbitration agreements based on new SCOTUS Kindred Health decision. Continue reading

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Homeland Security Issues Urgent Cyber Warning To US Businesses


U.S. agencies are warning U.S. businesses to batten down their cyber security defenses to guard against a WannaCry ransomware cybersecurity threat sweeping the Globe. Continue reading

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Data Breach & Cyber Securities & Investor Risk Management


Corporations and their leaders to add reviewing prospectus and investor cyber security and data breach disclosures to their data breach and cyber security risk management and response to do lists help guard against  post event  shareholder claims and regulator investigations. … Continue reading

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