Category Archives: Employee Benefits

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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10 Practical Pointers To Use Law To Better Strengthen The Legal Defensibility Of Your Business & Its Leaders


Businesses and their leaders struggling to managing the ever-changing and constantly growing regulatory and other legal risks inherent in operating a business in today’s litigation and enforcement-charged environment often miss invaluable opportunities by failing to take certain basic steps that strengthen their liability defenses and the effectiveness of their risk management and compliance efforts.

While each organization and leader needs to carefully tailor its organizational risk management and compliance programs to meet the unique needs and challenges of its operations, all risk management and compliance efforts generally should incorporate and operate on at least each of the following 10 Corporate Governance processes:
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IRS Guidance On Section 1446 Withholding Tax On Foreign Individual Partners Released


The Internal Revenue Service is publish a clarifying correction to fix potentially misleading information in its final regulations for reporting and withholding of foreign income by foreign financial institutions for 2014. As corrected, the correction with provide, “With respect to … Continue reading

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