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Archive for September, 2014

False Employment Documents and Employee Rights in California

Once hired, employees must present documents confirming their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. And, employers must honor documents that appear to be valid. But in a recent case in California, Supreme Court ruled that an employee who presents fraudulent eligibility documents is not barred from later pursuing a lawsuit alleging discrimination […]

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Potential Tax Provisions that Could Be Extended Through 12/31/2014 or Beyond

In late July the House of Representatives passed the “America Gives More Act” which includes five key tax provisions affecting nonprofits: Permanent IRA Contribution Act – Historically, a law existed which allowed seniors to avoid paying taxes on qualified distributions from their individual retirement account (e.g IRA) by donating them to charities. The law expired […]

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Court Holds: Reimburse Employees for Required Cell Phone Use

Under California law, employers must reimburse employees for certain job-related expenses. In an unprecedented decision, a California court of appeal recently ruled that an employer must reimburse an employee if the employee is required to use a personal cell phone to make work-related calls; this is true even when the employee did not incur an […]

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