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Archive for March 2018

How to Prevent Workplace Retaliation Claims

When employees complain about discrimination or harassment, employers must ensure that workers aren’t retaliated against for raising these issues. Otherwise, businesses may face legal liability even when the underlying claim isn’t proven. Under federal and state laws, job applicants and employees have the right to work free from discrimination based on age, disability, national origin,…

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IRS Issues New Tools for 2018 Tax Withholding

OVERVIEW As of Feb. 15, 2018, employers must use new tables to determine how much income tax to withhold from their employees’ paychecks. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the required new tables in Notice 1036 on Jan. 9, 2018. The new tables are also available in IRS Publication 15. In addition, the IRS issued…

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Addressing Sexual Misconduct Allegations with Insurance

Allegations of sexual misconduct against politicians, celebrities and other public figures have become increasingly common in recent years. In fact, social movements and a strong public outcry have led to a marked increase in sexual harassment claims—claims that can be incredibly damaging for organizations themselves. When these claims arise, organizations are expected to handle them…

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