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The Best Back-To-School Tips for Divorced Parents

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and children everywhere are gearing up to head back to school. For divorced parents, this can be a difficult time. You may feel like you are juggling a million things at once. But don’t worry – we have compiled the best…

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Marriage on the Rocks: How to (Not) Ruin Your Case

Rachel Mech and Emily Shank explore lessons from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial and other ways to ruin your case.

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Monkeypox: Three Tips for the Workplace

It is hard to imagine another public health crisis after the rollercoaster that has been COVID-19. Nonetheless, in recent weeks, reports of Monkeypox have dominated the airwaves – with President Biden declaring the virus a public health emergency on August 4, 2022. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that symptoms include: rashes,…

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DC Non-Compete Elimination

The District will soon join its neighbors in Maryland and Virginia as one of the few jurisdictions that regulate non-compete clauses. The District, however, will impose the broadest non-compete prohibition in the country, barring, with narrow exceptions, all simultaneous and post-termination employment restrictions for employees in the District. Maryland only prohibits the use of non-competes…

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Pass-Through Entities in Bankruptcy-Beware of Phantom Income

Recently I discussed the tax issues created by the inadvertent inclusion of partnership tax provisions in an operating agreement for a LLC taxed as an S-corp. Today we have a different problem – not following what the operating says regarding dissolution and the potentially serious adverse tax consequences that can create. This is a bankruptcy…

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OK at Work: COVID Testing in the Workplace

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss the EEOC’s updated guidance on COVID testing. When COVID testing first became widely available, the EEOC took the position that testing was inherently job-related and allowed. However, the new guidance makes clear that employers must now conduct a fact-specific inquiry before requiring testing….

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Read Delete: Visualizing Major Layoffs at U.S. Corporations

Visualizing Major Layoffs at U.S. Corporations Hiring freezes and layoffs are becoming more common in 2022, as U.S. businesses look to slash costs ahead of a possible recession. Understandably, this has a lot of people worried. In June 2022, Insight Global found that 78% of American workers fear they will lose their job in the next recession. Additionally, 56% said they…

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Affirmative Action v.2022

The argument continues on whether affirmative action is legal in the academic admissions setting. In October, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases challenging university affirmative action programs. This is the first affirmative action case heard by the Court since the conservative majority was seated. Management of some major corporations believes that the…

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Self-Employed and Deducting Car Expenses? – Document or Else!

An internet search of “Schedule C filers” will yield a bevy of sites warning of the increased audit risk and audit red flags for Schedule C filers. As a reminder, Schedule C of Form 1040 is used by sole proprietors, and LLCs taxed as disregarded entities. The recent Tax Court case of Eze v. Commissioner,…

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OK at Work: Miscommunication using Emojis, Gifs, and Memes

This week on OK at Work, Sarah Sawyer and Russell Berger discuss how the use of emojis, gifs, and memes in work-related communications can lead to miscommunications as well as harassment and discrimination. While using these devices to communicate is prevalent, the lack of precise language in the workplace can cause problems. Listen to learn…

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