• Guidance for Preparing the Workplace for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Guidance for Preparing the Workplace for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It started from China and now becomes a global concern that is taking away many lives throughout the Globe. Everyone must pay attention and follow to what government and health agencies are guiding. As we know that as of now there is no medicine prepared against this Virus so it is better to follow what intrusions are given to be safe.COVID-19is affecting the world in many ways and above all is affecting the lives and Economy of the countries. A countermeasure lockdown is announced across many countries to save the life of people and stop this... Read More

  • CA Supreme Court Publishes ‘Hours Worked’ Decision

    CA Supreme Court Publishes ‘Hours Worked’ Decision

    The California Supreme Court recently came to a unanimous decision that an employer must compensate his/her employees for the time spent on the employer’s premises waiting for, and undergoing, the obligated exit searches of packages, bags, or personal technology devices.The Court made it clear that this time is compensable since the employees are under the employer’s governance, and the searches done are for the employer’s benefit. The Court came to this conclusion putting into place the California law, and the same result would not inevitably be reached under the FLSA.As an employee, as per this decision, you need... Read More

  • IRC Section 181 is Back!

    IRC Section 181 is Back!

    As quickly as the movie stars posed for the cameras at the Oscars, the Congress approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) and left 90% of taxpayers holding the bag in some low-income areas.However, unlike in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ taxpayers cannot do a reshoot if the first take is not outstanding. After almost two years, Congress may again decide to approve additional legislation within the 48-hour period, which may throw light on some of the issues that have arisen in Hollywood since the TCJA.What Is It About?If you have been following the spiel of the Section 181 Film Tax Deduction, you know that it expired at the... Read More

  • Change in US Tax Treatment of Alimony & Its Impact on Divorce Negotiation

    Change in US Tax Treatment of Alimony & Its Impact on Divorce Negotiation

    If you have been through a divorce, you have an idea of the processes you have to go through to get it finalized. Well, if you have no clue, divorce legally requires one spouse or ex-spouse to make payments to the other party. Since these payments are often considerable, locking in tax deductions for the paying party has often been a significant matter.Well, with recent adjustments to specific laws, you may have heard that alimony payments under the newly implemented divorce provisions are no longer deductible for federal income tax purposes. The long-time deduction, which had been in place for nearly 75 years, was eradicated via one of... Read More

  • Tax – Equity Market Eagerly Waiting Carbon Sequestration Guidance

    Tax – Equity Market Eagerly Waiting Carbon Sequestration Guidance

    Carbonsequestration is the process of capturing andstoring atmospheric carbon dioxide. It’s one of the most promising methodsinvented in efforts to curb global warming.Well, this process occurs both naturally and because ofanthropogenicactivities. The United Nations Environment Programme andother environmental organizations, in response to worldwide concernsaboutclimate changeresulting from augmentedcarbondioxideconcentrations in theatmosphere, have drawn considerableinterest to the probability of snowballing the rate of carbon sequestrationthrough changes in land use andforestryand via reengineeringtechniques like carbon capture... Read More

  • Legislative Highlights for Oregon Employees in 2020

    Legislative Highlights for Oregon Employees in 2020

    As we ushered in the New Year, Oregon’s active 2019 legislative session impelled the need for working on several policies and handbook updates for proprietors doing business in Oregon. Here is an overview of the most outstanding employment law developments:The Oregon Workplace Fairness ActAs of June 11th, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law the Senate Bill (“Workplace Fairness Act”). The Workplace Fairness Act has a substantive effect on what employers should and must do concerning harassment and discrimination claims.As part of workplace misconduct settlements, employees should not be required to consent to disclose the... Read More