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By Scott Cashman
The year 2017 could be described as the year of the Bitcoin and other "virtual currencies," with Bitcoin having appreciated 1800% since the beginning of the year and Ethereum, at one point...
By Scott Cashman
If the standard deduction is increased for 2018, this may be the last year for many taxpayers to benefit from itemizing their deductions.
By Peter Martin, Esq.
Higher education institutions active in the European Union should be aware that in 2018 new EU privacy regulations will require changes in policies and operations that affect applicants...
By Timothy Powell, Timothy Van Dyck
On July 17th, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that Massachusetts employers may not terminate an employee merely because of his or her off-site use of medical marijuana.
By Bowditch & Dewey
The New England Journal of Higher Education has published the article, Shortsighted Tax Policy Senate and House Tax Reform Bills Would Increase Burdens on Universities and Students written by Matthew Morris.
By Andrew Bartholomew
Last month, a local brewery was informed by the Water & Sewer Commission in its town that its wastewater contained more pollutants than was originally anticipated.
By Ariel G. Sullivan
Most harassment in the workplace occurs in more subtle ways, requiring a nuanced approach to training employees how to prevent, detect and respond to it. Given the recent outpouring of (mostly) women and men coming forward to share their experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace, it is more important than ever for employers to reevaluate and rethink their approach to training.
By Timothy Powell, Timothy Van Dyck
The Harvey Weinstein scandal has struck a nerve in American society and empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace.
By Bowditch & Dewey
What do these proposed tax changes mean for CFOs? For CFOs of large multinational corporations with a C corporation parent in the United States, the changes mean that (a) more cash can be distributed...
By Terrence Briggs
On December 31, 2016, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the implementation or enforcement of Section 1557's provision extending the definition of sex discrimination to gender identity.
By Mary Feeney, Paul Bauer
This claim was brought in 2011 against both Princeton and the taxing municipality and alleged that Princeton's distribution of "tens of millions of dollars in profit" in patent royalties to faculty...
By Terrence Briggs
In Baker v. Aetna, (U.S. Northern District Court of Texas, 2017), Charlize Marie Baker filed claims against her employer and Aetna after having been denied benefits under the health plan and the short-term disability plan for coverage of breast implants recommended by her physicians as part of her male-to-female transition.
By Matthew A. Morris
What do these proposed tax changes mean for CFOs? For CFOs of large multinational corporations with a C corporation parent in the United States, the changes mean that (a) more cash can be distributed...
By Terrence Briggs
In Tovar v. Essentia Health (U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017), Brittany Tovar sought and was denied benefits needed for her son's gender reassignment based on a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, as the Essentia health plan explicitly excluded such benefits.
By Eileen Y. Lee Breger
On October 16, 2017, the highest court in Massachusetts found that a federal law known as the Stored Communications Act (SCA) does not prevent the Personal Representatives of an estate from accessing the content of a decedent's Yahoo email account, but remanded the case to the Probate Court to resolve a second issue of whether Yahoo's terms of services agreement bars access.
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