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A Bias Claim Today may lead to a Retaliation Charge Tomorrow

Retaliation charges are the most common type of employment claim against companies.  And they “are more difficult to defend than the underlying discrimination claim with which they often are coupled in lawsuits, legal experts say.”  Retaliation charges are often easier to prove in court, and juries are more willing to believe managers capable of retaliation than they are of discrimination.
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Group Term Life and Disability Benefit Tax Notification

The Internal Revenue Code requires employers to include additional income for group term life insurance premiums for coverage in excess of $50,000 on employee W-2 or 1099 forms. The IRC provides the Uniform Premiums Table (below) for computing the value of the premium to employees rather than the actual premium cost.
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Midsize Firms Targeted by Data Thieves

While most every company has a virtual warehouse of information which is attractive to hackers, they often avoid those with lots of security.  According to a study by the U.S. Secret Service and Verizon Communication, of the 761 data breaches investigated in 2010, 63% occurred at companies with 100 or fewer employees. 
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