Supreme Court Rules Against North Carolina in Kaestner On State Income Taxation of Trusts: What Does This Mean for the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland?

A landmark Supreme Court decision decided last week calls into question the constitutionality of local (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) fiduciary income tax regimes.  Many trusts that have been treated as “resident trusts” – and thus subject to tax in the state on all of the trust’s undistributed income, wherever sourced – because of […]

Jeffrey A. LiesemerMember, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Attorney’s joins IR as the exclusive Insolvency Member in US – Maryland, Washington DC & Virginia

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Jim Wehner of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered Attorney’s. Jim has joined IR as our exclusive Insolvency Member in US – Maryland, Washington DC & Virginia. Mr. Wehner has extensive experience with disputes arising from financial products, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and […]

James P. (Jim) WehnerMember, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Supreme Court Rules Against North Carolina in Kaestner On State Income Taxation of Trusts: What Does This Mean for the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland?

A landmark Supreme Court decision last week calls into question the constitutionality of local (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) fiduciary income tax regimes. Many trusts that have been treated as “resident trusts” – and thus subject to tax in the state on all of the trust’s undistributed income, wherever sourced – because of the […]

Jeffrey A. LiesemerMember, Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered

Virginia Employment Alert: Effective July 1st, 2019 – New Law Requires Disclosure of Personnel Records. Employer Should Update Employee Handbooks

Currently, Virginia employers have discretion whether to provide employees access to their employment records. However, as of July 1, 2019, an amendment to the Virginia Code will take effect requiring employers to provide copies of certain employment records to employees upon request. Specifically, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 8.01-413.1.B: Every employer shall, upon receipt of a written […]

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Hi all, we hope you enjoy these articles:  Business Fraud Prevention & Detection Don’t Let Trade Secrets Leave with Employees Desperate times can sometimes result in desperate measures. Fraud can result when employees are pressured to generate revenue or when they have financial difficulties. Economic espionage is defined as the theft or misappropriation of trade […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

ShawnCoulson International Lawyers – Newsletter, April 2019

Please take five minutes to read our April 22, 2019, newsletter, to learn about: Federal Requirements When a Product is Dangerous Six Steps to Prevent Trust From Being Betrayed Exploring the Cashless Movement in Retail Does Your Company Allow Vaping on the Job? We hope you enjoy all our articles. Cordially, William H. Shawn Co-Managing Partner

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

EEOC Spotlights Disability Discrimination Claims

Federal and state laws have been designed to protect disabled individuals from discrimination. Notably, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its subsequent amendments provide legal recourse to aggrieved parties. Frequently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) pursues litigation on behalf of individuals when it believes their rights have been violated. Here’s what employers should know, […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Use Credit Reports Legally

Credit reports can help your company make a wide range of decisions, from extending credit to offering employment. And regardless of how you use the reports, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires you to tell applicants the reason if the data results in an application being denied. A case before the Federal Trade Commission illustrated the point and […]

William H. ShawnCo-Managing Partner, ShawnCoulson

Public Policy Exception to At-Will Employment Doctrine in Virginia

In Virginia, employment relationships are presumed to be “at will,” which means that the employment term extends for an indefinite period and may be terminated by either party for any reason, or no reason at all, upon reasonable notice. Virginia courts “have strenuously adhered” to the presumption of at-will employment. See Nguyen v.CNA Corp., 44 F.3d 234, 237-38 (4th Cir. […]

What is the Difference Between a 1099 Independent Contractor and a W-2 Employee?

The distinction between a 1099 independent contractor and a W-2 employee is an important one, as this classification affects federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes, as well as impacts eligibility for Medicare benefits. It is important that business owners correctly determine whether individuals are employees or self-employed. If a company misclassifies a worker as an […]