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Emotional distress damages aren’t taxable

The federal government can’t tax the money a plaintiff received as compensation for emotional distress and other intangible injuries, the D.C. Circuit recently ruled, holding that §104(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code is unconstitutional as applied. The decision has reignited ...

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Employers get tough about laptop security

Another day, another story of stolen laptops filled with personal information. The spate of thefts began in May 2005 with the laptop of a Justice Department employee which contained the information of 80,000 fellow department employees. This was followed in ...

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Employers, Workers Struggle With Pregnancy Bias

Pregnancy bias is a continuing problem for women in the workplace, according to both employment attorneys and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s statistics. The reasons for this are varied. Ernie Haffner, an attorney in the EEOC’s Washington, D.C. Office ...

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