Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements No Longer Tax Deductible
The tax law signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017, does not only change tax brackets and rates—it also reflects changes brought in the aftermath of many highly publicized sexual harassment scandals.  Effective upon signing, the new tax law has eliminated businesses’ ability to deduct the costs to settle allegations of sexual harassment or sexual abuse when the settlement requires confidentiality, which is a standard settlement term.

New Year, New NLRB
As we enter the New Year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under new leadership and has begun returning the nation to a more balanced labor policy. The NLRB is responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which governs labor management relations at unionized and non-unionized employers.

Quarterly Breakfast Briefing: Strategies for reducing sexual harassment liability in the "Me Too" era
Starting later this month, the Nexsen Pruet Employment & Labor Law group will host its first Quarterly Breakfast Briefing of 2018. Topics include implementing effective anti-harassment policies and procedures, investigating sexual harassment complaints, and preventing workplace issues from becoming public relations problems.  


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