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The PHIT Act Allows Tax Deductions for Golf and Other Athletic Expenses, But Will It Have a Practical Impact?

2 days agoSports : The Big Lead

Congress has a new bill in front of them that could allow you to write off your golf habit, and other sports-related expenses. The Personal (...)

IRS Addresses Tax Consequences of Disgorgement Payment

In a recent IRS Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (“CCA”), the IRS addressed the tax consequences of a disgorgement payment made to the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

House Judiciary: freeze that slush

The House Judiciary Committee, by an 18-6 vote, has given its approval to the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016, which would curtail the Department of Justice’s practice of using legal settlements to funnel money to favored groups [Rep. Show More Summary

Farmworkers rally for overtime pay, days off, bargaining rights

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.

Is Positivity Dangerous for Us?

Want to be happier, healthier, richer, sexier, or more powerful? According to many of the headlines all around us, all you need to do is to think and act more positively. But if you've ever tried to put this into practice, you've probably...Show More Summary

Review finds LGMA compares favorably with FDA produce rule

An expert panel has found that the best practices guidelines already followed by California and Arizona growers compares favorably with the new Produce Safety Rule now finalized under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). All four reviewers on the panel say that the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s (LGMA’s) food safety guidelines provide the same kind... Continue Reading

The Department of Justice is suing North Carolina over its same-sex bathroom law

The US Justice Department on Monday filed a complaint against North Carolina over its controversial transgender bathroom law, saying the law constituted a pattern and practice of discrimination and violated the Civil Rights Act. TheShow More Summary

What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Trade Secret Defendants

Guest Post By Maxwell Goss. Dr. Goss is a business litigation attorney with McDonald Hopkins PLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His practice focuses on trade secret, noncompete, patent, trademark, and shareholder litigation. The Defend...Show More Summary

OPM Director Beth Cobert on attracting, retaining and recognizing public servants

Beth Cobert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is working to improve federal hiring practices, bring a new generation into government, provide better services to federal employees and retirees, and tout the important work of the civil service. Cobert spoke about these issues and her efforts to deal with a major data breach […]

Ringling Bros. circus ends controversial elephant act after 145 years

The circus company has used elephants in its shows for the last 145 years but changed its policies after animals rights' groups and others campaigned against the practice. Continue reading ? The post Ringling Bros. circus ends controversial elephant act after 145 years appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Legislation to End “Conversion Therapy” Introduced on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, the first federal legislation to prohibit the dangerous and fraudulent practice of ?“conversion therapy” by ?expressly ?classifying it as ?a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Show More Summary

I Did a Random Act of Kindness Every Day For 9 Days and This Is What Happened

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we forget to practice one of the most important human behaviors: kindness. For nine days, I challenged myself to be kind to strangers and loved ones alike in big and small ways. It wasn't time-consuming or costly, and the rewards held the greatest value. Show More Summary

Nutrient Supplements in the Land of the Law of Unintended Consequences

In principle, the law that constrains the marketing of nutrient supplements in the U.S. is "DSHEA," or, the Dietary Supplement Health And Education Act (of 1994). In practice, the law of unintended consequences may exert an even greater...Show More Summary

Uber: You Can Tip Your Driver But You Really Shouldn't

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After settling two big lawsuits where drivers claimed Uber did not allow them to accept tips, Uber agreed to not get in the way of the practice any more. There was even speculation that Uber might start encouraging the act. Today, the...Show More Summary

How to Practice Self-Love Without Looking like a Narcissist

Author: Cylon “Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” ~ Parker Palmer You’re torn. You’ve heard all the good advice out there about how...Show More Summary

You probably already practice the best way to boost memory

last monthHealth : Well Good NYC

The physical act of writing has been shown to improve memory, so pick up that pen (and put down your phone).

Be The Lawyer And The Firm Today That You Aspire To Be Tomorrow

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Don't ever get comfortable. Keep challenging yourself and your colleagues to act like the lawyers and the practice you are working to be.

Taye Diggs to Host Fox's You're Back in the Room Game Show

Taye Diggs (Best Man Holiday, Private Practice) is taking a turn away from acting to try his hand at hosting a game show. Fox announced Tuesday that Diggs will be the front man of their new game show, You're Back in the Room. The show is a replica of the British game show where a team of contestants... Read More >

The case for Japanese subs is based on dangerous assumptions about Asia

...the idea of the future being different from the present is so repugnant to our conventional modes of thought and behavior that we, most of us, offer a great resistance to acting on it in practice. — John Maynard Keynes, 1937 ThisShow More Summary

Morning Docket: 03.28.16

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Kimberly Kitchen, the woman who was parading around and pretending to be a lawyer for a decade before she was caught in the act, was recently convicted of forgery, unauthorized practice of law, and felony records tampering. On the bright side, at least she doesn't have six figures worth of law school debt to worry about right now. Show More Summary

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