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The Top Five Things to Know About the New Tax Laws

We have spent a month trying to study The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reading analyses of the new tax laws, and talking to accountants, bankers and business owners about what the laws really mean. The most important thing that … Continue reading

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Thinking Smartly About Smart Contracts

Smart contracts and blockchain. You have been hearing a lot about them but haven’t gotten up to speed. Solution? Get up to speed by reading guru Dennis Kennedy’s articles on smart contracts and blockchain: “My first published article of 2018 … Continue reading

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Is there harm in asking? Questioning employees about their plans to retire

by Michele L. (Warnock) Brott Retirement decisions cannot be divorced from a person’s age. When asking questions about retirement, employers should be cognizant of age discrimination laws and the implications of making such inquiries.  Applicable laws Age discrimination is governed … Continue reading

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What we can learn about the Constitution from The Simpsons

The popular TV show “The Simpsons” debuted 28 years ago today as a regular series, and among its cultural contributions are more than a few references to the Constitution. Granted, with more than 600 episodes in the can for the … Continue reading

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US Attorney for Oregon, expressing "significant concerns about the state's current regulatory framework," plans summit in response to new AG enforcement policy

Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, has this fascinating new newspaper commentary under the headlined "U.S. Attorney: A call for transparency and action on marijuana." Here is most of what it says: Earlier this … Continue reading

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