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New Tax Law Quashes Deduction for Some Sexual Harassment Settlements

On January 3, 2018 by Schnader in schnaderworks.com

By Jo Bennett Payments made pursuant to a confidential settlement of sexual harassment allegations will no longer be a permissible tax deduction for business under a little-noticed provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The tax law permits the deduction if the settlement agreement does not contain a non-disclosure […]

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5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in schnaderworks.com

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski  The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the number of harassment complaints in many workplaces. This is a […]

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Common Mistakes Employers Make in Handling Complaints of Sexual Harassment

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in schnaderworks.com

By Scott J. Wenner Other parts of this series have covered the proper affirmative steps to take to prepare for, investigate and respond to charges of sexual harassment. It is equally important to address the opposite set of concerns. What is it that employers commonly fail to do properly, or at […]

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7 Tips for Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Workplace

On December 20, 2017 by Schnader in schnaderworks.com

By M. Christine Carty The drumbeat of press reports about sexual harassment in the workplace over the last few months has increased awareness among employees that workplace harassment is illegal and actionable, leading employers to brace for an anticipated increase in sexual harassment complaints. Employers can limit their liability exposure and […]

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