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Damages for Lost Wages Qualify as Compensation under Railroad Retirement Tax Act

BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos Earlier this term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos that damages for lost wages qualified as “compensation” because they were payments for working time lost due to a work-related injury and thus were subject to employment taxes under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (“RRTA”). Facts […]

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Employment Law Basics for the Employer

Employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have a lot on their plates. Hiring and retaining skilled workers, keeping customers happy, making production targets and deadlines, and finding new customers are some of the most basic elements of running a business, not to mention the need to turn a profit. What many employers do not do […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

  EMPLOYMENT LAW Independent Contractors Who Work in Transportation May Not Be Forced Into Mandatory Arbitration New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, 2019 WL 189342  (U.S. January 15, 2019) involved a dispute between New Prime Inc., an interstate trucking company and one of its drivers, Dominic Oliveira. Mr. Oliveira worked under an operating agreement that classified […]

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